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Don’t look for election’s messages, but …

As odd-year elections go, the 2013 vote in El Paso County certainly won’t stand out as earthshaking. Or, for that matter, even mildly surprising. Everybody who has been paying the slightest attention had to know the only issue of real interest to the Colorado Springs business community. That was Amendment 66, a sweeping measure that… Continue Reading Don’t look for election’s messages, but …

Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

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Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

Ballots for the April 2 municipal election are in the mail. Voters who haven’t received a ballot by Friday, March 15, should call the City Clerk’s office at 385-5901. The election is  mail-in ballot only, and must be received by the city clerk’s office or dropped off at one of the designated sites by 7… Continue Reading Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

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Manitou library to become part of PPLD

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Manitou Springs Library will now be part of the Pikes Peak Library District, thanks to a vote of residents that approved a property tax increase to make it happen. The increase, 1.2 mills in Manitou Springs, will generate $240,000 in 2013, and allow the library to join PPLD and its 14 facilities serving El Paso… Continue Reading Manitou library to become part of PPLD

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Election won’t change some health care reforms

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Some changes to the health care industry will stand no matter who becomes president, according to a panel of experts in Colorado Springs last week for the Colorado Rural Health Center. “It doesn’t matter what it’s called,” said Michael McNeely, deputy director of the hospital-state division of the Office of Rural Health Policy. “Call it… Continue Reading Election won’t change some health care reforms

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Maketa deserves open-minded voters

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Hard to believe, but five weeks from now, mail ballots for the 2012 general election will arrive at thousands of homes across Colorado Springs. That means the time is now for voters to begin making judgments on the ballot measures that often have direct effect on all of us. Since the Business Journal’s ownership change,… Continue Reading Maketa deserves open-minded voters

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An overwhelming majority of voters – 83 percent – said yes to the University of Colorado Health, ending more than two years of debate about the future of Memorial Health System. The vote means that UCH will take over daily operations of Memorial on Oct. 1. But the plans for the transition have been underway… Continue Reading Voters give overwhelming approval to Memorial lease

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Voters say that creating jobs and strengthening manufacturing are top U.S. priorities, according to a poll of focus groups conducted by a bipartisan team of prominent Republican and Democratic pollsters. By a sizeable margin, voters rated manufacturing as the industry “most important to the overall strength of the American economy,” and support a national strategy… Continue Reading Voters: Jobs and manufacturing are top priorities

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Colorado voters were deciding a crucial test for schools Tuesday in the nation’s only statewide tax question on ballots this fall. The proposal to increase income taxes and sales taxes for five years to raise nearly $3 billion to shore up schools buffeted by years of budget cuts was far from certain. Some considered it… Continue Reading Schools tax headlines off-year elections in Colo.

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Kate Coatar is seriously considering voting for Green Party candidates instead of Democrats, whom she normally supports. James Wyatt won’t cast a ballot at all because he no longer trusts anyone to fight for causes important to him. If Democratic candidates are counting on long-standing support from gay voters to help stave off big losses… Continue Reading Gay voters angry at Democrats could sway election

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A photo of President Barack Obama hangs on the wall in CoraFaye’s Cafe, a short walk from the Denver museum where Obama signed into law the most sweeping U.S. economic package in decades in an attempt to put people back to work and end the worst downturn since the Great Depression. But the folks tucking… Continue Reading Stimulus spending looms large in midterm contests

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