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Are global powers leading up to WWIII?

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To govern for world peace, the Obama administration and other Western leaders could learn quite a lot from 1914 and 1937, years leading up to World War I and World War II, said Ray Raymond, officer with the Order of the British Empire, former British diplomat and current professor at the State University of New… Continue Reading Are global powers leading up to WWIII?

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SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

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SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

FLoT, a small business in Salida, believes flying drones commercially should be allowed. Now, commercial flight of drones is allowed only if flown for a government. Further, FLoT believes, the federal government should apply different rules to flights of 747 airliners and  flights of drones. For example, one of the rules requires all aircraft to… Continue Reading SBA ombudsman listens to businesses

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Jan Erickson wins Accolades award

Jan Erickson, founder and CEO of Janska/Clothing that Comforts, was named the 2014 Accolades Business Leader of the Year by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Erickson received the award at Tuesday’s Accolades luncheon. Erickson was named by the U.S. Small Business Administration the 2013 Colorado Small Business Person of the year. On hand… Continue Reading Jan Erickson wins Accolades award

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CPI increases only .1 percent

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CPI increases only .1 percent

Inflation is holding steady, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of all items rose only 0.1 percent from one month ago, and 2 percent from one year ago. Economists factor the CPI by comparing prices of goods and services over a period of time –… Continue Reading CPI increases only .1 percent

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Businesses move out of and around downtown

Several businesses in downtown Colorado Springs have moved, will move, or plan to close. Two are moving to the Chapel Hills Mall. Susan Godec will close her Phancy Pheasant at 220 N. Tejon St. because of a drop in business that she attributed to downtown vagrancy and parking. “I feel like it’s just the wrong… Continue Reading Businesses move out of and around downtown

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Demon pothole changed a person’s life

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Demon pothole changed a person’s life

The city fixed my pothole last week. Yes, my pothole. I claim this pothole because of a particular relationship I developed with it and with gravity nearly two months ago. I adopted this particular gaping hole in the middle of a crosswalk on Tejon Street at Platte Avenue after I tripped on it and fell… Continue Reading Demon pothole changed a person’s life

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Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

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Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

It’s a Dutch bakery with a difficult-to-pronounce name: Boonzaaijer’s. So difficult, in fact, that the owner, Stephen Boonzaaijer, printed the pronunciation on his business cards: Boné-zi-yer’s. Boonzaaijer got his start in the bakery by following five generations of tradition. “It’s a generational thing,” he said. “I’m the fifth-generation baker in the family. I grew up… Continue Reading Dutch Bakery a sweet choice for breakfast

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Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

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Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

The owner of Bryan Construction, Scott Bryan is a Colorado Springs native. At 54, he’s been married to Theresa for 30 years. They have two sons, Eric, 20, majoring in petroleum engineering at Colorado School of Mines, and Wyatt, 19, at Colorado State University majoring in mechanical engineering and playing football for the Rams. After… Continue Reading Bryan sets fast pace in construction industry

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Registration closes Friday for Accolades luncheon

Registration closes Friday for the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Accolades luncheon. The luncheon is Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Doubletree Hotel. The luncheon features Colorado’s Second Lady, Dr. Claire Oberon Garcia, as the keynote speaker. A professor of English at Colorado College since 1997, Garcia is an accomplished author, essayist and recently co-edited… Continue Reading Registration closes Friday for Accolades luncheon

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Youth labor force increases

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Youth labor force increases

From April to July 2014, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old increased by 2.1 million to 20.1 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. This year, 51.9 percent of young people were employed in July, up from 50.7 percent a year earlier. The month of July typically is the… Continue Reading Youth labor force increases

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