Dion’s Pizza, a New Mexico-based chain, will break ground on a pizza shop in the Springs near the corner of Powers and Dublin boulevards next week. The pizza shop, which also sells salads and sub sandwiches, expects to open in November and hire 75 people to operate its store. Dion’s is an owner-run chain. “We […]
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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has appointed C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College assistant professor of sociology, to its newly created research advisory board. The board is made up of seven scholars from a variety of disciplines who will advise the foundation based on “sound theory and research,” according to an announcement from the foundation.  The […]
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A bank that supports public art, a banker who has funded high-end arts festivals, entrepreneurs who celebrate and embrace diverse working groups, and a group of designers and marketing experts who sold T-shirts to help with wildfire relief  all were recognized Wednesday at the fifth annual Business & Arts Lunch. The lunch, hosted by the […]
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In the first of its kind in the area, an adapted home exhibit at the Independence Center will showcase the tools and products that help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo […]
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Eric Austin Attard has been the executive director of the Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center since May. He’s also busy working on a master’s in marriage and family counseling. The Springs has a reputation for being intolerant. What’s your take? I think where you immerse yourself is vital to that question. A lot […]
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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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By Dennis Huspeni To anyone else, the huge pile of old computers stacked at Blue Star Recyclers looks like trash. But Bill Morris sees something else in that jumbled pile — jobs. And the bigger Morris can make that pile, the more jobs Blue Star can create. “That’s our mission statement,” said Morris,...
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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House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that private talks with President Barack Obama failed to produce a deal to avoid a government shutdown and warned that the House Republicans "will not be put in a box" of accepting options they refuse to endorse. Short of an agreement to cover the...
The late 1980s and early 1990s were watershed years for minority chambers in Colorado Springs. Those were the years when Hispanic, black and women business leaders set out to establish their own independent chambers. The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber felt that women needed more networking and business-training opportunities specifically aimed at...
Even when accounting firms hire them, many women and minorities drop out because of lack of support that prevents accomplishment and advancement, according to a new report by the American Society of Women Accountants. The ASWA 2012 Special Report on Diversity in the Accounting and Finance Fields says that shifting demographics in the U.S. demonstrate […]
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The Pueblo City Council has revived a proposal to let city employees have same-sex domestic partners added to their insurance less than a week after it was rejected. A public hearing and final vote is scheduled for Oct. 9. Councilmembers at a study session Monday say they previously rejected the...