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Kroger grocery chain to settle religious bias suit over apron

The Kroger supermarket chain will pay $180,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly firing two employees who refused on religious grounds to wear an apron they believed supported gay rights. The agency said in a statement Thursday that the Kroger Limited Partnership I, a subsidiary …

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What wine in grocery stores could mean for local liquor stores

COLORADO SPRINGS  — Jim Little has owned Coaltrain Wine and Spirits in Colorado Springs for 41 years. “We started out about a fifth of the size we are now, we’ve gone through four expansions,” Little said. His business is near Colorado College and many of his customers have a personal relationship with him and his 20 …

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