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  • Editorial: Ban repeat offenders from loitering downtown

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    It's Halloween, but downtown Colorado Springs is no longer scary. Cops are abundant with boots on the ground, day and night. Patrol cars rest in the center lane of Tejon Street, ready to roll at a moment's notice. A police substation will soon open at Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon....

  • Editorial: Gov. Hickenlooper wants to 
censor ad about mass killer

    Yesterday

    Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to censor an ad that highlights his mishandling of mass killer Nathan Dunlap, who shot up a Chuck E. Cheese in 1993. The ad, sponsored by the Republican Governors Association, features Dennis O'Connor saying Hickenlooper "sat in a room and he lied to me."...

  • EDITORIAL: Democrats quietly prepare for bad election outcomes

    The Washington Examiner
    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Outwardly, Democrats express confidence about their chances of holding the United States Senate next week when voters head to the polls. Behind the scenes, their actions tell the opposite story. Democratic Senate staffers are preparing for a very busy post-election "lame-duck" session...

  • Editorial: Keep the election fair

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Don't let fraud spoil this election. Secretary of State Scott Gessler, county clerks and recorders and poll watchers from all campaigns must remain on high alert. The senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns remain too close to call and could be decided by a few hundred votes - or...

  • 52-bed hospital will improve access to quality health care

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Amid the barrage of bad health care news came a glimmer of light last week in Colorado Springs. A company specializing in for-profit, free-standing emergency rooms announced plans for a three-story hospital with 52 beds on North Nevada Avenue. Colorado General Hospital will be owned...

  • Editorial: Why Udall-Obama is losing

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    First lady Michelle Obama had great advice when she showed up in Denver on Thursday to campaign for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. Mrs. Obama told Coloradans to exercise a sacred civic duty. "Get everyone you know to vote," she said. "Everybody knows somebody who's sitting on the couch right...

  • EDITORIAL: One of Detroit's lessons: Use public money for basics first

    The Washington Examiner
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The city of Detroit agreed this week to raze the Joe Louis Arena, the home of the Red Wings hockey team, and hand the land over to one of its corporate creditors in order to satisfy a small portion of a $1 billion debt. The move brings the Motor City closer to resolving its June 23,...

  • EDITORIAL: Deadspin owes Corey Gardner a better apology

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Deadspin? Ever heard of it? Maybe, maybe not. Deadspin is a sports website owned by Gawker Media that launched in September 2005. As of February 2010, the site had attracted over 462 million views and is known for exposing errors in the media. Now it has made its own major mistake....

  • EDITORIAL: Merrifield bad for the Springs

    The Gazette
    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    When voting, and talking with friends and neighbors, consider the ramifications of a giant step backward. Remember the recent era when an extreme ideologue represented Senate District 11. 
Ponder whether it is wise to elect someone even more extreme and doctrinaire than former Senate...

  • ENDORSEMENT: Vote 'yes' on parks

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Nearly everyone benefits from an abundant array of well-maintained parks, trails and open spaces, which are notoriously expensive to procure and maintain. With El Paso County ballot measure 1A, county commissioners ask voters for permission to keep just over $2 million that would...

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