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  • EDITORIAL: Economic and cultural renaissance continues

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The transformation of Colorado Springs into a can-do community of progress could reach an exponential rate if recent trends continue. Gone are the days of scratching our heads, wondering why a community with so many natural assets seems stuck in the mud. The latest big development...

  • EDITORIAL: Leave public policy to adults

    The Gazette editorial
    Yesterday

    Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher are fine entertainers. They are not good policy wonks. For public policy leadership, Americans elect smart politicians. People like President Barack Obama, a graduate of Harvard Law School who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. They...

  • EDITORIAL: Start fixing law on Monday

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The first order of business Monday for the Colorado Legislature must be introduction of a late-status bill to protect unborn humans from violent crimes. Do not wait a day to start fixing a barbaric void in the state's criminal code. Uncompromising activists on each extreme of the...

  • EDITORIAL: Employee Rights Act would help workers

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Employee Rights Act (employeerightsact.com) is a common sense solution to provide an array of protections in the workplace. Imagine an act of Congress that empowers individuals over big business and unions that no longer earn the support of dues-paying members. The proposal is...

  • EDITORIAL: Fix Colorado's pot problems

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Today concludes The Gazette's four-part perspective on the world's boldest public policy experiment with commercialized recreational and medical pot. The Gazette created a special project team made up of editorial staff and a seasoned reporter to look into these claims and compare...

  • EDITORIAL: Bill takes on Indian mascots

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    A bill that passed in a state House committee Monday could force nearly 50 Colorado public schools to part with American Indian mascots. Local schools that may have to change identities include: Charles M. Russell Middle School (Raiders); Cheyenne Mountain Canon Elementary (Indians);...

  • EDITORIAL: Fix potholes, not global warming

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Whomever gets elected mayor of the country's 41st largest city next month will have a big job. That person will have the power to fill potholes, build sewers and more. But he or she will not control the weather. Nevertheless, Colorado Springs mayoral candidates have been asked about...

  • EDITORIAL: Law should protect unborn victims

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Scott Peterson sits on California's death row because he committed double murder. He killed his wife, Laci, and the couple's son. The unborn Connor Peterson had a body, a heartbeat, a loving mother, grandparents and a name. His death caused lifetimes of heartache. Like most states and...

  • EDITORIAL: Free the affordable housing market

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    State senators took a big step Wednesday toward correcting a regulatory flaw that creates a shortage of basic housing for senior citizens, young adults and others who seek to own or rent condominiums and townhomes. Let's hope leadership in the House doesn't set things back. Colorado's...

  • EDITORIAL: Private sector offers another big boost to Colorado Springs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    It is exciting to witness the early stages of an economic resurgence in Colorado Springs, as private investment pours in to leverage the region's natural attractions and high quality of life. Our most exciting new prospects involve no new taxes, fees or mandates from local government....

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