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Bank robberies surge in 2011

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A spree of bank robberies this year in Colorado Springs has terrorized local bank tellers as gun-wielding bandits have pulled old-fashioned stickups and demanded cash. Continue Reading Bank robberies surge in 2011

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When the 300-room Renaissance Hotel on the north end of Colorado Springs goes to foreclosure auction in October, will anyone bid on it? Less than a year ago, investors were interested in taking over the project, near Interstate 25 and Interquest Parkway, but some watching the deal today say the bidding price, expected to start… Continue Reading Renaissance Hotel will go to auction, but who will bid?

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Pat Ruffini is executive director of the Colorado Springs Teen Court, a program that lets teens charged with minor offenses plead guilty and throw themselves on the mercy of a court of their peers. Teen court trials bring together a judge, teen attorneys backed by a pair of mentor attorneys, the guilty parties and a… Continue Reading One on One: Ruffini managing Teen Court, growing list of needs

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Dozens of homeowners find themselves in the same tight spot in today’s real estate market – having to rent out their home because it won’t sell. Continue Reading Where homeowners turn when they can’t sell

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People on the Move – July 22, 2011

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Alifiya Tyabji, M.D., has joined the team at Peak Vista’s Pediatric Health Center on International Circle. Tyabji received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her doctor of medicine degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Tyabji is affiliated with the American… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 22, 2011

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On the Horizon – July 22, 2011

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July 27 City class on sales and use tax basics The City of Colorado Springs will offer a free class about sales and use tax from 9 to 11 a.m. July 27 at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The class will cover some of the basics of the City Sales Tax Code… Continue Reading On the Horizon – July 22, 2011

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Google launched their new “+1” feature recently, amid a slew of media fanfare. I bet you all are wondering, “What does Google +1 mean for my business.” And I’ll tell you, but in order for it to make sense, let’s take a step back to get some perspective. The “old Google” circa seven days ago,… Continue Reading Tech Talk: What does Google’s ‘+1’ mean for your business?

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Labor law: Beware bullying in the workplace

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If employers have not heard the term “status blind harassment” they should familiarize themselves with the issue, local attorneys and human resource managers say. Status blind harassment is more commonly known as workplace bullying, said Joan Rennekamp, human resources consultant with the law firm Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons in Colorado Springs. Insiders also call it… Continue Reading Labor law: Beware bullying in the workplace

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The Memorial Health System task force is exploring options for leasing the hospital’s assets to a nonprofit organization and what kind of payments it should expect, but finding that answer hasn’t been easy. In other markets, hospital lease payments are as varied as the communities developing them, ranging from free rent to $17.5 million annual… Continue Reading Memorial task force exploring lease-payment options

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There are two precious sets of resources that account for our national wealth: natural and human-made. The natural include precious metals, like gold and silver; energy from oil, sun, wind and water; and rich soil for agriculture. The human-made set includes entertainment, communication, hardware/software, knowledge, ideas and patents. If we are concerned about getting our… Continue Reading Higher education is one of our precious resources

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