Colorado Springs tightens its budget belt

The World

Colorado Springs, Colo., has been hit hard by the economic downturn. After public demands for no more tax increases, the city has taken some drastic measures to curb its financial bleeding. City government decided to cut services that many would consider basic: many street lights will be shut off, fire and policemen will be let go, parks will go unmowed and unwatered, and some museums and pools will close.

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