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  • EDITORIAL: Fracking ban unconstitutional, says federal judge

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A federal court ruling last week should put a stop to the war on fracking - a counterproductive movement that threatens the economic security of every man, woman and child in Colorado. The Gazette has said it routinely in recent years. Fracking bans stomp on private property rights,...

  • EDITORIAL: State pension fiasco worse than we thought

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado's Public Employees' Retirement Association is effectively in the hole by $25.8 billion - the difference between its assets and liabilities owned to members and retirees. It's a big number - more than five times the cost of Denver International Airport, even after the project...

  • EDITORIAL: Civil rights battles rage at cake shops

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Whites-only drinking fountains. Blacks to the back of the bus. Separate entrances. And, of course . cake When historians study civil rights struggles of the 20th and 21st centuries, the wedding cake will emerge as a curious symbol of strife. Right here in Colorado, two cake...

  • EDITORIAL: City may land better balloon fest

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    The balloon festival lives and may become bigger and better than before. It's just the latest sign of this region's resilience and renewed resolve to soar. The community mourned an announcement last summer by organizers of the Colorado Balloon Classic, who said 2014's event would be...

  • EDITORIAL: Drones pose danger and potential

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A young Wyoming couple posed for wedding photos when the photographer's drone whacked the groom in the head, injuring him slightly. A drone smacked Australian triathlete Raija Ogden in the head during a race. She survived after paramedics dislodged a propeller blade from her flesh. A...

  • EDITORIAL: Soak-the-rich scheme would hurt us all

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    President Barack O'Robin Hood spoke to the American people Tuesday and promised everything short of maid service. In his last two years, the president will take from the rich and give to the poor - if the Republicans will let him. To fund free college, a tripling of child care...

  • EDITORIAL: Parents Challenge evens the field

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The Pikes Peak region is blessed with an abundance of nonprofits. One such organization is Parents Challenge, a group that helps parents and guardians give their children a hand up in their pursuits of successful futures. After taking two years to reorganize, Parents Challenge is back...

  • EDITORIAL: What president should say Tuesday

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    President Barack Obama will address the country Tuesday for his first State of the Union address since November's revolutionary election, which marked the worst drubbing for a sitting president's party since the 1940s. Obama's speech comes at a time when Americans are more worried...

  • EDITORIAL: Priest responds to hate crime with love

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Desecrate something sacred to Islam - even joke about the religion - and a retaliatory beheading, bombing or mass shooting may ensue. Dead cartoonists are only the latest reminder. Desecrate something dear to Christians, and the victims will pray for the perpetrator and offer...

  • EDITORIAL: Colorado Springs bombing raises racism concerns

    The Gazette's editorial
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    A terrorist remains on the loose, possibly in Colorado Springs. The equation is simple: Bomb outside local building + no suspect in custody = terrorist on the loose. Had this attack on a Colorado Springs building been more successful last week, friends and neighbors could be dead. We...

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