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  • GUEST COLUMN: Far too many kids are still left behind

    Paul Lundeen
    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Thousands of National School Choice Week celebrations are taking place to remind us that access to more learning options makes a difference for thousands of students in Colorado and across the nation. But the concept of "school choice" doesn't go far enough to provide the flexibility...

  • City Council made right choice on Jones Park

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Colorado Springs City Council wisely chose to transfer ownership of historic Jones Park to El Paso County. This decision ensures that the property will remain open and under local control, giving our citizens and therefore our elected officials power to...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Poor country is rich in wisdom

    Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Here I am, a skeptical Jew, staying in a Muslim city, in a Buddhist country, with a sizable Hindu minority. To make things even more interesting, Dean Martin's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is blasting over the hotel stereo. I must be in another part of the world. Americans don't...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Small segment of the population doesn't want people of color to advance

    Henry Allen Jr.
    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Last Tuesday, Jan. 6, things in my life changed a great deal. About 11:15 a.m. on this date, I received a phone call from the Colorado Springs NAACP staff notifying me that an explosive device was activated at the office. I quickly asked if anyone was injured and, thank God, the answer...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A peaceful solution to the marriage debate

    Deane Berson
    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Though she is pro-choice, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg decried the "heavy-handed judicial activism" regarding abortion in Roe v. Wade. Judges in the current debate over marriage are again disrespecting the people by denying sufficient input from them, thus risking another...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Voters should decide capital improvements funding

    Steve Cox
    Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Our community recognizes the importance of addressing stormwater improvements, but November's vote on ballot item 1B made it clear that a different approach is needed to gain the support of our citizens. The Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority, which was proposed by the El Paso...

  • In education, support what we know works

    By Gene A. Budig
    Published: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    News about the present and future of American K-12 education continues to be discouraging. But a series of effective out-of-school programs is creating a glimmer of hope. If we focus on these, thousands of children can be salvaged from a broken system. First the bad news (culled from...