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UCCS part of mysterious donor ring

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During the past few weeks, at least nine universities, including the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, have received a total of $45 million in gifts from donors who took specific steps to assure their anonymity. Gifts to universities are almost never given by anonymous donors. Click here to read the story. Click here to subscribe… Continue Reading UCCS part of mysterious donor ring

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Morse elected majority leader

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DENVER- The Colorado Senate majority unanimously elected Sen. John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) Senate majority leader.

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Hobby Lobby assistant manager Adam Garcia said his employees are still in shock. Last week 8th Street store manager David Schafer returned from a meeting in Denver with unprecedented news: all hourly full-time employees would begin receiving a minimum wage of $10 per hour immediately. “While it doesn’t affect me directly, 19 of our 24… Continue Reading Hobby Lobby workers elated about across-the-board pay hikes

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A flurry of better-than-expected bank earnings reports this week, coupled with some tentatively encouraging economic data, suggest the economy and the financial system might not be quite as sick as many had believed. Or are they? Facing conflicting evidence, analysts are wrestling with whether the economy is making a fitful climb back… Continue Reading Bank earnings bringing economic hope to Americans?

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Denver Post reports on USOC building debacle

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The Denver Post is reporting today on a story Springs residents are all too familiar with – the fight to finish the U.S. Olympic Committee’s new headquarters building and keep the organization in town. Click here to read the story. Click here to subscribe to the CSBJ Daily e-mail and receive news updates in your inbox… Continue Reading Denver Post reports on USOC building debacle

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Snowstorm forces closures, delays

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As the springtime snowstorm blew into town this morning a number of city and county offices businesses and schools either closed their doors or on a late-start schedule. Click here to visit FOX 21 News’ Web site to see an updated list of closures. Click here to view the city’s traffic camera map, which shows… Continue Reading Snowstorm forces closures, delays

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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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