The issue: With more than 1 billion users, social media giant Facebook is using personal information for business gain. What we think: Social media platforms should be open about what information is collected and should do a better job at policing organizations that use private information to influence politics and inflame...
When it comes to small business and health insurance costs, there’s not much good news. A family of four is paying about $18,000 out of pocket for health insurance premiums in 2018, and that’s expected to rise another 6 percent next year. The annual cost increases are unsustainably high, a...
On Nov. 6 Colorado voters will have the dubious privilege of voting on 13 statewide initiatives, not to mention a host of local measures. We can rage and tut-tut all we want about such cumbersome, special-interest-driven governance — but let’s not go there. Instead, let’s focus on a pair...
After four weekends, 32 hours and countless conversations and debates, the Big Horn Energy Leadership cohort came up with a set of policy goals and recommendations to effect change in the energy industry. The suggestions covered five topics: energy efficiency, carbon capture, battery recycling, climate change and disaster awareness. The group...
Many areas in Colorado can claim a love for the land, but Colorado Springs’ identity is especially intertwined with the natural landscape surrounding the city. Our defining skyline is Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Our founding by Gen. William Palmer was rooted in highlighting and enhancing the...
September is marked by “back-to-school” excitement — a time of fresh starts and renewal, as college freshmen make their way to campus and returning students settle back into familiar routines. Attending college is a pivotal, life-changing time for students and their parents. For students, it’s marked by growth, change and...
It now seems all but certain (to use a favorite cliché of political journalists) that two-term Colorado governor John Hickenlooper will run for president. It’ll be a crowded field, overflowing with prominent Democrats who each believe that they’re the chosen one. Can Hick prevail against a group that will likely include...
Nearly 100 years after gaining the right to vote and around 73 years after entering the workforce en masse during World War II, women are still fighting for equal pay for equal work. According to recent studies by the American Association of University Women, the wage gap in Colorado is...
Until last summer, David Woolfall had viewed Colorado Springs mostly from a distance, living and working in Denver as a senior transportation engineer for Tsiouvaras Simmons Holderness Inc. His company had done various projects around the state, including a stretch on North Powers Boulevard here. But when TSH became part...
John Suthers stepped onto the Gold Room stage Tuesday night, waiting for a two-man band to wrap up its version of the classic song “Johnny B. Goode,” knowing that he’d never have another chance so perfectly gift-wrapped to begin walking the talk as Colorado Springs’ officially anointed mayor-to-be. The crowd of about 300 supporters already […]
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