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While medical marijuana supporters hailed the state’s decision yesterday to uphold a constitutional amendment that allows the drug to be dispensed to an unlimited number of patients, at least one local dispensary believes the burgeoning industry needs more oversight. “In some aspects, I’d be relieved to see some more regulation – the amendment has so many… Continue Reading Medical marijuana victory hailed – but unease lingers

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The 50 million American workers who labor each day in cubicles without office doors to shut might have a new tool to help avoid interruption. Instead of fantasizing about duct taping coworkers’ mouths shut, they can install a CubeGuard Cubicle Message Barrier, a retractable message banner that can be mounted across an office doorway or cubicle with messages… Continue Reading CubeGuard could help avoid office interruption

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State fines insurer $90,000

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Time Insurance Co., which does business under the name of Assurant Health, has been fined $90,000 for violations of state insurance laws. A market conduct examination performed by the Colorado Division of Insurance found the following violations for calendar year 2007: Failure to maintain required records. Failure to include a required disclosure regarding portability of… Continue Reading State fines insurer $90,000

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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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