Category Archives: Opinion

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 —

Hill: Rewriting the Southeast

By Marcus Hill The Southeast Express So I won’t give you a rundown of what I deem accomplishments in my life, I’ll simply get to the gist of what you desire to know. Yes, I was an “athlete” in high school, but I’m not about

Get out the (youth) vote

By Patience Kabwasa Special to the Southeast Express On Nov. 5, many Coloradans will scurry to drop off their mail-in ballots or vote in person for state and municipal issues in coordinated elections. And, if national trends are any indication, young voters will come out

Foster: The clock is ticking …

Have you cast your ballot yet?  Hey you! Yeah, you! The one whose ballot is still sitting, unopened, under a pile of mail on the kitchen counter. Or maybe you opened it, but are still trying to figure out what it all means. Or perhaps

Foster: What a difference a year makes!

Happy anniversary, Southeast Colorado Springs!  Given the deep history of this community, I’m sure that seems a bit strange. But for me, Sept. 17 marked a monumental day.  Precisely one year earlier, I walked into the hallowed halls of Colorado Publishing House, charged with determining

Where we’ve been, where we’re going

Southeast’s rich past has shaped its present. How do we channel that while moving toward the future?  As Charlotte Brummer recalls, when she moved into the Satellite Hotel, Airport Road was unpaved, Academy Boulevard was one lane in each direction, and glamorous airline pilots and