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

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    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...

  • LETTERS: Let military do its job; biggest boondoggle of all

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Prehistoric rhetoric such as this In Doug Lamborn's Sept. 18 opinion in which he so loosely deploys labels such as "anti-energy" and "barely-working", he clearly demonstrates his scientific ignorance and a futile wish to go back in time. Instead of responsibly embracing intelligent...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Silent impact of domestic violence on children

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Did Ray & Janay Rice grow up living with domestic violence? My name is Brian F. Martin, and I grew up living with domestic violence. What, exactly though, does this mean? In my instance, this means I grew up in a home where my mother's boyfriend physically and nonphysically abused...

  • Editorial: Why Udall talks birth control so much

    THE GAZETTE EDITORIAL
    Yesterday

    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...

  • LETTERS: Colorado driver's licenses; No acceptance of responsibility

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    We need a decision maker In seeing President Barack Obama's approach to the ISIS threat, he reminds me of President Lyndon Johnson. In early 1964, Johnson's advisers told him that he needed to step up and commit fighting troops to Vietnam. He said OK - but not until after the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Sector partnerships ensure a stronger Colorado workforce

    Dave Csintyan
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    "Sector partnerships" is a term you'll be hearing more frequently in the months ahead. Business leaders are joining together with the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) and local partners to develop sector partnerships across the state. Sector partnerships are a highly...

  • 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...

  • LETTERS: Wrong 'lesson learned'; understanding real world combat

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Column requires clarification David W. Murray's Sept. 11 guest column, "The mishandling of the 2014 National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH report)," requires some clarification. During the press conference Sept. 4, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

  • GUEST COLUMN: School board supports fiscally responsible issues

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    On Aug. 18, the Falcon School District 49 Board of Education passed a $107.4 million bond and mill levy override for voters to consider in November. 3A and 3B address our district's greatest needs to ensure our students receive an excellent education that will prepare them for college...

  • 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...

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