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Every four years, the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration holds a public meeting in Colorado Springs to review federal transportation certification review. This year, the meeting is slated for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 15 S. Seventh Street. The two groups will jointly… Continue Reading Federal transportation authorities hold Springs public hearing

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Hickenlooper expands Medicaid under ACA

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Gov. John Hickenlooper announced plans to expand Medicaid coverage to people living within 133 percent of the federal poverty level, in line with federal guidelines under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court said states could decide whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage in a landmark decision upholding most of the… Continue Reading Hickenlooper expands Medicaid under ACA

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Oil imports to the United States steadily decreased from 2005 through 2011, with U.S. exports steadily increasing by lots more. Current-trend projections show the U.S. will be a net oil exporter by around 2017. Incredible. That has to be a shock for those who chant “Drill, Baby, Drill” and “Drill Here, Drill Now,” thinking more… Continue Reading Reality about oil imports, exports might surprise you

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The average person likely has never heard of the Federal False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 — 3733). Yet, it probably will touch the lives of most Americans directly or indirectly at some point. The FCA, which imposes liability on individuals and companies who defraud governmental programs, is widely used in the context of… Continue Reading Deal with the government? Take care with submissions

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City could have second shot at millions

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More often than not, January offers us the chance to assess, revise and sharpen our long-term plans, both in our business and personal lives. Nothing is moving too fast early in the new year, so we take a deep breath and rearrange our priorities. Usually. But in the first days of 2013, Colorado Springs faces… Continue Reading City could have second shot at millions

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More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

As charities in the Colorado Springs area tally their final donations for 2012, some say they’ll end the year slightly higher than 2011, despite the concerns of possible donor fatigue after the Waldo Canyon fire. But another factor has come into play for many of the region’s nonprofits as they head into 2013. They’re facing… Continue Reading More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

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On the Horizon – January 4, 2013

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Jan. 7 H&R Block Tax Talk H&R Block professionals will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. at the East Library to discuss tax filing procedures for property owners. For details go to ppld.org. Jan. 8 PVG Pitch Night Peak Venture Group will host its next Pitch Night at 5:30 p.m. at Epicentral Coworking,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 4, 2013

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Kudos! – January 4, 2013

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RMHS receives largest donation in 20-year history Rocky Mountain Human Services received a $2 million challenge grant from Colorado business leaders Dob Bennett and John Malone in support of the organization’s “Operation TBI Freedom” program. Through Jan. 31 individuals who make a tax-deductible contribution to Operation TBI Freedom will have their gift matched by both… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 4, 2013

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People on the Move – January 4, 2013

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Sean McCullough has been promoted to Perkins Motors, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM, Business Link commercial manager. McCullough has been with Perkins Motors for three years and has been in the automotive industry in Colorado Springs for 20 years. He is responsible for small business and fleet, truck and automotive needs, helping business with financing and… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 4, 2013

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When we think of peer cities with which we compare ourselves, Columbus, Ohio, doesn’t rank high on the list — in fact, it’s probably not on the list at all. And why should it be? It’s bigger, flatter, older, colder (in the winter), hotter (in the summer), more humid (always), and it’s in the Midwest.… Continue Reading Columbus’ success defines an opportunity lost here

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