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Local officials are joining forces in an effort to present a cohesive redistricting plan to the state’s redistricting commission later this month. Last week, the El Paso County Commissioners were the latest group to unanimously endorse a resolution that would keep El Paso County as one voting district. As regulated by law, the U.S. Census… Continue Reading Colorado Springs officials work to protect city in state’s redistricting plan

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Colorado’s business climate is a little healthier after this year’s legislative session, but small-business advocates would like to schedule a checkup for next year. Health care affordability has become a mantra for owners of small businesses throughout the state, after they saw double-digit increases in their insurance premiums this year. Working with organizations like the… Continue Reading Legislature strives to make health care affordable

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From the ashes of Senate Bill 93 rose a new telemarketing no-call bill and, unlike its predecessor, it awaits the signature of the governor. House Bill 1405, according to proponents, is exactly the same as the previous bill, but in addition prevents “junk” faxes to customers. Initially, it had many other restrictions, such as limiting… Continue Reading Legislature passes telemarketing no-call bill

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Swagata Guha, a principal partner with the Colorado Springs architectural firm Design Edge PC, is seeing a lot more volume in the custom housing business. That’s consistent with what the industry is experiencing nationwide. Architecture services are once again “poised for growth” after four months of declining business, according to the American Institute of Architects’… Continue Reading Briefs: Housing industry experiences growth+

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Colorado Springs’ infrastructure could deteriorate if the city’s residents don’t pass Issue A, commonly known as SCIP 01. A citizens’ panel and a technical panel composed of chairs of Springs Community Improvement Program committees presented that message last week to an audience of business leaders at The Broadmoor hotel. “Business people understand why we need… Continue Reading Tax increase is essential in infrastructure upkeep (4791)

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Some telecommunications companies in Colorado fear the effects a bill currently being considered by the Legislature could have on their business here. Senate Bill 93, also known as the No-Call Bill, passed out of the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee on a vote of 9-1, and is headed for the full Senate sometime in April. The… Continue Reading Bill requires telemarketers adhere to no-call list (4793)

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Colorado Springs’ infrastructure could deteriorate if the city’s residents don’t pass Issue A, commonly known as SCIP 01. A citizens’ panel and a technical panel composed of chairs of Springs Community Improvement Program committees presented that message last week to an audience of business leaders at The Broadmoor hotel. “Business people understand why we need… Continue Reading Tax increase is essential in infrastructure upkeep

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Some telecommunications companies in Colorado fear the effects a bill currently being considered by the Legislature could have on their business here. Senate Bill 93, also known as the No-Call Bill, passed out of the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee on a vote of 9-1, and is headed for the full Senate sometime in April. The… Continue Reading Bill requires telemarketers adhere to no-call list

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Urban renewal plan approved by commission

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Green. The color has many connotations attached to it: luck of the Irish and a knack for cultivation are just two of them. Both are metaphors, in a wee way, for real estate issues. Lucky charms At the Planning Commission meeting March 8, the Southwest Downtown Urban Renewal Plan grew an inch, passing unanimously 8-0,… Continue Reading Urban renewal plan approved by commission

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City grapples with growth-related issues

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Residential and commercial developers are facing a local version of a statewide dilemma: how to plan responsibly for growth and continue to benefit from it. City Council decided Tuesday to postpone yet again any decision on how to fund a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard, until the city completes… Continue Reading City grapples with growth-related issues

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