The effects of the recession in Colorado are worse than originally thought (Denver Post). Colorado’s senators look for a written commitment from the Army saying they’re not looking to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (Chieftain, Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Colorado Springs, D-11 school officials deal with having to make $13 million in cuts for the 2011-2012 school year (Gazette). Efforts to implement an economic development plan, known as 6035, show little progress (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Businesses in Colorado, and Colorado Springs, are slower than other parts of the country to embrace benefits for same-sex couples (CSBJ*). Colorado Springs looks to gain from a rise in U.S. manufacturing jobs (CSBJ*). The Business Journal takes a look at ‘fun’ in area workplaces*.

The death rate for children and teens in Pueblo is among the highest in the state (Chieftain). Pueblo City Schools face cutting about 8% from its general budget (Chieftain, KOAA).

The Florence-Penrose School District considers a four-day school week (Canon City Daily Record).

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · A report from the surgeon general warns that “nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults,” and notes e-cigarettes are increasingly popular among people under 25.
 

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December 8, 2016 | WVPB · A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it’s time to act.
 

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