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By Jamie Cornehlsen and Ted Schwartz In a culture that widely views wealth as an end in itself, too many Americans are fixated on spending and material acquisition, even as they approach retirement. Yet others view wealth accumulation as the key to achieving other goals, as a means to an end. After working hard with the… Continue Reading Taking a closer look at the real benefits of wealth

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For short-term results, think long term

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By Jon Rose Studies have shown people who write down their goals are 10 times as effective as those without goals. Without written goals, it’s very easy to get buried in the day-to-day demands of our work and home lives and to be distracted by bright, shiny objects. Weeks, months and years can go by… Continue Reading For short-term results, think long term

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According to an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, well more than 1 million U.S. seniors are now living in assisted living or long-term care facilities. As Baby Boomers age and move into these facilities at higher rates, providing high-quality, coordinated care will be essential to helping them remain as healthy as… Continue Reading Kaiser: Continuum of care to members through all stages of life

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Closing the final C4C business case

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City Council is debating how best to ensure a vote of the people on the City for Champions (C4C) Stadium and Event Center. The option I am sponsoring was recently accused by another publication’s editorial as being “crotchety.” I contend it is the best way to close the C4C business case. C4C has three projects… Continue Reading Closing the final C4C business case

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The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

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The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

By Rhonda Van Pelt editorial@csbj.com The calendar features iconic actors, singers and athletes, even the Dalai Lama. But take a closer look — each month’s “model” is someone served by The Arc Pikes Peak Region. On the cover, an updated Rosie the Riveter promises, “We Can Do It!” Most pages include a quote from the… Continue Reading The Arc: Far more than thrift stores

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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

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New laws will affect home health care

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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

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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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Trust: It’s our community’s valued currency

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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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