Colorado Springs


Sun October 7, 2012

Few Colorado Businesses Use Health Insurance Tax Credit

John Crandall, owner of the Old Town Bike Shop in Colorado Springs, advises customer Gayle Allen. Crandall found taking the tax credit for health insurance for his employees easy, but he’s in the minority among other business owners across Colorado.
Ann Imse Colorado Public News
  • Carol McKinley reports for Colorado Public News

When small-business owner John Crandall learned two years ago that his Colorado Springs bike shop qualified for a new health care tax credit, he jumped to take advantage of it.

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Tue September 25, 2012

VIDEO: NewsHour On Political Ad Spending, Colorado Ad Spend Jumps 146%

Screencap from the NewsHour report on the ad spend in Colorado Springs

Colorado is assuredly a battleground state, evidenced by several visits by both candidates. The battle for votes though is duking it out on the TV across Colorado.

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Mon September 24, 2012
The Message Machine

Colorado Springs Soaks In Triple The Political Ads

Originally published on Tue September 25, 2012 3:11 pm

Second of a two-part series

The presidential race is a national contest in name only. In reality, it's being fought in eight or nine swing states around the country.

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Mon September 24, 2012


Sat September 22, 2012
Presidential Race

Warring Political Ads: One Community's Experience

Originally published on Sat September 22, 2012 8:35 am



If you live in a swing state, the political ads on TV right now are inescapable, and they're only going to get more intense in the seven weeks before Election Day. NPR's Ari Shapiro wanted to see the impact that all this advertising's having on one community. He's been in Colorado Springs for the last week reporting a pair of stories that will air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered on Monday. Ari joins us now. Thanks so much for being with us.


SIMON: How deep and profound is this impact?

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