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The state Department of Labor and Employment said Coloradoans receiving unemployment benefits now qualify for up to 13 additional weeks of payments. The news comes after Colorado narrowly missed the extension criteria during the last review a few weeks ago. To qualify for an extension, states must reach a total three-month average unemployment rate greater… Continue Reading Colorado qualifies for extended unemployment benefits

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Health officials say a new program that combines technology and health care has increased the recovery chances for heart attack patients by 88 percent. The pilot program, conducted in Colorado by Kasier Permanente, consists of nursing and pharmacy teams working together with heart disease patients and their doctors. The team works together toward the patient’s lifestyle modification,… Continue Reading Team-approach program improves heart attack survival rate

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G.E. Johnson: USOC work will continue

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The general contractor for the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters at 27 S. Tejon St. said today that work on the building will continue – at least for now. Jim Johnson, president of G.E. Johnson Construction Co., said that he met with LandCo President Ray Marshall and United Western Bank representatives today to discuss the project.… Continue Reading G.E. Johnson: USOC work will continue

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The lawsuit LandCo filed against the U.S. Olympic Committee and the City of Colorado Springs was conceived well before any of the deadlines in the original agreement among the three partners had passed. “(LandCo lawyer) Steve Long has been working on this for six months,” said Russ Rizzo of Linhart P.R., a Denver-based firm which represents… Continue Reading LandCo lawsuit planned before deadlines passed?

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City officials have set up an account for donations to keep the Julie Penrose Fountain and the Uncle Wilber Fountain operating this summer. City budget cuts eliminated $4.6 million from parks and recreation, including all of the operating money for the two fountains. The total cost to run the two fountains from Memorial Day to Labor… Continue Reading Account created for Uncle Wilber, Julie Penrose fountain donations

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WASHINGTON (AP) – However they satisfy their nicotine cravings, tobacco users are facing a big hit as the single largest federal tobacco tax increase ever takes effect Wednesday. Tobacco companies and public health advocates, longtime foes in the nicotine battles, are trying to turn the situation to their advantage. The major cigarette makers raised prices… Continue Reading Federal tobacco tax in effect Wednesday

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LandCo sues city, USOC

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FOX 21 News is reporting that LandCo, the company overseeing construction of the U.S. Olympic Committee building, has filed suit against the City of Colorado Springs and the USOC, saying the two have failed to keep promises of the development deal. Click here to read the story.

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Ever wonder how that bill was calculated if you had to pay to see a doctor outside your insurance network?Might be a scam, says a senator investigating the issue. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, wants answers at a hearing Tuesday from the chief executives of… Continue Reading Senator looks into out-of-network ‘scam’ issue

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Peak Vista receives more stimulus money

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers will receive $776,173 from a second round of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money is in addition to the $1.3 million the centers learned they would receive earlier this month. The award is part of a $7.5 million package awarded to 15 community health centers statewide.… Continue Reading Peak Vista receives more stimulus money

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There Is An Intrinsic Sadness When A College Drops Its Football Program for whatever reason, and that is the case this week with the terse announcement that Colorado College was eliminating the sport for budgetary reasons after 127 years of play………while local reaction in the media has been tepid to date, there are a lot… Continue Reading Mike Moran on CC dropping its football program

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