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Can Drug Companies Be Held Accountable For The Opioid Crisis?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]Across America, communities large and small are grappling with a drug problem like nothing the nation has ever seen before. The opioid epidemic has devastated families reeling from the impacts of addiction, overwhelmed first responders scrambling to save lives from overdoses, and prompted government officials to launch investigations into the role prescription painkillers have played in triggering a public health crisis.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text]The scope of the problem is truly unprecedented. According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a thousand people end up in hospital emergency rooms every day because of opioid...

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THE EQUIFAX BREACH: IS YOUR DATA SAFE?

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re the president of a bank. A very big bank. A bank entrusted with guarding the precious valuables of millions of customers. [vc_empty_space height="15px"] One day law enforcement warns you that your alarm system has a glitch that needs to be fixed. You pass the message on to members of your security team, who assure you that they’re on top of the problem. But a few months later, you get some distressing news. For at least the past ten weeks, a back door to the bank has been left unlocked every night, and the vault has been...

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Let’s Get Dirty: Off-Roading in Colorado

Most people know that Colorado has a rich and expansive outdoor and recreation community, one of which being off-roading. Whether with an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dirt bike, or a 4-wheel drive jeep, there are several places to get out and enjoy a wilder side that Colorado has to offer. ATVing and Jeeping offers a different type of challenge for the outdoorsman, and that means there are more things to think about before hopping on an ATV and heading to the mountains. Before riding, you should know about what vehicle you’re on, the terrain, and how to be safe. Listed below...

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Hitting the Links: The best golf courses in Colorado

The Centennial state is known for its great outdoors and colorful scenery. One great way to get outside and enjoy it is to grab the clubs and head to the golf course. Colorado has several courses to choose from all over the state, with several being listed in the Top 100 courses in the US and one being listed in the Top 100 courses in the world. If you’re getting out to enjoy a day of golfing, here are some of the best courses that Colorado has to offer. Ballyneal – Located in Holyoke, Colorado just west of the Nebraska...

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The Colorado Wilderness: Some Hiking Tips

Many people from around the country as well as locals enjoy the colorful scenery that Colorado has to offer year round. Whether you’re an experienced climber or just looking to enjoy a day hike with the family, there are plenty of trails and spots for everyone to visit. While hiking can be a great way to get out and enjoy nature, you should always be prepared to make sure your experience is an enjoyable one. There are a few essentials everyone should bring along when trekking outdoors: Always remember to bring a map and a compass and know how to use...

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Will Your Next Car Even Need the Roads?

In the 1970’s everybody thought there would be flying cars by the 2000’s.  Well, that didn’t happen, but, we are finally getting close. Introducing The Transition, the world’s first flying car.  Well actually it’s more of a road drivable plane, but they are pretty similar. The Transition is a plane with two seats and wings that fold up to the sides making it small enough to drive on city roads. It runs on standard automotive gasoline, fits in a single car garage, and converts from plane to car in less than a minute. With a flying range of about 400 miles...

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Cyber Security: Tips to help prevent Identity Theft

In today’s technologically-advanced world, a new breed of criminal has arisen. Hackers can steal a wealth of information using just a computer. One of the most common forms of cybercrime is Identity theft. Identity theft is a crime where a thief steals your personal information, such as your full name or social security number, to commit fraud. The identity thief can use your information to fraudulently apply for credit, file taxes, or get medical services. These acts can damage your credit status, and cost you time and money to restore your good name. You may not know that you are...

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Dunk Tank for Aurora Public Schools

It’s that time of year again! The staff at Franklin D. Azar & Associates hosted a Dunk Tank fundraiser for Aurora Public Schools. The Aurora Public School system is an incredibly diverse collection of nearly 40,000 students from 131 different countries, speaking 133 languages! Though APS is an amazing school system, they have to run on a pretty tight budget and at some Aurora Public Schools, budgeted supplies can be as low as $30 per student. On average school supplies cost around $200, $330, and $375 per elementary, middle, and high school student respectively. Franklin D. Azar & Associates is...

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Total Solar Eclipse: Things you should know

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking the sun from view. During this eclipse, the path of totality, the path covered by the shadow of the moon which is created by the moon completely blocking the sun, will cover ten states from Oregon to South Carolina. About 12 million Americans live within this path and another 200 million Americans live less than one day’s drive away. Authorities are expecting about seven million of those people to...

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It’s that time of year again… Birthday Season

Most of us know at least one person who shares our birthday, maybe two.  But what if you were born in late summer, or more specifically in August? Chances are you know more than just a few people who share your birthday, and that’s because August is the most common month for births across the United States.  In data kept by the United States Center for Disease Control, birth records have shown consistently over the past several decades that August is time and again the most common birth month.  So, August is the most common month, but what is the...

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