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Unemployment assistance available to Black Forest fire residents

  People who lost their jobs because of the Black Forest fire might be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, a federal program that provides temporary financial assistance to workers. The benefits are available to people who have lost their jobs because of a disaster and do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, according to a… Continue Reading Unemployment assistance available to Black Forest fire residents

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Even as Republicans gear up for a recall election against State Sen. John Morse, a Democrat from Colorado Springs, there’s still some argument out there about the validity of the more than 10,000 signatures approved by the Secretary of State to proceed with the recall election. Catherine Kleinsmith of Colorado Springs, and a member of… Continue Reading Springs resident files challenge to recall petition

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Driving on I-25, there’s an app for that

Waiting on the morning DJ to give a traffic update about the I-25 commute from Colorado Springs to Denver? Wait no more. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently launched the I-25 corridor CDOT Mobile, a free smartphone mobile app. CDOT Mobile will give travelers real-time information on highway conditions and traffic. “We first launched CDOT… Continue Reading Driving on I-25, there’s an app for that

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The Colorado House of Representatives is considering a bill that seeks to create a comprehensive international export development program for advanced industries. Proponents say House Bill 1193 is a tool for the state’s small- and medium-sized industries that might not have resources needed to export goods overseas. The bill will provide money, training and consulting… Continue Reading Legislation would help Colo. industries enter international markets

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He once led Pikes Peak Community College. Now, Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become U.S. secretary of labor, according to a Reuters article today. The news service cites sources familiar with the situation. Garcia, a Hispanic former president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, would bring racial diversity and a Western flair… Continue Reading Lt. Gov. Garcia could be tapped for U.S. cabinet job

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Rep. Tony Exum and majority leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst will host a town hall meeting to discuss issues lawmakers will face in the 2013 legislative session. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Exum, D-Colorado Springs, will discuss the first two bills he is sponsoring.  Hullinghorst, D-Boulder,… Continue Reading Two state lawmakers to host town hall meeting on 2013 session

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Bill seeks to jump-start high-tech businesses

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One of the first bills introduced in the Colorado General Assembly is aimed at giving startups and small businesses in certain sectors a much-needed financial boost. Supporters say the bill could be exactly what technology, aerospace and engineering companies need to get off the ground and recover from the recession. Detractors say that the funding… Continue Reading Bill seeks to jump-start high-tech businesses

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A tour bus is leaving Colorado Springs for the state capital Jan. 29 and the leader of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping its full. Doug Price, CVB president and CEO, is taking reservations for a seat on the bus, which is taking folks to Colorado Tourism Day Jan. 29 at the… Continue Reading Colorado Tourism Day Jan. 29, bus taking Springs residents

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Udall backs PPCC’s workforce plans

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Sen. Mark Udall examined small bearings, looked into a welding simulator and watched a 3D printer make a small intricate part in the technical classrooms during a visit this week at Pikes Peak Community College. Udall was there to speak to students, instructors and PPCC president Lance Bolton. In his week off from Senate activities… Continue Reading Udall backs PPCC’s workforce plans

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Despite a full-court press by Colorado Springs’ business and community leaders, its federal lobbyist and the state’s congressional delegation, no money was approved for watershed management or protection after the Waldo Canyon fire and the High Park fire. The House of Representatives failed to pass an amendment to an appropriations bill that delegated funds to… Continue Reading House fails to approve Colo. money for watershed protection

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