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Fountain doesn’t want it, and Cripple Creek surely doesn’t either. But there are rumblings that an American Indian tribe is considering building a casino about 10 miles south of Colorado Springs. Earlier this week, lobbyists for the Colorado Gaming Association, the casino industry’s trade association, met with several elected officials in El Paso County to… Continue Reading Indian casino in Fountain?

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The disparity has existed for years, but didn’t garner as much attention until the Troubled Asset Relief Program and other “bailouts” brought executive compensation to the forefront. Continue Reading CEO, worker pay gap widening

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The 20th Amendment to the Colorado Constitution authorizes the medical use of marijuana for people suffering from debilitating medical conditions and establishes an affirmative defense to state criminal laws for patients and their primary caregivers. While some distributors of medical marijuana and law enforcement agencies say the amendment is too vague and that some form… Continue Reading Distributors, law enforcement seek medical marijuana regulation

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Hefty executive compensation packages won’t be going the way of zoot suits or high-waisted jeans anytime soon. But as the recession and bailouts have brought scrutiny to corporations and the financial industry, the future of executive compensation is changing. Company executives and directors are concentrating on “keeping their bottom line in the black,” said April… Continue Reading Evolution, not extinction, for grandiose executive pay

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Entrepreneurism is in the air. It was the week for how-to-choose-a-business-entity seminars in Colorado Springs. Here are two of this week’s take-aways — (and, yes, it’s permissible to roll one’s eyes at the euphemism.) One: It’s OK it structure your business so that you legally pay the least amount of taxes possible, according to Chris… Continue Reading Forget identity crisis, entity crisis is much, much worse

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Sushi lovers on the city’s north end can now rejoice. Bara Sushi owner Sam Ahn will open a second Colorado location at the Promenade Shops at Briargate. Ahn, who also owns the Bara Sushi location in Denver’s Tech Center, had been waiting for the right spot to become available at the Briargate shopping center for… Continue Reading Retail Roundup: Briargate hollers ‘go fish’

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Health department gets swine flu help

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Most people in Colorado will be able to get vaccinations for the H1N1 swine flu later this year. The federal government gave $5 million to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to strengthen its infrastructure ahead of the expected delivery of the vaccine. Part of the federal money will go directly to state… Continue Reading Health department gets swine flu help

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People on the Move – July 24, 2009

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Judy Blotz has joined Ent Federal Credit Union as a private banking officer. She previously was assistant vice president of personal banking at Chase Bank. Dustin Horras has been named principal of Evans International Elementary School in Falcon School District 49. He has been assistant principal for the past three years. Dave Briggs has qualified… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 24, 2009

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More potent; more options

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Use of marijuana for medicinal reasons is settled, constitutional law in Colorado — but drug counselors warn: this isn’t your parents’ weed. Today’s cannabis is up to five times more potent than that of the 1970s, researchers say, and users have ways of delivering higher levels of THC to their systems — creating a new… Continue Reading More potent; more options

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NEW YORK (AP) – The Dow Jones industrials rose back above 9,000 for the first time since early January.Investors snapped up a broad range of stocks Thursday, sending major indexes up more than 2 percent, after existing home sales jumped for the third straight month in June. The 3.6 percent increase in home sales has… Continue Reading Dow tops 9,000 as home sales rise for 3rd month

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