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  • EDITORIAL: City officials exceed promises with Southern Delivery System

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Congratulations to the Colorado Springs City Council and the staff of Colorado Springs Utilities. As completion of the Southern Delivery System draws near, the massive water pipeline project remains ahead of schedule and under budget. The project includes more than 50 miles of pipe...

  • EDITORIAL: Polis endangers Democrats with uncharacteristic crusade

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Mr. Polis, end this crusade. That's a growing sentiment among mainstream Democrats who are dismayed by the continued support of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis for two anti-fracking measures he wants on November's ballot. Colorado's 2nd Congressional District is a safe seat for Democrats,...

  • EDITORIAL: New gun laws passed with exaggerated assumptions

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Three state senators lost their jobs. A major employer abandoned Colorado. The governor faces a tough re-election bid that should have been easy. It's all because Democratic legislators took on guns in a state where gun rights are sacred on the left, right and all points between. And...

  • EDITORIAL: Eliminate fees to make the most of downtown Springs

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    If we want a flourishing downtown as the centerpiece of our metropolitan area, we should eliminate all possible barriers to entry and success. We should make downtown more inviting for new businesses and residences. It's common sense. Downtown is what defines a great city. It gives a...

  • EDITORIAL: Council should form long-term strategy for eliminating fees

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    City government’s executive and legislative branches are grappling with the best way to eliminate fees imposed on businesses. Most agree the fees should go, but the devil’s in the details. The reason they should go seems obvious. If society wants less of an activity, it has the option...

  • EDITORIAL: Stars at summit inspire hopes of another Reagan Revolution

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Conservatives, do not despair. Genuine change may be on the way. That's the message repeated by speakers this weekend at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, where the conservative movement of Ronald Reagan appeared alive and prepared for resurgence. The Republican bench is...

  • EDITORIAL: United Way redirects to help children from cradle to career

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Ours is a culture of growing dependence, with politicians delighting in promises of free food, government incomes, housing and health care. While some individuals cannot do for themselves, and must depend on the collective, the most fortunate among us provide for themselves and others....

  • EDITORIAL: Gay marriage advocate Polis should not oppose fracking

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Same-sex marriage and fracking share two factors: U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and the 14th Amendment. The equation reveals the congressman's hypocrisy. Voters attempted to regulate same-sex marriage when they approved Colorado's Amendment 43 by 56 percent in 2006. As such, the Colorado...

  • EDITORIAL: Council should consider all options to help ratepayers

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    The aging, fire-damaged Drake Power Plant gets older and more obsolete. Federal regulators continue cracking down on coal plants, a sad circumstance beyond our control. The plant's operator, Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors, aka City Council, is mired in debt with bond...

  • EDITORIAL: Udall wants bosses involved in personal lives of women

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Sen. Mark Udall has effectively played the moderate Democrat for the past six years. He knows representing the state isn't the same as representing his old liberal congressional district in Boulder. Today, the moderate facade is gone. Udall, desperate to improve his numbers against...

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