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Dave Philipps

Investigative Reporter

  • El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa says comments about missing file in office taken out of context

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Thursday that a Gazette article concerning the investigation of a missing file at his office took his comments out of context and asked that a recording of his interview with The Gazette be made public. The article, published Thursday, focused...

  • Epilepsy agency, doctor back medical marijuana

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Spurred by the promising results of families in Colorado who are treating epileptic children with cannabis, the Epilepsy Foundation and one of the leading researchers in the field are calling for access to medical marijuana nationwide. "If a patient and their doctor feel that...

  • AUDIO: Missing file scandal hits El Paso County Sheriff's Office

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    With the race for El Paso County sheriff still in its early stages, a bombshell scandal has hit: A file detailing the alleged misdeeds of one of the leading candidates has been reported stolen from a locked cabinet in a locked room at the Sheriff's Office. When the sheriff...

  • Why The Gazette moved downtown: 'Poised to move forward but also back to our roots'

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    In December, The Gazette moved from its longtime home at 30 S. Prospect St. to new offices at 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., coincidentally the same address it occupied 90 years ago. "Being at the heart of downtown puts us closer to the pulse of the city," Gazette Publisher Dan Steever said....

  • Release of findings in Air Force Academy inquiry delayed

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    The Air Force has interviewed former cadet informants and other key players as part of an Inspector General investigation of the secret informant program at the Air Force Academy, but will not say when findings, initially slated to be completed in January, will be released. A...

  • Records show former Fort Carson commander made inappropriate comments, sexual innuendos

    Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    The former commander of Fort Carson's hospital, Col. John McGrath, was removed from command because he regularly made brusque, "cringe-inducing" comments to his subordinates, according to newly released Army documents. A 400-page investigation of McGrath, obtained by The Gazette...

  • Pikes Peak land in proposed swap with The Broadmoor

    Updated: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    The Broadmoor wants to swap a sought-after island of private land in the national forest on the west side of Pikes Peak to the U.S. Forest Service in exchange for a smaller piece of land in Emerald Valley in the foothills west of Colorado Springs, where the resort has a luxury lodge...

  • Now popular in Colorado, marijuana oil has long success history that's often been ignored

    Updated: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    One night in 1839, a woman knocked at the door of a British Army doctor named William O'Shaughnessy who was stationed in India. The woman's infant was having seizures and needed help. The doctor tried several 19th-century remedies, including opium and leeches, but the convulsions grew...

  • Survey reveals cadets increasingly admit to breaking Air Force Academy honor code

    Updated: Sun, Jan 19, 2014

    When Fred Malmstrom saw The Gazette report in December revealing a secret system of cadet informants at the Air Force Academy, he thought to himself, "given the data, that makes a lot of sense." Malmstrom, a psychologist, is a 1964 graduate of the academy and was a visiting scholar...

  • Lamborn questions use of Air Force Academy informants

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    Members of Congress this week criticized the use of secret Air Force Academy cadet informants, saying it was a contradiction to the academy's strict honesty oath and questioning the program's place at an academic institution. "I'd just like to go on the record as saying I don't see...

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