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  • LETTERS: Can't we move on from marijuana?

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 1 min ago

    Can't we move on from marijuana? I think we've all had enough press coverage of the marijuana issue in Colorado. May we please have a day off from having to have it rammed down our throats? It seems that the primary focus of the news media these days is marijuana. In Monday's Gazette...

  • LETTERS: Exploring with the Out There section; punish fake kidnappers

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Exploring with the Out There section I really enjoy your Thursday Out There section. As both a Boy Scout from Troop 230 and member of the North American Fishing Club, I am always excited to try the new ideas that your section presents. I always find your information useful in...

  • LETTERS: Teaching is impossible; city of potholes

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Being asked to do the impossible I am writing in response a letter a while back titled "Teaching is no longer possible." To back up what Kim Seiler has said, research shows that the number one indicator of a child's academic success is parental involvement. When you look at the...

  • LETTERS: Celebrating the Pulitzer Prize win

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Congratulations and thanks Most local veterans read Dave Philipps "Other than Honorable" series with surprise at the way many of our present-day warriors have been treated when they act out because of their physical and mental wounds. They suffer the horror of war every day of their...

  • LETTERS: Racism hard to erase; water board candidates

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Racism hard to erase from society Kathleen Parker's hope of a nonracist society defies history. I too am hopeful that "Perhaps all those suppressed thoughts and feelings of anger, hurt and frustration had to rise to the surface before they finally could be eradicated," meaning that...

  • LETTERS: Let's focus on our home; prejudice against the overweight

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Let's focus on our home In response to "Mind-baffling pot decision," it should not be so mind-baffling that the vast majority of counties and municipalities throughout the state have chosen to reject recreational marijuana sales. While there would certainly be some positive economic...

  • LETTERS: City going deeper into a hole; no shortage of teachers

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Being driven deeper into a hole We and others believe City for Champions is a brilliant plan to bring the most visible elements of Colorado Springs together - Air Force Academy, UCCS, sports and medicine, art - to fill in the gaps and make the city into a coherent piece, like a...

  • LETTERS: Common Core serves children; Hobby Lobby

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Best choice for the future I have to admit straight off, I have never been employed as a public school teacher. I am the product of public education and my children are as well. I spent middle school and most of high school in eastern Kansas. We transferred between my junior and...

  • LETTERS: Seems like a contradiction; trampling on civil rights

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Seems like a contradiction Barry Fagin suggests that making birth control pills available over the counter would eliminate controversies like that of Hobby Lobby wishing to be exempt from providing birth control to its female employees. He states he discovered that, in his ZIP code, a...

  • LETTERS: Common Core; teacher who resigned; LBJ's legacy

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Common Core bad for the children I was encouraged to see the letter from Pauline Hawkins stating that she would stop teaching in Colorado and move to another state because of the damaging effects of federalizing education, specifically the Common Core program. Hawkins has more courage...

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