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As I arrived in Israel this week, I was thinking about a tale of two cities, but not Dickens’. Though I was born in Haifa, Israel, I’m staying in Tel Aviv, about one hour south. These two cities parallel Colorado Springs and Denver, respectively, one hour by car but light-years apart. Haifa and CS have… Continue Reading Let’s just follow Denver

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Clock ticking on sequestration

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If you ask Coloradans what’s the biggest threat to our national security, they’ll probably say things like terrorism, a rising China or a nuclear Iran. Cyber-terrorism and North Korea would probably also make the list. But you’re not likely to hear the word “sequestration” — a provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that… Continue Reading Clock ticking on sequestration

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For 13 years, Jenifer Furda has dealt with the local business community, building a reputation for her energy and community involvement at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. Now she’s bringing those attributes to the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Continue Reading Furda named CSBJ associate publisher

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It takes the entire community — and a helping hand from the federal government — to recover from a disaster as destructive as the Waldo Canyon fire. Continue Reading Fire recovery will be long, other areas have learned

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People on the Move – July 27, 2012

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Lauren Larson is the new director of the division of registrations at the Department of Regulatory Agencies. Larson comes to DORA with nearly two decades of experience in business and public policy analysis and consulting, including nine years at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. At DORA,… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 27, 2012

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If the Waldo Canyon fire caught local residents by surprise, it’s not because they weren’t warned, but because they weren’t paying attention. Continue Reading Wildfire warnings have gone ignored since 1990s

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Although El Paso County Public Trustee Tom Mowle recently submitted a letter of resignation, he has already reapplied for his position and maintains that he has been a good steward of public money. All 10 of the state’s public trustees appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper stepped down last week after a Denver Post story questioned… Continue Reading Mowle reapplies to be county’s public trustee

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Ben Johnson guides people through the memories of their hallways and dresser drawers. He walks with them through their imaginations to the bathroom and through the closets and basements of the homes they’ve lost to fire. “Usually, it’s not something people want to do right away,” said Johnson, a general insurance adjuster for Farmers Insurance.… Continue Reading Insurance claims require recollection of belongings

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With news this week that the Waldo Canyon fire is the most expensive wildfire for insurance companies in Colorado’s history, rumors started to fly about increasing premiums and full coverage becoming harder to get. “I think there’s a concern that there will be an immediate impact to insurance premiums,” said Carol Walker, executive director of… Continue Reading Insurers say Waldo fire not enough to bump premiums

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Raso sends familiar EDC messages

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For nearly an hour over breakfast earlier this week, Joe Raso talked to 200 or so business leaders about the evolving local economic landscape from his perspective as the new president and CEO for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. Throughout the room, movers and shakers from the business community listened intently to Raso’s… Continue Reading Raso sends familiar EDC messages

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