Voluntary accreditation doesn't make sense.
Peoples lives are at stake in capital punishment cases, but also at stake is whether or not a possibly innocent person spends a lifetime in prison, or a person is wrongly convicted of DUI and incurs many thousands of dollars of costs for years to come.
If I were a defense lawyer and my client was being tried on evidence from a lab that FAILED the accreditation process you can bet that I'd insist that the evidence be thrown out.
Voluntary or not, this lab FAILED accreditation!
WHY did it fail? WHY was this "leader" unable to get her lab accredited?
Why should we keep her if her lab FAILED to pass the test and thus assure that high standards are maintained?
There's a scandal here and with her departure there's movement in the right direction.
A definite must see! Not only is the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum worth the visit but this exhibit is like frosting on a wedding cake!
Art from local artists, artists from around the United States, China and Malaysia grace the walls. Give yourself plenty of time, every one is special and deserves a ribbon!
Someone said the other day at lunch in Manitou that the city officials should lead by example. They should take the shuttle or pay for parking instead of having free parking in the back of city hall or on the side.
Hey scoots, tell me something. How come liberals are so whiny?
Re: "More to the story..."
You can make up any story you want if you have that mentality, or you can educate yourself:
Clinical toxicology laboratories are subject to federal law including mandated options
for accreditation (CLIA) and forensic toxicology laboratories are subject to varying levels of voluntary (did you catch that word? "Voluntary") accreditation.
The difference being, if a "clinical" lab performing testing for patient treatment, fails accreditation, they can no longer perform clincal lab testing on patients. That is not the case for forensic toxicology labs, where testing is not for patient treatment.
And yet another fact that may need repeating: People retire after lengthy service to their employer (20, 25, 30 years) for a variety of reasons, such as caring for aging family members, spending time traveling, etc. Should tread lightly when making false assumptions and connecting the dots incorrectly. Only makes you look foolish in the end.
Awesome new place! The teas are wonderful, the staff is open and friendly and the food is great!! Worth getting off the main drag for!! Live music on Tuesdays and I hear they will have open mic nights as well starting this month!!
I want to know more about councilman Andres Pico's employment with this company. If there is no actual conflict of interest there is at least a HUGE perceived conflict. Doesn't the city have rules about this? Something stink big time.
Three out of four comments are from right-wing cranks. Typical from our village.
So, who does accredit these labs?
Does this state, or other states, require any accreditation at all of these labs?
It sounds like this state sought accreditation and failed. There's more to this story...
The city needs to buy this land AND the mineral rights that go with it in order to control our future destiny. Buy it or take by eminent domain.
It all fits into the Koch Bros agenda to destroy public sector jobs.
A British company, yeah, so conveniently close to our city. Not.
Mayor Botch gets an "A" from AFP on this one, and Sean the haircut Paige will personally deliver a pretty piece of paper commending Botch for a (hatchet) job well done.
Now hurry Mr. Mayor and get on with wrecking a decent middle class existence for workers over at CSU! Hurry! Can't let anyone live above minimum wage in Koch Paradise!
Hey happy, does your moniker "happyfew" refer to the two brain cells you have left? Tell me something genius, do you really think that the majority of Americans will be voting for another loony liberal after the travesty Obama has made out of the office?
Do you have any idea what is happening right now on the national stage? Your boy is in serious trouble.
teabaggers everywhere are destroying any chance that anyone but old farts, red necks and rich people will vote for repubicans... not that this is a bad thing.
Great another company with a documented questionable operating history. Should fit in real well with all the people in this city's government with questionable backgrounds.
he was drunk. I was there. when asked WTF he was thinking he went from" victim of a misunderstanding" to a threatening douche in 2 seconds. neighbors saw him run and be tackled by the cops, yet they will admit none of this. they, for some reason, where giving him special treatment. gee, that couldn't be because they're all ex jarheads? and he was not shooting in one location. he moved around a lot during that hour in the dark. again, I was there.
Way to bring jobs and support the local economy - outsource to a foreign corporation.
Time will tell if this will realize the intended budget savings or just turn out to be another attempt to divest City employees from PERA.
I do hope the 70 or so affected City Fleet employees all find jobs and do not become the unseen and unreported collateral damage from this business decision.
Seems to me what immigrants want is immediate access to what American citizen's have spent their life times creating.
I have benefits as part of a life long participation in and contribution to health insurance, social security, medicare...and all the safety net programs funded through payroll taxes etc.
The benefits are only available to me and to others citizens after 40 quarters of participation and payment. So too it should be for immigrants.
Otherwise it is re-distribution of wealth rather than a national program for the common good of its citizens.
Do we really want to turn America into Mexico?
Mc: seems to me the ignorance and hate are coming from you. I'm not a member of the Tea Party, but it is my understanding they are for lower taxes or at least responsible use of our tax dollar and adherence to the constitution. That does not sound like the "antithesis of everything American" to me. From where do you derive your bigoted opinions?
Do y'all suppose this was one of the reasons CS Fire Chief Rich Brown "retired" early? Hmmm...
By continuing to focus on a non-issue, some of our so-called local business leaders have drawn unneccessary attention to the supposed perils of pot. Our troops know very well that the consumption of cannibis is verboten and will not endanger their careers or national security if we allow retail sales in Colorado Springs. Regardless of your viewpoint, Amendment 64 was passed by the voters and attempts to undermine it are futile. Even the Pentagon realizes this now.
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