Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera is calling for a three-year timeout from the part of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights that limits how much tax money the city of Colorado Springs can spend as the economy recovers (Gazette, Business Journal). Some city council members boycotted Mayor Lionel Rivera’s final state of the city speech (KOAA).

The Colorado job-loss prediction for 2010 has been raised sharply (Denver Post).

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April 30, 2016 | NPR · This month, the Canadian trio’s breakthrough album celebrated its 40th anniversary. Guitarist Alex Lifeson recalls its unlikely creation and fans of the band testify to its powers.
 

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