Aurora Business

City council divided on race-track casino ballot question

City council divided on race-track casino ballot question

One city official says adding casino gambling to Arapahoe Park race track will exasperate heavy traffic and road problems in south Aurora

Anschutz medical campus digs into the meet of the matter: Aurora conference center

Anschutz medical campus digs into the meet of the matter: Aurora conference center

“This is such a welcome addition and it’s something we have desperately needed in urban Aurora,” Sally Mounier, Aurora city councilwoman for north Aurora said. “The economic impact that’s going to be spurred will create even more development, which is going to trickle out into our neighborhoods and allow them to really prosper.”

Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

“Borrowers should see the writing on the wall,” said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com.

Colorado poverty rate down, median income up 

DENVER | Colorado’s poverty rate dropped slightly last year and median income rose, according to annual poverty figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Median household income in Colorado rose 2.4 percent in 2013, to $58,823. Just five states — Alaska, …

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

“In the Fed’s mind, the economy still has work to do, but it’s improving,” said Mike Arone, an investment strategist with State Street Global Advisors.

House passes ‘no welfare for weed’ bill

“The fact that some people are using welfare for weed is outrageous,” Reichert said in a statement.

House passes bill to oversee Aurora VA hospital building 

Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department’s oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes 

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes 

“So far, every campaign designed to educate the public about marijuana has relied on fear-mongering and insulting marijuana users,” said Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s biggest pot-policy advocacy group.

Marijuana caregivers escape Colorado crackdown

The state Board of Health rejected the rule change Tuesday after hours of tearful testimony from parents who rely on others to grow marijuana-based medicines for their children.

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

“I’m not in this for nostalgia purposes,” said Steven Barts, a fourth-generation tobacco farmer in Chatham, Virginia.