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Colorado’s November 2008 voting numbers rank above the national average, the U.S. Census Bureau reported yesterday. In Colorado, 68.4 percent of registered voters showed up at the polls. That compares to 63.6 percent nationwide. A total of 2,308,000 Coloradans voted in 2008, according to the Census Bureau. The national total was 131,144,000. Colorado’s 2008 turnout… Continue Reading Colorado voting numbers better than national average

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Colorado Springs developer Ed Rudolph and his wife Gwen died yesterday in a head-on car accident in Wyoming.

Tributes from the real estate development, nonprofit and sports sectors will be many, but CSBJ readers might best remember him from his “One on One” interview published in 2007. Continue Reading Developer Ed Rudolph dies in Wyoming car accident

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Fewer children die in Colorado car crashes

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The number of children, teens and young adults killed in car crashes in Colorado dropped 44 percent during the past five years. The greatest decline was among people ages 15 to 20, with a 53 percent decrease in deaths. More children die from motor vehicle crashes than any other type of injury. In the United… Continue Reading Fewer children die in Colorado car crashes

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Student loan applications to be simplified

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Parents and students facing the pile of paperwork needed to qualify for a student loan might soon be breathing a sigh of relief. Beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, the United States Department of Education will introduce a process to help simplify the student loan application process. The Obama administration has requested Congress to enact legislation to… Continue Reading Student loan applications to be simplified

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NEW YORK (AP) – More plans to build homes, higher stock prices and fewer people filing first-time claims for jobless aid sent a private-sector forecast of U.S. economic activity higher than expected in June.It was the third straight monthly increase for the New York-based Conference Board’s index of leading economic indicators, and another sign pointing… Continue Reading Economic activity points to recession’s end this year

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  Colorado Springs Utilities has been ranked third in west in J.D. Power and Associates’ Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. CSU competed for the ranking in the midsize utility segment, organizations that serve between 125,000 and 499,999 customers. The municipal utility also received the 10th highest score in the nation, regardless of utility size.… Continue Reading J.D. Power ranks Springs Utilities 3rd for customer satisfaction

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Dozens of job seekers spent the afternoon networking, attending interactive workshops and learning about how to start-up a business at Laid Off Camp-COS on July 16. Co-hosted by Croke-Schoenherr & Associates and The Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Laid Off Camp offered consultations, mock interviews and seminars about such topics as protecting intellectual property, using social… Continue Reading Springs job seekers network at Laid Off Camp

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People on the Move – July 17, 2009

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James A Brzostowicz P.E. has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional certification. He has 14 years of engineering experience and is head of the site and infrastructure development department at Drexel Barrell & Co. John Webster has received the Rotarian of the Year Award from The Broadmoor Rotary Club. He is senior… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 17, 2009

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Bird Dog Barbecue owner Brad Cleveland plans to open a second location on Colorado Springs’ north side during September. Cleveland’s debut restaurant, near Powers and Stetson Hills boulevards, has performed well during the past five years, despite an economy that has pushed consumers into necessity-only spending. He said he’s been looking for the right location… Continue Reading Retail Roundup: Bird Dog Barbecue homing in on Briargate Shops

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Health care costs are quickly outpacing income at almost every level for residents of Colorado. A series of workshops throughout the state will address the findings of an affordability study conducted by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiatives. The groups will be in Colorado Springs at 6 p.m.… Continue Reading It’s not just the poor who can’t afford health care

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