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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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Officials at the National Federation of Independent Business are not happy. Their ire was raised today when the Colorado Senate voted 18-to-15, to support Senate Bills 283 and 271 which allow the state to reallocate Workmen’s Compensation reserves held by Pinnacol Assurance in order to provide $300 million in funding for higher education and another… Continue Reading Small businesses at odds with Senate over Pinnacol vote

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CEO turnover lower in first quarter

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Turnover among the nation’s CEOs saw a resurgence in March, as 14 CEO departures were announced – an increase of 39 percent, after falling to a five-year low in February. Despite the surge, March departments were 7.3 percent lower than the same month a year ago, when 123 CEOs left their post, according to a… Continue Reading CEO turnover lower in first quarter

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  Starting this winter, Vail Resorts will require all employees and children younger than 12 who participate in resort lessons to wear helmets while skiing. Vail Resorts include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. Helmets will be provided to every employee as part of the standard uniform, and helmets will be part of children’s… Continue Reading Vail to require all employees to wear helmets while skiing

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The first tea party in Boston signaled the colonists’ dissatisfaction with British taxes and government interference, and gatherings scheduled for Wednesday seek to do the same thing – protest excessive taxes and too many government bailouts. Hundreds of protests are scheduled to take place simultaneously in a number of cities on April 15, Tax Day. While… Continue Reading Nationwide anti-tax ‘tea party’ scheduled for Wednesday

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A bill under consideration by legislators offers some reprieve for the state’s lagging horse and dog racing tracks. The Colorado Senate has advanced Senate Bill 174, designed to allow racetracks and off-track-betting parlors to accept wagers all year long on out-of-state greyhound races without the requirement of holding simultaneous in-state dog races. The bill also would lift… Continue Reading Colorado horse, dog tracks await legislation outcome

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Space Symposium sets attendance records

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The Space Foundation’s 25th National Space Symposium in April broke all previous records for attendance, international involvement, exhibitor participation and educational involvement. Almost 8,000 people, including speakers, attendees, exhibitors, teachers, students, volunteers, and journalists attended the four-day event, exceeding the Space Foundation’s estimates and surpassing previous years’ attendance of 7,500. Supporters say this year’s showing… Continue Reading Space Symposium sets attendance records

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Transportation projects receive more money

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An additional $31,818 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money will be used for the Woodmen Road project and $125,000 will repair erosion on Interstate in Monument. The $157,000 is in addition to $13.1 million already allocated. The Colorado Department of Transportation Region 2 will receive a total of $61 million in stimulus money and Colorado… Continue Reading Transportation projects receive more money

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Spikefest in the Springs

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Colorado Springs will be one of the major stops for Spikefest, a volleyball tournament that is one of the largest amateur sport events in the nation. Spikefest, a three-on-three and five-on-five grass volleyball series which also has stops in Dallas, Jacksonville, Houston, Austin and Boulder. The tournament will come to the Springs through 2011. More… Continue Reading Spikefest in the Springs

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