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What we really need in America is moral consistency

President Obama suggests the federal government pay for 50,000 new lapel-size cameras for police officers as part of the response to the killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo. University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan closes fraternities until the spring semester and suggests a coordinated police action against underage drinking on campus in response… Continue Reading What we really need in America is moral consistency

Most employers of home health care workers are aware of labor law changes starting in January. However, many do not fully appreciate the adjustments they must make to comply with the new rules. Starting Jan. 1, home health care workers classified as “companions,” employed by third-party companies, are no longer exempt from minimum wage and… Continue Reading New laws will affect home health care

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Ormao brings dance into local spotlight

By Rhonda Van Pelt Jan Johnson has a confession: She dropped out of her first ballet class. And she didn’t tell her mother. At the time, she was 8 years old and didn’t want to stand in regimented rows and wave her arms. She wanted to move her whole body, to channel her energy. She… Continue Reading Ormao brings dance into local spotlight

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By Leslie Wiese “I am absolutely committed to keeping Drake open,” was the sole sentence written by Councilmember Andy Pico in response to a resident who emailed the nine Colorado Springs City Councilors at AllCouncil@springsgov.com in August.  Pico’s commitment must also lie with perpetual rate increases accompanying significantly increased costs to operate Martin Drake Power… Continue Reading To whom do City Council members owe allegiance?

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When was the last time you intentionally looked for something only to find that when you focused on it, it was everywhere? For me, I can remember counting Subarus on my drive into work from Monument during my stint at the Chamber. By the way, I think that number was close to 30 every day.… Continue Reading Trust: It’s our community’s valued currency

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Harley’s Hope offers safety net for pets

By Rhonda Van Pelt If you’re an animal lover, you know that every time you give your heart to a pet, it’s likely that grief is in your future. Cynthia and David Bullock had grieved for pets before, but losing Harley, their Rottweiler-heeler mix, to cancer in 2010 hit especially hard. So they turned that… Continue Reading Harley’s Hope offers safety net for pets

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There is a fable about a little girl who was feeling particularly lonely and blue when she happened across a gorgeous butterfly trapped in the thorns of a blackberry bush. Taking great care not to tear its fragile wings, the girl’s nimble fingers finally worked the insect free, whereupon, instead of fluttering away, it turned… Continue Reading Happy people make other people happy in work, life

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CSU: Local control, good rates, smart budget

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Colorado Springs Utilities is one of about 2,000 community-owned utilities in the United States. But what does that mean to you, the citizen-owner? As a community-owned enterprise, we operate as a nonprofit, meaning our rates are designed to bring in only enough to cover costs and reinvest in keeping the utility system reliable. Our customers… Continue Reading CSU: Local control, good rates, smart budget

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Program keeps kids out of courtroom

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Program keeps kids out of courtroom

By Dave Smith editorial@csbj.com You don’t expect it, but circumstances can change and life can get out of hand. People may spiral swiftly downward until their issues require a visit to the county courthouse. It can be an imposing place for stouthearted adults and much more so for children. During court sessions, things are said,… Continue Reading Program keeps kids out of courtroom

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City seeks applicants for Council seat

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City seeks applicants for Council seat

Colorado Springs City Council is now accepting applications to fill former Councilmember Joel Miller’s position representing District 2, which generally includes the City’s north-central neighborhoods. According to the City Charter, City Council must appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy within 30 days. To be eligible, a person must be at least 25 years of… Continue Reading City seeks applicants for Council seat

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