Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Guess what? You count

Hey, Southeast Colorado Springs! Want to have a say in how your roads are funded? What about your schools? Your public health clinics or first responders? Then here’s the thing: You need to be counted. This month, you will probably receive an invitation to participate

Foster: Change is coming, what role will you play?

  A few weeks ago, Julie Ramirez, Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) community coordinator, posed a question to the 1,300 fans of the Southeast Colorado Springs Community Facebook page. “How,” she asked, “do we revitalize Southeast Colorado Springs without gentrifying it?”  It’s a good

SPECIAL COVERAGE: Please vote … many of us can’t

During the fall semester, the Southeast Express partnered with a Pikes Peak Community College publishing class on a project focused on many facets of voting. During that time, we worked closely on an opinion piece with a so-called “dreamer” — the nickname for student migrants

Exum: A new session brings fresh, revisited goals

We are committed to passing legislation that builds an economy for all, invests in our future and protects our Colorado way of life. By State Rep. Tony Exum Guest column, special to the Express The next legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly begins on

Emma Tang: Lead the charge

Local youths help organize U.S. Senate candidate debate in preparation for 2020 elections By Emma Tang We are less than one year away from what will be the most historic election my generation has ever witnessed. With more than 10 Democratic presidential candidates stepping up

Foster: Giving thanks, one year in

The holidays are once again upon us. I love this time of year: the general energy, the spirit, the traditions, the festivities, the food and, above all, the overall atmosphere of comfort and joy. For some reason, it all turns me into a marshmallow —