How do you describe campaign finance reports?  They’re boring but revelatory, dreary but interesting. They’re headed for the dustbin of history, but they’re a fascinating snapshot of the candidates that have chosen to run, and of the people and organizations that  make campaign contributions. District 1 Incumbent Tim Leigh raised $6,875, including $3,000 from the […]
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Like many of you I have been traveling quite a bit lately. I was in Little Rock two weeks ago and New Orleans last week. Unfortunately these were business trips — not all for fun. Little Rock played host to the Alliance of Area Business Publications summer conference, which included educational tracks for all departments a newspaper has.
Earlier this month, the nation marked another pitiful Equal Pay Day. This year, it was April 2, which calculated (confetti and drum roll, please) how far into 2019 women had to work to earn what the average male got paid in 2018. It’s a painful reminder of a ridiculous system:...
During the last year, the Colorado Springs Young Professionals has become much more than just a social group that gets together for drinks a few times a month. We have members in the group who really want to get involved in this town. I thought I’d take the time to highlight the organizations that the group works with and why we think it’s important.
The best-selling book, “Freakonomics,” explores the hidden side of everything. I was dazzled! The authors examine the beauty of incentives, as well as their dark side. They note “nothing is more powerful than information, especially when it is abused.” My profession, financial planning, is no different. MarketWatch columnist Paul Farrell says that “Freakonomic research shows experts have an ‘informational advantage,’ and use it against their clients.”
What would the Springs look like if the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had 35,000 students and a $750 million to $1 billion dollar impact on our local economy? Dare I suggest that the Springs could become a major metropolitan city and the state Capitol, now in Denver, would...
Remember this song from the great Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! that made its debut on Broadway in 1943? “Everything’s up-to-date in Kansas City They gone about as fer as they can go...” That’s not Colorado Springs! We’re lunging into the future, laying the foundation stones for a vast new city that...
Couldn’t sleep last night and found myself surfing the Web at 2 a.m. Checked the New York Times site, which, strangely enough, was dated Jan. 29, 2020. There was a story about our own city that seemed … well, even stranger. Good thing I copied the text — my...
A term limit is forcing Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera out, so by sometime next year, probably sooner rather than later, his seat will become the most sought-after, woefully under-minimum-wage job in the city. Already, there is one candidate: Tim Leigh. For the measly $6,250 Colorado Springs pays its top elected...
As tax time comes around, and as the president keeps bringing up minimum wage, let’s consider our attitudes toward income, wealth and inequality. One of the basic tenets of the capitalist marketplace (Adam Smith) was that a moral code binds the community within which markets operate. Our moral sentiments provide the framework for fairness and […]
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Are you judged by the way you dress for an interview? Are you judged by the way you dress for work every day? Ninety-three percent of managers polled by OfficeTeam said that a person’s style of dress at work influences his or her chances of earning a promotion.
New construction for apartments downtown, a start on building the United States Olympic Museum, groundbreaking on the Pikes Peak Summit Complex. Record employment levels matched with new companies and entrepreneurs; a city government that’s responsive to business needs and growing industry sectors in cybersecurity. UCCS, Colorado College and Pikes Peak...