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  • LETTERS: More on IB; Net neutrality

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Stormwater math, pound for pound Put the numbers to the proposed stormwater rates and then vote NO! City Council tells us the average monthly tax will be $8 to $12, but they never say how they arrived at that figure other than to say 
it is based on the amount of impervious surface...

  • Use of marijuana expands across all the age groups

    By name newspaper -Guest columnists -
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    With expansion of marijuana into the medical and now recreational arena, marijuana use has become more prevalent across all age groups. Recent data shows treatment for marijuana dependency in the state of Colorado for those 12-19 years old comprises more than 35 percent of age groups...

  • 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,...

  • LETTERS: AP history in Jefferson County; more on IB

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Reminiscent of the McCarthy era In the Oct. 8 Gazette, in the context of the Jefferson County AP History program controversy, columnist Walter Williams showed a blatant bias against public school teachers by insinuating that the highly inflammatory anti- American comments made in 2006...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Ballot Question 1B: A dishonest tax increase

    By Jeff Crank
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    El Paso County Ballot question 1B is nothing more than a dishonest attempt to fool voters. Its shameful deception rises to the level of the misleading term-limits language of a few years ago. If you remember the term limits language that implied that a "yes" vote "limited" terms when...

  • 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...

  • LETTERS: Boogeyman around every corner; America's troops

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Confused by apparent inconsistency A recent Gazette article (Oct. 1 by Jakob Rodgers) about the tragic killing of Sgt. David Dunlap and his pregnant wife included a statement by prosecutor Reggy Short. He was reported as saying that no murder charge for the 13-week-old fetus carried...

  • 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...

  • LETTERS: What people in Manitou really want; negative ads

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    What people in Manitou really want Ballot question 2G is not an attempt to prohibit the use of marijuana in Manitou. It is legal now to buy, smoke, eat, grow, and share marijuana in Colorado according to amendment 64 and that is not going to change. If 2G passes, it will have no...

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