Before we flip the calendar to 2019, The Gazette’s business staff is circling back to some of the biggest stories in 2018 to bring readers up to date. Here are followups on people, companies and developments the staff covered this year:A building boomHospital construction has been booming in Colorado Springs during the past two years, and three major projects will be completed next year and another will be on the drawing board.Major additions are under construction at St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard and UCHealth Memorial Hospital North at Union Boulevard and Briargate Parkway. Both are expected to be completed in February and a 165-bed hospital built by Children’s Hospital Colorado is expected to open in late spring. The three projects cost nearly $400 million and will add hundreds of jobs for doctors, nurses and other health care workers.But more hospital construction is on the way. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, which operates St. … [Read more...] about Catching up on Colorado Springs business stories
POLITICO & SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Tougher regulations, surprise inspections and other bureaucratic moves are hampering U.S. exports amid the trade war. This story is part of an ongoing series on U.S.-China relations, jointly produced by the South China Morning Post and POLITICO, with reporting from Asia and the United States. As the trade war escalated between the United States and China this spring, American cherry exporters in Washington state unexpectedly found their customs processing slowed at the Chinese border.Story Continued Below Unannounced, increased inspections began in late May and in early June. The extra time the inspections took backed up shipments into mainland China, leading to some shipments rotting on the docks and forcing exporters to divert their produce so it could be sold before it spoiled. Then, almost as suddenly as they were put in place, the increased inspections stopped, said Keith Hu, director of international operations at the Northwest Cherry … [Read more...] about China is finding new ways to hurt U.S. businesses
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Style | Tiny Love Stories: ‘If You’re Reading This, Nick, I Love You’ Supported by MODERN LOVE Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words. Dec. 25, 2018 Seeing Him in the Chili Pepper Lights It’s that time again. How do I know? Because of that old string of red chili pepper lights from Albuquerque. We bought them more than 30 years ago for our first Christmas together, yet every one of those chilies still lights up when I plug them in. He’s been gone six years now. Our love died before he did, at least officially, according to the divorce decree. But every Christmas, just like the red chili peppers, my heart glows red and I remember him. — Marla West An Early Goodbye to My Family She said she understood why we couldn’t spend Christmas … [Read more...] about Tiny Love Stories: ‘If You’re Reading This, Nick, I Love You’
Associated Press Updated 1:16 pm CST, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, places her head on her husband's casket at a private memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The death of McCain after a yearlong battle with brain cancer was the top story of the year in Arizona. less FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, places her head on her husband's casket at a private memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The death of ... more Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, Cindy McCain, wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain, places her head on … [Read more...] about Death of Sen. John McCain is top Arizona story of 2018
Why must I feel like that? Why must I chase the cat? Nothin' but the dog in me. -George Clinton (And I'll get it stuck in your head, too, if you like. Have a go at the extended 10-minute version.) Welcome back to the next installment of The Greatest Story Ever Told: the history of the Universe! We started from Inflation -- the phenomenon that set up the Big Bang -- and are coming forward in time. Last time, we made it up to the end of nucleosynthesis, where we made all of the elements that the big bang makes: by mass, we have about 76% Hydrogen, 24% Helium-4, trace amounts of Helium-3, Deuterium, and a teeny-tiny bit of Lithium-7. The Universe has also expanded and cooled off a lot during these first few minutes; all that's left are our atomic nuclei, electrons, neutrinos, and a whole bunch of photons. (You can read parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 if you want a refresher.) In other words, it might not be as catastrophic as it once was, but the Universe is still just a super hot, dense … [Read more...] about The Greatest Story Ever Told — 08 — It’s Atomic!