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Election night party news

Election night party news

Want to go top an election night party, have a glass of wine, munch some light appetizers and schmooze with your favorite Republicans/Democrats? The Republicans will be whooping it up on Nov. 4 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Stargazers, while the Dems will open the doors of the Gold Room (just south of the Mining… Continue Reading Election night party news

Business Journal wins 20 awards

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Business Journal wins 20 awards

The Colorado Springs Business Journal staff won 20 awards at Friday’s Society for Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Awards 2014 event. The the Business Journal competed against newspapers with a circulation of 10,000 and under from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The Business Journal earned nine first-place awards, seven second-place awards and four third-place… Continue Reading Business Journal wins 20 awards

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Business Journal earns 17 CPA awards

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Business Journal earns 17 CPA awards

The Colorado Springs Business Journal won the sweepstakes award on Friday in the editorial category from the Colorado Press Association at its annual banquet in Denver. The top award among weekly newspapers with circulations between 2,001 and 4,000 in the state, the sweepstakes award honors the editorial department for its work from Sept. 1, 2012… Continue Reading Business Journal earns 17 CPA awards

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Two generations ago, Jane Jacobs published “Cities and the Wealth of Nations,” amplifying and refining ideas that she had suggested a few years earlier in “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.” Jacobs was an urbanist in an era when middle-class Americans shunned cities in favor of the suburbs — the land of low… Continue Reading Perhaps it’s our city’s turn to break down some barriers

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Let us consider the following press release from state Treasurer Cary Kennedy concerning the Public Employees Retirement Association, the state pension plan. “It is wrong for PERA to pay out bonuses to employees on the one hand, and on the other, ask retirees to give up cost of living increases in years when the market… Continue Reading Someone’s going to have to pay in the PERA scenario

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One of the most memorable political images of the past year has to be that of a man in his late 60s at one of the Tea Party rallies holding a sign which read, “Keep your government hands off my Medicare!” Proponents of health care reform seized upon the sentiments thereby expressed as evidence of… Continue Reading Geezers of Colorado Springs unite — save our city

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Got an email on Monday from a reader who shall remain anonymous. Here’s the text: “John, Perhaps with your exposure to matters of a civic nature you can explain the relationship between: DreamCity 2020 — Project 6035 — Leadership Pikes Peak — Center for Creative Leadership. I have about 4 terabytes of space dedicated to… Continue Reading Making sense of our fragmented community

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I spent a few minutes chatting with one of our state representatives early this week, and politely inquired what we might expect to come out of this year’s legislative session, which will begin Jan. 4. “You can expect nothing,” he said. “We have no money.” That might be an understatement. The recession might be officially… Continue Reading When the money runs out, lawmakers can’t pass much but ‘feel-goods’

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For me as a kid — as indeed for all kids — Christmas was a time of hope and fear. Hope: get something really cool. Fear: get something that your parents or grandparents thought to be cool, but that you knew, thanks to your snarky friends/siblings, was not merely undesirable but actively embarrassing. I don’t… Continue Reading The cool kid has an unexpected change of heart

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Wasted a part of a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend sitting through this season’s mega-disaster movie, “2012.” And no, the mega-disaster featured therein doesn’t have anything to do with the re-election of President Barack Obama, but with the end of the world. Not that I want to spoil the plot for you, but I particularly… Continue Reading Understanding true meaning of the fictional apocalypse

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