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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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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Two years after Operation 6035 was launched, a key group is being formed to implement its recommendations. Other than that, there’s little hard evidence of any progress since the initial economic development strategy was published. Phil Lane was appointed to head the operation in February 2010, and he acknowledged the program hasn’t unfolded as swiftly […]
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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs landed twice on the annual rankings list of graduate programs from U.S. News & World Report. The School of Public Affairs - with programs at UCCS and CU Denver - ranked 32nd nationally. Four CU campuses received 37 mentions in the 2012 edition of Best...
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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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...
The economic slowdown meant less spending on diversity programs at area corporations. Diversity remains important to many of these companies, but efforts are more “targeted,” or “streamlined,” and their recruiters are trying to make better use of the Internet rather than, say, attending or hosting job fairs for minorities. The effect...
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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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,...
A state ban on synthetic marijuana is up for a vote in the Colorado Senate. The bill that will be debated today would outlaw several chemicals used to make synthetic cannabinoids. The chemicals are widely available on the Internet and mimic the effects of marijuana in products called "Spice" or...
Immigrant-rights advocates welcomed a federal judge’s decision last month to temporarily block Arizona’s immigration law. But the ruling appears to have only strengthened the resolve of anti-immigration forces to pass similar legislation in Colorado and elsewhere. The legislation, blocked by the judge before it could go into effect, would have...
The Mexican ambassador to the United States is visiting with the Colorado Attorney General John Suthers tomorrow – and visiting the Winter Night Club event at the Broadmoor. Arturo Sarukhán will speak about Mexican and U.S. relations at 7:30 p.m. Sarukhán served as deputy assistant secretary for inter-American affairs and was posted in 1993 to […]
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