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Both sides have launched extensive advertising  campaigns in the fight to approve the Employee Fair Choice Act, also known as the Card Check legislation.  Business is on one side, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launching a $1 million television ad campaign in five states, including Colorado, to oppose the bill, which would change the… Continue Reading Card check legislation debated via airwaves, whistlestop campaign

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Save the environment in your sleep?

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Now you can cure two birds with one stone, without having to choose between what’s good for the environment or what’s best for your back. Relax the Back, on 1234 E. Woodmen Road, now sells the PureFit Bed, a memory foam mattress that is “green.” And environmental concerns aside, its ergonomically designed with seven zones… Continue Reading Save the environment in your sleep?

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The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies has revoked Colorado Springs insurance agent Jan M. Siroky’s insurance license and fined him $30,500. DORA officials said he defrauded consumers by selling long-term care, accident and health insurance policies and then diverting premiums for his own use. After the Division began to suspect fraud, Siroky’s license was suspended… Continue Reading State strips local insurance agent’s license, slaps him with $30,000 fine

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Downtown Colorado Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2009 Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence. The annual program recognizes the progress being made in revitalizing Colorado’s historic downtowns and neighborhood business districts, and the contributions the districts make to the state’s quality of life and economy. The award categories include: Best Building Rehabilitation Best Historic Restoration… Continue Reading Nominations for Gov.’s Downtown Excellence award sought

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – General Growth Properties Inc., the nation’s second-largest mall operator and owner of the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this morning. The company failed to persuade a majority of its debt holders to give it more time to refinance billions of dollars in debt racked… Continue Reading Owner of Chapel Hills Mall files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will receive $1.4 million from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for its Summer Work Experience program. Youths, ages 16 to 24, can gain paid work experience, from May 1 to September 30. “We hope to create 300 work experiences this summer,” said Jeanne Cotter, spokeswoman for PPWFC.… Continue Reading Workforce Center gets stimulus money for youth job program

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Their signs read “capitalism yes, socialism no” and “Deliver us from Obamanation.” An estimated 1,500 people filled Acacia Park Wednesday for the national Tea Party anti-stimulus, tax and federal budget protest. Quiet, patriotic and overwhelmingly angry, they were gray-haired grandmothers, retirees who lost their pensions in the financial meltdown, businessmen in shirts and ties who were… Continue Reading 1,500+ flock to anti-tax ‘Tea Party’

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Health board expanded, reorganized

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In response to legislation set to take effect July 1, the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners will add four members to the governing board of the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment. Senate Bill 08-194, the Public Health Revitalization Act that was passed last year, requires the county to expand the… Continue Reading Health board expanded, reorganized

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Millions of citizens and non-citizens will apply for tax refunds that they don’t deserve, according to the Social Contract Press. A 51-page report, The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration: A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism is available at www.thesocialcontract.com. “The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest anti-poverty program in… Continue Reading Cheating on taxes still popular: millions get undeserved returns

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Chain retailers offer tax day deals

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Feeling the pain from filing taxes today? Several national chains are offering deals for the tax-oppressed. Here’s a roundup of Tax Day deals around town and online. Chick-fil-A: visit a participating restaurant today keep your receipt. The Tax Relief Day Special allows diners to return before April 30 and receive the same order free. Cinnabon:… Continue Reading Chain retailers offer tax day deals

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