Colorado Springs Gazette: Obama to push extension of middle-class tax cuts
President Barack Obama is launching a push to extend tax cuts for the middle class, as he seeks to shift the election-year economic debate away from the dismal jobs market and toward the issue of tax fairness.
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Transparency and Accountability
Denver Post: Colorado public trustee spending raises red flags
Some of Colorado's appointed county public trustees have used public funds they oversee to profit or personally benefit from their position, a Denver Post analysis of their spending practices since last year has found.
Jobs and the Economy
Denver Post: Waldo Canyon fire singes Colorado Springs economy
The Waldo Canyon fire is nearing full containment, but the devastating fire continues to rage through the Pikes Peak-area economy. Motels that are normally full have only a few guests, tourist shops have had to lay off workers, and restaurants are seeing little foot traffic.
Family Economic Security
Washington Post: For black Americans, financial damage from subprime implosion is likely to last
The implosion of the subprime lending market has left a scar on the finances of black Americans - one that not only has wiped out a generation of economic progress but could leave them at a financial disadvantage for decades.
Pueblo Chieftain: (Opinion) Get over politics; move on with health care
As I listen to the reactions of the Supreme Court's health care ruling, I cannot help but feel that it reflects everything that's wrong with Washington and with our politics today. There's far too much concern about who "won" politically, how each side can best "spin" the ruling to their advantage, and far too little discussion about what's best for Colorado families.