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  • LETTERS: Who's watching the watchers?; honoring motherhood

    Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Who's watching the watchers? Here we go again, first we hear that the veterans hospital administrators are cooking the books to look like they are doing a better job than they really were, and what happens to them? Nothing or hardly anything. After years of our veterans getting no...

  • LETTERS: Situation is a "dream deferred;" Extremely flawed testing system

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    Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Situation is "a dream deferred" The two sides of the political spectrum will use the Baltimore riots for their own agenda. On the right, we will be reminded that inner-city societies are lawless and dangerous; kept at bay by vigilant law enforcement. On the left, we will hear about...

  • LETTERS: While we were sleeping; disappointed with business

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Thanks to the IRS I often hear people complain about the IRS - and the Republican Party has had a vendetta out on it for years. I just wanted to mention that, for the past two years in a row, while processing my tax return, the IRS has spotted errors in my favor and increased my...

  • LETTERS: Mayor Bach's legacy; welcoming a Brave New World

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Remembering Mayor Bach's legacy While there is much talk about government in Colorado Springs, few are willing to drop into the arena of public service to battle for a positive future. Steve Bach did that for the past four years. He did what many only talk about. Ben Franklin put it...

  • LETTERS: Kind of cop we want; living on the cutting edge

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Kind of cop we want I read the article in The Gazette about policewomen filing a complaint about physical abilities test. Specifically, I focused on Detective Terry Thrumston and I was shocked to read she was placed on limited duty and had other restrictions placed upon her. My family...

  • LETTERS: Officers need other tools beside guns

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Officers need other tools I agree with Wayne Baughman and Paul Ahfong in their assessments of the recent troubles only to a point. Yes we should strive to avoid situations that bring us into conflict with the police and be cool about it if we do find ourselves in that situation. We...

  • LETTERS: Rioting is not about free speech; what's the definition of a thug?

    Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Riots not about free speech Thank you Gazette for the piece in the Opinion section, April 29, "Riots are not about race or free speech". You deserve a huge award for that piece. You are absolutely correct that these riots are not about race or free speech. They are nothing but...

  • LETTERS: No to pot for potholes; consequences for actions

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    No to pot for potholes Mary Lou Makepeace wants to legalize retail marijuana in Colorado Springs so that the sales tax revenues will be used for road repairs. "Pot for Potholes." Brilliant, but why stop there? Our intersections are a mess, so why not legalize gambling as a source of...

  • LETTERS: Negotiated slap on the wrist; bring back the drive-in theater

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Negotiated a 'slap on the wrist' I had the honor of meeting and shaking hands with Gen. David Petraeus during the height of his military career. A few years later, as the CIA director, he abruptly resigned. The FBI thoroughly conducted an investigation and their findings were that...

  • LETTERS: Law and order; students don't really care

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Stop the 'double standard' Here we go again! After Ferguson, another example of criminal behavior camouflaged as moral outrage. The unfortunate death of a young man in confrontation with police must be properly investigated and dealt with - according to law and not by violent riots in...

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