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UC tuitions on way up

In-state undergraduate students at the University of Colorado will pay 7 percent to 9 percent more in tuition at the Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses starting this fall. The Board of Regents approved the increases Monday on an 8-1 vote. Out-of-state undergraduates will pay 2 percent to 5 percent more. CU system officials say… Continue Reading UC tuitions on way up

With almost a year of real estate columns behind me, I realize how much there is to report in this ever-changing, fast-paced field – and so many stories still to tell. Downtown re-development deserves a full column – as do many of the transactions the Colorado Springs Business Journal reports each week. In the days… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs October 4, 2002

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If you have ever walked through Acacia Park, or strolled Tejon downtown, you’ve seen them, perhaps even been solicited by them. Panhandlers, some homeless, some not, hang out at the park day and night. They roam the streets in the downtown area, constantly begging for money or cigarettes. Some are aggressive and threatening, others polite… Continue Reading Downtown task force says panhandlers are a problem

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A pipeline that would provide water to small, financially strapped towns in southern Colorado could be in service quicker if Congress acts on a bill introduced by Congressman Bob Schaffer, R-Colorado. The bill provides for expedited construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit, which would provide water directly to recipients from the Pueblo Reservoir. The bill… Continue Reading CO Congressman wants to speed up water pipeline project

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The United States Senate is considering legislation that would slash funding to the Joint National Integration Center (JNIC) located at Schriever Air Force Base. The legislation would cut funding for national missile defense research and have a negative local economic impact of $120 million and cost up to 850 jobs in El Paso County, a… Continue Reading Loss of funding could cripple Schriever AFB missile program

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If you haven’t had a chance to see the tremendous Broadmoor Main renovation yet, you’ll want to find a reason to stop by or to set up a meeting there. The former Terrace Lounge on the mezzanine level is fantastic – the “$100 million bar” boasts a gorgeous white oak paneling and woodwork and stained… Continue Reading Briefs: Broadmoor Main Hotel renovations continue+

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On the eve of the April 15 tax filing deadline, accountants are pushing to interpret and apply the new Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 tax law provisions – just in time to save their client lots of money. According to Greg Gandy, Director of Tax for BiggsKofford, his firm got news of… Continue Reading Business gets a break with retroactive Bush legislation

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Imagine going before the Colorado Springs City Council to voice concerns about a development proposed for your neighborhood. You don’t like the proposal and you list your concerns before the council. A few days later a lawsuit arrives in your mailbox. You’ve been SLAPPed. House Bill 1192 would defend citizens from similar situations – developers… Continue Reading Bill would protect citizens' govt. participation

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Gov. discusses transportation with rotary groups

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Cone zones and barricades are going to be part of Colorado’s freeway landscape for a long time if Gov. Bill Owens gets his $11.1 billion highway budget through the state legislature. Owens told members of local Rotary groups meeting in Colorado Springs last week that Colorado will need that much money if it’s not going… Continue Reading Gov. discusses transportation with rotary groups

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Democrats redistricting plan approved by court

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Colorado Democrats are celebrating a Denver District Court ruling that chose their redistricting plan over one submitted by Republicans – one they hope will give them another vote in Congress. Republicans initially warned that Democrats shouldn’t get too giddy – it was possible the ruling would be appealed, perhaps overturned. That appeal appears unlikely, however,… Continue Reading Democrats redistricting plan approved by court

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