Despite the down economy putting the pinch on many businesses, the hospital industry in Colorado is doing well. A Colorado Public News examination found most hospitals are reporting healthy profits…The number of business complaints Colorado consumers are filing with the state attorney general’s office is rising…A cottage foods bill is on its way to the Governor for his signature. The measure would let small-scale operations sell local foods and products from home kitchens…and, President Barack Obama will speak to graduating Air Force Academy cadets at the school’s commencement on May 23.

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