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  • EDITORIAL: Advance from fast food to earn a better wage

    The Gazette editorial

    Fast food workers rallied throughout the country Wednesday to demand wages of $15 an hour - more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. A demand for tax breaks would have make more sense. Reporters interviewed wage protesters and relayed the hardships endured by Americans...

  • EDITORIAL: Group harms gun rights

    The gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Forget Michael Bloomberg, Gov. John Hickenlooper and legislative Democrats for now. The bigger threat to gun rights in Colorado is Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, headed by political operative Dudley Brown. The organization raises money billing itself as more pro-gun than the NRA. It is...

  • EDITORIAL: A sensible path to success

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    About 500 of the best, brightest and most promising high school students from throughout the state are in Colorado Springs today after three days of SkillsUSA competition, in which they compete to determine the best of the best in 40 trades ranging from graphic design to automotive...

  • EDITORIAL: Election should further Springs' positive momentum

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Voters have spoken, and congratulations are in order for mayoral candidates John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace, who will square off in a mid-May runoff after handily outpacing four other candidates. Incumbent City Councilman Merv Bennett earned another term as the highest vote getter...

  • EDITORIAL: Election is pivotal moment for the Springs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    After ballots are counted tonight, residents of Colorado Springs will have a better idea which politicians - new or incumbent - will continue moving the country's 41st largest city toward greater progress and prosperity. A new mayor will take office this spring. In the likely event...

  • EDITORIAL: Resurrection a symbol of light triumphing over darkness

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Today, more than 2 billion Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ. This is a symbol of rebirth, renewal and the ultimate triumph of life over death. That Jesus Christ was crucified, entombed and then rose from his grave is one of the basic foundations of faith for believers -...

  • EDITORIAL: A recap of The Gazette's endorsements

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Many readers have probably already submitted their ballots but here is a review of The Gazette editorial board's endorsements for the City of Colorado Springs General Municipal Election April 7: Mayor  John Suthers: In a field of strong candidates, one stands high above the rest....

  • EDITORIAL: Pot money should fund schools

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Oops. It seems voters and marijuana legalization proponents forgot about a little matter in the Colorado Constitution. It's called the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, more commonly referred to as TABOR. When Coloradans approved Amendment 64, they voted to fund schools, marijuana education...

  • EDITORIAL: Extremists distort Suthers' record

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Fliers, mailers and mystery robo calls are making the rounds in Colorado Springs as a handful of wingnuts try to derail the mayoral campaign of former Attorney General John Suthers. Those who might take them at face value may benefit from context. A mailer that attacks Suthers as...

  • 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...

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