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  • Your guide to a Colorado summer

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Summer is here! And Colorado is a summer playground for natives, residents and visitors from around the world. The state, with its hot Springs, fine dining and endless adventures, appeals to all five senses in so many ways. Smell. Hear. Taste. Feel. See. Indulge in all that...

  • Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30-year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form...

  • School officials try healthier cafeteria options

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky...

  • The Country Life: 4-H extends beyond rural

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Our kids, Ryan and Hope, grew up in the city, but they've always had a love for the land and for animals; a variety of critters - dogs, cats, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens - were part of their childhood. Still, I sometimes wonder how different their lives might have been...

  • Families host present-free birthday parties

    MAGEN KRITSCH, Daily Journal
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — The youngster didn't unwrap a pile of trinkets and dolls for her birthday. Instead, guests at Kathleene Thomas' birthday party brought canned food to donate to the Interchurch Food Pantry. At a party for a 5-year-old in Greenwood, parents asked guests not to...

  • 4-year-old girl found Sunday night wandering in Colorado Springs is identified

    by Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    The 4-year-old girl found walking around alone Sunday night has been identified but remains in Department of Human Services custody. Colorado Springs police found the girl on the 3900 block of Regency Drive near Broadmoor Valley Road around 11 p.m. She was clothed, in good health and...

  • Baby steps: Capturing beauty in the glow of an expectant mom

    By David Pico Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    I don't know whose idea it was to create the camera. It is a powerful tool, capturing images that move us, but, as a memory, it is too detailed. In my mind's eye, I am quite the specimen: handsome, charming, winning smile, no lumps. The camera's infallible brain spoils this notion....

  • Hints from Heloise: Soda box doesn't go over easy

    Heloise
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Dear readers: Here is this week's "Sound Off," about the position of UPC codes: "My Sound Off is about soft-drink companies. Why can't they put the UPC code on the same side as the opening to pick up the boxes of cans? It would be so much easier and more convenient for consumers to...

  • Dear Amy: Manipulative mother tests notion of normalcy

    Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Dear Amy: My mother is very manipulative and controlling. Her moods swing at the drop of a hat and she can be very cruel (i.e. making fun of my 10-year-old niece when she started crying for her parents), to the point that none of her grandchildren want to be with her. I'm a single...

  • Colorado Springs mother will die in student debt default

    by Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    At 40 years old, Tara Raskie knows she'll be buried with her student loan debt. A Colorado Springs single mom with daughters who are 19 and 17, Raskie owes $87,000 in federal student loan debt and $7,000 in Colorado student loan debt. For her state debt, a 25 percent garnishment is...

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