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Time to make up with the Olympic Committee

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After reviewing the results of an economic impact study that shows how much the USOC contributes to the city, it might be time to forgive and forget. Continue Reading Time to make up with the Olympic Committee

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As the Memorial Citizens Commission has meandered leisurely along its course, producing reams of paper and hours of testimony, we’ve hoped that some clarity would emerge from the process. Evan Dreyer, Gov. Ritter’s press secretary, once coined a nifty name for the process — “blue-ribboning.” Got a political dilemma? Just appoint a blue- ribbon commission,… Continue Reading Going nonprofit is most sensible option for Memorial

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A sad state of affairs for the Colorado GOP

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With Tuesday’s primary upon us, the Colorado Republican party is in disarray, and it’s a sad thing to see. While that sentiment is surely hard for some to swallow, no democracy-loving American should rejoice in what’s happening to the Republicans in Colorado right now. After all, when one of our two major parties is crumbling,… Continue Reading A sad state of affairs for the Colorado GOP

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What happens when a dysfunctional law meets a dysfunctional city government? Once it became clear that because of the arcane TABOR ratchet, the city would, absent voter approval, be required to refund $600,000 dollars in “surplus” revenue, city council swung into inaction. Apparently incapable of deciding how best to use the revenue that they may… Continue Reading Springs City Council: A culture of indecision

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In his recent State of the City address, Mayor Lionel Rivera suggested placing a measure on the November ballot that would ask voters to allow the city to retain TABOR surpluses for the next three years. It’s a good idea. The request should be placed on the ballot, and voters should approve it. Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Best idea ever from the mayor: A TABOR timeout

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Operation 6035, the fledgling economic development group, announced this week that its first project would be to try to attract a University of Colorado School of Medicine campus at UCCS. Sounds like a great first step. Though the deal is far from complete and no one knows where the private funding needed to launch a… Continue Reading CU medical campus plans a good first step for 6035

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Banks are in the midst of a misbegotten, last-ditch effort to protect the billions of dollars they make each year from debit-card “interchange fees,” the charges they hit businesses with each time a consumer swipes their card. The financial-overhaul bill approved by the U.S. Senate last month includes an amendment that would limit just how… Continue Reading Spare small businesses and lower debit-card fees

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Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is complex, confusing and in need of regulation, but a pair of bills that passed the state legislature last week and which Gov. Bill Ritter has indicated he intends to sign are only going to make matters worse. House Bill 1284 and Senate Bill 109 seek to regulate the distribution of… Continue Reading Here’s an idea: Set fire to new med marijuana bills

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The Colorado Springs City Council rolled the dice in its decision this week to approve an urban renewal plan for Copper Ridge at Northgate, a 2.5-million-square-foot retail development that’s proposed on 200 acres of undeveloped land southeast of Interstate 25 and North Gate Road. Let’s hope it all works out. Any argument that an undeveloped… Continue Reading Copper Ridge project vote: Calculated risk or folly?

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Space travel has become fairly routine. Astronauts regularly blast off into space, tinker around on the International Space Station and do a bit of research — and most of us are generally unaware of any of it. That wasn’t always the case. Americans were at one time singularly gripped by the notion of space travel.… Continue Reading Obama’s better plan for deep-space exploration

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