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A gift for the 18-year-old who has everything

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A durable power of attorney for your soon-to-be 18-year-old son or daughter? Aren’t these more suited for older adults? Not always. Once your child is 18, he or she is an adult in the eyes of the law, whether or not he or she is still in high school. That reality will hit the first… Continue Reading A gift for the 18-year-old who has everything

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According to Gallup research, the United States is spending $2.5 trillion in health care and this is predicted to grow at 6 percent over the next 10 years. The Center for Disease Control reports more than 75 percent of total health care spending is on people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and… Continue Reading Building a healthier city through social enterprise

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Space Symposium rises to a global event

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We just concluded the Space Foundation’s 29th National Space Symposium and, despite a very difficult ramp-up, it was successful beyond our imagination. I’ll run through just a few themes that emerged during the week: U.S. government challenges: First, the Space Symposium underscored that, as a nation, we need to resolve our budget disputes and delays… Continue Reading Space Symposium rises to a global event

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When the president signed the “Continuing Resolution” to fund federal government operations for the rest of this year, it was a somewhat anticlimactic temporary truce in the ongoing Washington budget battles. But it was an important victory for a group we call the Regional Coalition for Strategic Federal Action and, more importantly, for all of… Continue Reading Bipartisan effort brings fire relief to Springs area

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Arts and culture organizations can fuel significant economic growth in cities and benefit all citizens, whether they attend a single play, exhibit or concert in their lifetime or not. While this is not the message those of us working in this sector want to put out there — we do, after all, want as many… Continue Reading Let’s make a stronger commitment to arts and culture

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Colorado bill ensures full access to meds

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Patients with severe chronic disease are eager to gain access to a new class of medications known as “biosimilars,” which are less expensive imitations of “biologic” medications, yet have proven highly effective at treating a wide range of debilitating diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, many types of cancer, psoriasis and lupus, among others. Right… Continue Reading Colorado bill ensures full access to meds

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Letters – March 22, 2013

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Tough times for City Council Council is slowly and strategically being silenced as we see the promotion, support and abuse of authoritarian leadership. The people voted a Council-Mayor form of government to have a separation and a limit of powers. City Council is meant to be a deliberative, Republic body. Short-term successes are being achieved… Continue Reading Letters – March 22, 2013

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At the beginning of the year, you likely made a resolution to [fill in the blank]. Odds are that resolution has long since gone by the wayside. However, if your goal was to find a more rewarding career, now is a great time to revitalize that mission. Holidays and summer are slow hiring seasons, when… Continue Reading Nine ways to enhance your search for that new job

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Fabulous February for real estate market

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Wow. Despite the weather, February was another great month for the Colorado Springs housing market. There are positive numbers all across the board. Local residential real estate prices have now increased for 12 straight months on a year-over-year basis, indicating a greatly increased consumer confidence in home buying. To illustrate that, here are some highlights… Continue Reading Fabulous February for real estate market

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There are numerous circumstances in which obtaining a person’s covenant not to compete would be beneficial. However, Colorado, like many jurisdictions, renders covenants not to compete void, except in limited circumstances. Covenants not to compete are considered restraints on trade, and public policy favors granting citizens the right to seek employment and to compete without… Continue Reading It helps to know laws on covenants not to compete

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