Larry Small, the articulate former Colorado Springs vice mayor, defines as well as anyone the problem of asking voters to pass judgment on paying for stormwater projects. “Stormwater funding is always a hard thing to sell,” Small said. “And if it fails, it’s not the kind of thing that you can bring right back […]
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Springs manufacturers are already feeling the strain of President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs, which some Colorado economists and trade experts warn will hurt the state’s consumers and producers. “It has been impacting us already,” said Christopher Fagnant, president at Qualtek Manufacturing. “It’s isolating manufacturing and it’s making it harder for U.S. manufacturing to be competitive […]
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You’ve got a dozen or more old computers, keyboards and monitors in the storage room, and you can’t just toss them in the dumpster because it’s against the law – they’re full of dangerous chemicals and metals. So who are you going to call? Try Better Environment Through Technology Recycling. BETTR, as it calls itself, […]
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State lawmakers will be in Colorado Springs early next week to hear about transportation issues from local residents. The Transportation Legislation Review Committee, made of 18 lawmakers, will be in town from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20,  at the Gallogly Events Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. During the past 10 years, […]
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A bipartisan marijuana tracking bill that was postponed indefinitely in a Feb. 7 Senate committee meeting is delayed, not dead. There’ll be a refined version of SB18-029 “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology,” this legislative session, co-sponsor Sen. Kent Lambert said, that will better explain how marijuana tracking will protect Colorado’s legal businesses, tax revenue, marijuana […]
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Two California companies are no longer allowed to sell securities in Colorado after Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph issued a final cease-and-desist order against them. Energy and Environment Investments, it’s manager, Energy and Environment Inc., the president, CEO and manager of both companies, Amir Sandari and their sales agent, all of Costa Mesa, Calif., were […]
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The race for mayor of Colorado Springs definitely is heating up, far ahead of the April 2015 municipal election. El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen formally announced on Labor Day, sending a statement to the media that may presage a major campaign theme. “It is time to unlock the doors of the Mayor’s Office,” Lathen […]
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A new congressional district map chosen by a Denver judge paves the way for big spending on high-profile races next year because Democrats will have a chance to unseat two Republican incumbents, political analysts said Friday. Democrats would get a huge boost from the new boundaries for the 6th Congressional District represented by Rep. Mike […]
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Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking for more federal help for communities affected by wildfires this summer. The governor sent a letter to President Barack Obama yesterday, seeking additional money.   “The current disaster declaration does not account for the significant infrastructure losses and repairs the communities directly incurred as a result of these wildfires,” the […]
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The Colorado Springs City Council handed Mayor Steve Bach a rare defeat during yesterday’s formal council meeting when it voted down Bach’s request to deny stepped salary increases worth $749,000 for city employees.
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Newly drawn Colorado legislative districts are prompting some lawmakers to leave their seats or enter other contests next year. Democratic Rep. Roger Wilson of Glenwood Springs says he will not seek re-election next year, and Democratic Rep. Andy Kerr of Lakewood announced Monday he will run for a state Senate district in Jefferson County. The […]
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House Democrats are advising Congress’ supercommittee to create jobs, raise revenues and avoid damaging cuts to crucial public works, education and health programs as the panel searches for ways to curb the government’s growing debt. A day ahead of a deadline for submitting advice to the supercommittee, minority Democrats from 16 House committees released letters […]
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