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Making Health Care More Affordable

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A recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Foundation found that Americans are more concerned about rising health care costs than about the stock market or terrorist attacks. Health care concerns are particularly acute in the small business community, where millions of workers have no health care coverage at all, while others pay up to 17… Continue Reading Making Health Care More Affordable

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Part of the Solution…

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It’s not surprising the “Springs ranks 1st – for bad traffic” (Gazette September 8th Metro Section), since over 12 years ago a one-half cent [1984 voter approved] sales tax that was designated for capital improvement projects that included roads was eliminated. Our ability to fund transportation improvements while maintaining existing roads and bridges has reached… Continue Reading Part of the Solution…

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Challenging Transportation

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To say “getting around Colorado Springs is a challenge” is a big understatement today. Those of us who lived here prior to 1990 know that “getting around” was much easier then. To get to an appointment (doctor, lawyer, church, lunch or dinner) and getting to work every day was relatively easy. The only time things… Continue Reading Challenging Transportation

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Stories you probably haven't seen or read

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One of the benefits of being a news-junkie is coming across interesting little bits of information while trolling various sources of information. Last week, while perusing the Foxnews.com Web site, one Colorado-generated story caught my eye in particular. The dateline for the story was Boulder. The headline: Town cracks down on cell phone use. But… Continue Reading Stories you probably haven't seen or read

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Herman Trend Alert: Worker Happiness

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In today’s world of computers, we can measure just about anything. Here is an interesting insight into measuring how happy and optimistic employees are. Why is this important? The more optimistic and confident workers are, the more likely they are to risk leaving an employer to try something different. The happiness measurement, The Hudson Employment… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Worker Happiness

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AFA coach urges support of the ALS Walk

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Dear Editor: I am writing to encourage all Coloradoans to get involved with the Walks to D’Feet ALS that will take place this fall throughout the state of Colorado. Every 90 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone in the United States dies from ALS. ALS stands… Continue Reading AFA coach urges support of the ALS Walk

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Small Business – Benefiting Our Environment

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Small businesses help protect the environment by being active in their communities. These businesses know their neighbors hold them accountable for keeping the community clean and healthy. A small business that harms the local environment is not likely to be successful in the long run. Increasingly, small firms are being recognized as good environmental stewards.… Continue Reading Small Business – Benefiting Our Environment

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Traffic congestion is area's No. 1 problem

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Dear Editor: Thank you to the CSBJ for encouraging a solution to our traffic congestion problems. You understand the major economic impact congestion can have on our local economy if we do nothing to improve the situation. And congratulations to City Council and the County Commissioners for taking a very positive step and placing before… Continue Reading Traffic congestion is area's No. 1 problem

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Who buys a casket from a kiosk?

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Sam Walton must be turning over in his grave. Costco, an archrival of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in the discount retailing wars, is test-marketing a new line of products – caskets. Now maybe I’m just not as worldly as the next guy, but selling caskets at a warehouse store just seems a bit, well, morbid.… Continue Reading Who buys a casket from a kiosk?

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Herman Trend Alert: Domestic Job Growth

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Note: The vast majority of our readers are located in the United States, where this issue is quite controversial. The Herman Trend Alert is read in at least 70 countries, many of which face the same concern about what jobs are secure and what jobs may move. With the political campaigns heating up, expect to… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Domestic Job Growth

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