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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

David Thomson, a retired Marine and former defense contractor, conducts advanced medical hypnotherapy from his office in Colorado Springs. (Courtesy of David Thomson)
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Volunteers raise a piece of playground equipment Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Abrams Elementary School on Fort Carson. More than 450 volunteers through the Home Depot Foundation and parents and teachers from the school transformed the playground and outside of the school in four hours. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pauses while speaking with the media after a series of listening sessions about campus sexual violence, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ann Warhola, right, and daughter Debbie Kelley. The pen pal hobby is fighting to find its place in the technological revolution. "I like it because it's more personal, compared to writing on the computer," said Warhola. (Courtesy of Debbie Kelley, The Gazette)
A backpack drive is being held in memory of Elijah Hagger, who lost his lief last December at age 9 in a car wreck. Submitted photo.
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy, a kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school in the Cimarron Hills neighborhood of Colorado Springs, is seeking donations of used musical instruments to start a band program (stock photo)
Jessica Patterson leads a yoga class in the historic Ponderosa Lodge, May, 29, 2011, before the third day of the MeadowGrass Music Festival at La Foret in Black Forest. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Nina and Rayna Felch won a silver medal at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national competition for theri project about their rare genetic disease. Submitted photo.