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  • LETTERS: Appreciation for Springs airport; clearing sidewalks of snow

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Appreciation for Springs airport I want to write a quick letter because I am not sure who to thank. I love flying from the Colorado Springs Airport when I can afford it and when I can't get a direct flight out of Denver. It is a luxury but an affordable luxury. The Colorado Springs...

  • LETTERS: Sometimes war is necessary; free parking downtown

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Sometimes war is necessary Dr. Ben Carson's opinion (The Gazette, February 19) was right on target. As a veteran of the United States Air Force, it is refreshing to hear from a potential presidential candidate that actually "gets it" when it comes to waging war against an enemy. Our...

  • LETTERS: Thanks for positive news; giving our country away

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Positive people in the world Thanks for the recent good news articles in The Gazette! The family from Cuba moving into a Habitat for Humanity home, the Manitou cheerleaders' friendships, student athlete stories of teens with perseverance and good character and uplifting American...

  • LETTERS: Too reliant on Social Security

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Too reliant on Social Security A recent writer claimed that his Social Security return is not an entitlement because he and his employers had "contributed for more than 45 years." I guess it boils down to whether you view your Social Security contributions as "prepaid retirement...

  • LETTER: A review of city's charter; benefits of fossil fuels

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Time for a charter review In a few weeks, we will mark one year since retired Gen. Howell Estes, USAF proposed an overall review of the Colorado Springs City Charter to assure it is adequate to the 21st century ("Time for Colorado Springs to come together", May 26). Since then the...

  • LETTERS: History does repeat itself; suicide prevention services

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    History does repeat itself Government has gone wild in California with California's Paid Sick Leave Law. We need to prorate three fewer vacation days immediately to get prepared for the government-mandated (forced paid sick days). Stop the $25 per month bonus for no days off....

  • LETTERS: Fort Carson is for country's defense; a call to action

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Fort Carson is for country's defense I want Fort Carson to remain part of our Colorado Springs community. In fact, I would like to see more military missions transferred to Fort Carson. However, having said that: Fort Carson does not exist for the economic benefit of Colorado...

  • LETTERS: Misled by spin doctors, politicians; renewable energy

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Misled by spin doctors, politicians I believe it is time to get back to basic English and quit being led around by spin doctors and politicians. Here is my input: - Social Security is not an entitlement; I and my employers contributed for more than 45 years. Bad management and...

  • LETTERS: Help them fight their personal war; atrocities well-documented

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Help them fight their personal war How can we allow our sons, daughters, mothers and fathers to put their lives on the line for us but then fail to help them fight their personal war? The silent enemy that often accompanies our service members home knows no boundaries and takes the...

  • LETTERS: Nothing wrong with the message; out of control state government

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    Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Nothing wrong with the message Thomas Sowell wrote that President Barack Obama gave a speech in India that repeated a "long standing pattern of . . . denigrating the United States to foreign audiences." The accusation concerned me enough to first listen to the speech on YouTube and...

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