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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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The U.S. Air Force Academy will award Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who safely landed his plane in New York’s Hudson River, the the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship tomorrow. Sullenberger graduated from the Academy in 1973.  Sullenberger landed the plane in the Hudson after it was struck by geese and… Continue Reading Hudson River landing pilot to receive Academy’s award

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Rain or shine, women will walk the talk

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Women who have their dream job and want to help others along the career path will unite with women who are entering the work force during the Junior League of Colorado Springs third annual Mentor Walk. The walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 2 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Attendees will… Continue Reading Rain or shine, women will walk the talk

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Cuba travel means business for local agencies

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Local travel agencies believe the United State’s decision to open Cuba to tourist travel will boost their business – both for tourist and business travel. “Just to go, after it being closed for 50 years, I think it will gain a lot of interest,” said Russ Knight, manager at Globe Travel Services. “People are going… Continue Reading Cuba travel means business for local agencies

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched a $1 million television ad campaign in five states, including Colorado, to oppose what it calls the Employee Free Choice Act, also known as “Card Check,” which would change the rules for workers who want to forn a union. The business community says the legislation eliminates workers’ private… Continue Reading Card Check bill’s flaws advertised by U.S. Chamber

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Census 2010 looking to fill management jobs

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The Denver Regional Census Center is hiring for a number of management and data collection positions. Visit their Web site or call the Census 2010 job line at 1-866-861-2010.

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