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    Letters
    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Negative impact of marijuana The Gazette's "Ramblin' Man" column of April 12 opines that "Studies mixed on dangers of driving high." Garrison Wells says this is Colorado and, "We smoke pot here. We eat cannabis muffins and brownies and wash it all down with pot juice." That may apply...

  • 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...

  • LETTERS: Coach's record a curious story; delinquent landlord

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Coach's record a curious story I am dismayed but not surprised that coach Scott Owens has been forced out at Colorado College, and I am deeply disappointed in Joe Paisley and David Ramsey for spending the month of March beating the drums for his dismissal. He won't remember it, but I...

  • LETTERS: Fix the city's potholes; promises made to veterans

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Stop wasting your time and mine You folks in city government make me tired! Stop acting like spoiled brats and get the job done. The lot of you are supposed to be the new brand that takes action, makes decisions and gets the job done. You're sitting on more tax dollars than a working...

  • LETTERS: Older workers; City for Champions

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Should be ripe picking for employers I am wondering when it was that middle age (translated as experienced) became a liability instead of an asset for gaining suitable employment commensurate with experience? You would think that a person in their mid-40s with over 20 years of...

  • LETTERS: Final bill is not in yet; Democrats dredging up dirt

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Final bill is not in yet It was with great satisfaction that we met the new candidates for the Black Forest fire board election on May 6. Rick Nearhoof, Jayme McConnellogue and PJ Landmaid are all firefighters, which is a welcome change from the previous boards over the years that...

  • LETTERS: Whole bill should be canceled now; demeans integrity of city's talent

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Whole bill should be canceled now Why would a U.S. citizen choose Obama-care? Even though there are 40 million citizens who cannot afford medical care now, after the Affordable Care Act there will still be 30 million who do not have medical care. Medical care will be more expensive...

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