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  • EDITORIAL: Proposal would forbid plans without approval by voters

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Imagine a society that forbade making plans. It would have no airports, no roads, no aircraft carriers. It wouldn't have much. From their inception as mere ideas, City for Champions projects have inspired conspiracy theories and rabid opposition from vocal minorities in need of a...

  • Editorial: Don't stand for bad boys of the NFL

    The Gazette editorial
    Yesterday

    This Sunday, and for the next five months, Americans will watch multimillionaire athletes try to move a ball from one side of a field to the other. We'll have tailgate parties outside massive stadiums paid for with taxes. We'll get together with friends and relatives in living rooms so...

  • Editorial: Why Udall talks birth control so much

    THE GAZETTE EDITORIAL
    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Could someone please get Sen. Mark Udall a calendar. It’s 2014, not 1972 — the year the Supreme Court of the United States prevented states from forbidding abortion. Even a highly unlikely court reversal of Roe v. Wade would have no direct effect on his constituents. Colorado had...

  • Editorial: Conspiracy theorists thought Colorado Springs mayor was wrong about Rockies

    The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Let's not sugarcoat it. The Rockies abandoned Colorado Springs, and it blows. Our Triple-A Sky Sox will no longer be the top-tier farm team for a major-league franchise an hour away. Just more than a year ago, Mayor Steve Bach told The Gazette's editorial board he feared exactly the...

  • EDITORIAL: Colorado fracked its way to success

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Denver is booming. Drive through on Interstate 25 and the city's success can be seen. Cranes erect shiny new high-rises. Downtown sidewalks bustle with pedestrians, giving a once-sleepy cow town the slight vibe of Chicago or San Francisco. Housing prices soar. Sellers enjoy bidding...

  • EDITORIAL: Big trouble for Democrats should be cautionary tale

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    It's official: Democrats are in trouble. Start with a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday that shows Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez with an astonishing 10-point lead over Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, with less than a month before ballots go out. Not...

  • Udallcare reduces value of insurance plans

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    They said our old insurance policies were junk. New policies, crafted by government, would help. It wasn't true, based on results of a study released Monday by the National Center for Public Research. Colorado's Democrats in Congress have done everything imaginable to help President...

  • Merrifield would take education backward

    THE GAZETTE EDITORIAL
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Senate candidate Michael Merrifield could try to set education back 
20 years if elected by voters in Senate District 11. Colorado parents and educators have worked hard to create better educational opportunities for all children - particularly minorities and the poor who get trapped...

  • Vote 'yes' on stormwater plan

    the gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Colorado Springs and the surrounding area cannot go forward much longer without a resolution to stormwater infrastructure problems. As one of the faster-growing metropolitan areas in the country, we create expanding masses of impervious surfaces each year. The more we grow, the more...

  • Gazette editorial: Council gets it right on marijuana

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    It's official. Colorado Springs says no to marijuana. Community leaders have made clear their desire to make life easier for military officers, parents, teachers and others who must keep young people off drugs. For weeks, the Colorado Springs City Council had fiddled with the bad...

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