China, the biggest buyer of U.S. Treasury debt, increased its holdings in May for the second straight month, after five months of declines. Total foreign holdings of Treasury securities also rose, as Japan and the United Kingdom, the second and third-largest overseas owners of Treasurys, boosted their stockpiles. China’s U.S. debt holdings increased $7.3 billion […]
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The Bureau of Land Management is holding a hearing next month on allowing the Army to continue using the Pinon Canyon training site. The Aug. 2 hearing is part of periodic review. The hearing does not include any consideration of whether Pinon Canyon will be increased at some future time. The Army’s efforts to expand […]
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Area prices were down for the month, but up nearly 3.1 percent over a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The June decrease was influenced by lower gas prices, but the consumer price index for the Western region advanced over the same time last year, said regional commission Stanley W. Suchman. Energy […]
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Cindy Aubrey, news director at KOAA-TV, will be the first chief communications officer under the new strong mayor form of government, said Mayor Steve Bach. “Cindy brings an incredible skill set to this position. The communications function is critical to presenting the right image to effectively tell our great story, recruit businesses, and showcase our […]
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With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population. A new analysis of census data highlights a turning point in Hispanics’ rapid U.S. growth. Demographers point to the potential for broader political impact as U.S.-born Mexican-Americans widen their […]
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A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to the 2012 ballot. A state title board will review language next week to clear the proposal for ballots. If approved, supporters would have to collect about 86,000 signatures to put […]
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State Sen. Rollie Heath says schools need more help than an initiative to raise taxes can offer. Heath says he hopes an initiative he is proposing would at least shore up some funding for public schools and higher education while deeper changes to education are decided, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. The initiative […]
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Colorado Springs Utilities is looking for a few good businesses to work on the Southern Delivery System. The municipal utility is hosting its annual business opportunities workshop Thursday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Leon Young Service Center, 1521 Hancock Expressway. The free event will give subcontractors the chance to meet […]
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President Obama today nominated Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, to head U.S. Strategic Command. Strategic Command, based at the Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb., oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons, missile defenses and space warfare mission.   The four-star general has commanded the Air Force Space Command since 2007, […]
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In his “State of the City” address today, Mayor Lionel Rivera called upon Colorado Springs residents to suspend the city's TABOR law for this year and through 2012 and urged the legislature to reform the pension plan for state and local government workers.
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Three of the voter initiatives that will appear on the November ballot sure sound attractive. Among other things, they promise to lower state income taxes, eliminate vehicle-registration fees, require government-owned authorities to start paying property taxes and forbid the state from assuming debt of any kind. What’s not to like? A lot, it seems. Critics […]
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Citizens for Accountable Government, the group calling for a switch to a strong mayor form of government in Colorado Springs, may find that an obscure 1992 city ordinance could derail its efforts. The measure restricts any initiative to a single subject. Created in response to multi-subject initiatives such as the Douglas Bruce-authored 1991 “mini-TABOR” amendment, […]
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