• Issue of
  • Sep 21-27, 2006
  • Vol. 14, No. 38
  • Boon or Bone?


  • Boon or bone?
  • Cover Story
  • Boon or bone?

    On Election Day, Colorado could vote for a 33 percent increase in the minimum wage and it still may not be enough
  • Budget blues
  • Local News
  • Budget blues

    El Paso County chopping block includes polling places, programs for poor


  • Your turn
  • Your turn

    Appreciating the public sector
  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • <b>The bare minimum </b>
  • IQ
  • The bare minimum

    The present minimum wage of $5.15 an hour yields a before-taxes 40-hour paycheck of $206. A 40-hour week at $6.85 an hour would raise that to $274.

Food & Drink



  • Film
  • Movie picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.


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