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4 Killed in Chemical Plant Explosion

On Wednesday, December 19th, four workers were killed during a massive explosion at a chemical plant in Jacksonville, Florida. 14 others were injured as well.T2 Laboratories Inc. Plant makes chemical solvents and fuel additives. It is still unclear on what actually caused the explosion.The chemicals at the plant made the environment “incredibly dangerous for the first responders,” stated Tom…

Chrissie Cole

Medical Contract Bill Signed into Law

On Friday, Colorado became the first state to require health insurers to use a standard managed care contract while negotiating with health care providers.Gov. Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 79, sponsored by Sen. Steve Johnson, R-Fort Collins, which marks a fundamental shift in the state government’s involvement in private medical care contracts. Supporters say it will reduce costs by creating…