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  • LETTERS: Political strategy; press fooling the public

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Political strategy is front and center Here we go again. President Barack Obama's immigration overreach spurs rancorous reaction by the right. The president has violated the Constitution and is daring the Republican Congress to do anything about it. Republicans are carefully...

  • EDITORIAL: Mayor pitches stormwater, capital improvement plan

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Small steps can lead to big progress. Voters soundly defeated a large, comprehensive proposal known as 1B to solve the region's massive stormwater drainage deficiencies. Fees assessed to homes, businesses, churches and other nonprofits would have been based on the amount of runoff...

  • No reason for U.S. to keep its ban on crude oil exports

    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Those octane numbers on gasoline pumps relate to chemical composition. The higher the number, the higher the price. Motorists know that not all gasoline is the same, but the assumption is that the stuff from which gas is made is the same. But crude varies considerably in its makeup;...

  • LETTERS: Long lectures in the ER; leave storm water to the beavers

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Thousands for smoking lectures The Nov. 21 headline story about Centura Health's smoking policies ignited a fire within. Last month I went to the emergency room at Penrose Hospital with severe pain in my lower leg and hip region. Severe enough that I could hardly walk unassisted....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Re-Crowning Pikes Peak: Nine principles for success

    ADVOCATES for the PIKES PEAK SUMMIT HOUSE
    Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    A once in a lifetime opportunity is at hand to redesign and replace the Summit House on top of "Pikes Peak - America's Mountain." When the Summit House was built 50 years ago, more "utilitarian" objectives ruled, such that shelter, curios and food, especially the famous "donuts," were...

  • LETTERS: Two and half minutes is too long; pushing Christianity

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Two and a half minutes too long I was reading the officer Allison Detwiler write up and about her award in last Thursday's paper. I am happy we have officers out there that go the extra mile to protect us. The article stated after she arrived and shots were fired it took two and a...

  • EDITORIAL: Routine rate hikes pose burdensome toll

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Just after the holidays, the Colorado Spring City Council plans to impose another electric rate hike of about $48 a year for the average residence. Yes, we know. At $4 a month, it's just the cost of a latte. But lattes are beginning to add up. Our community's utility rates are no...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Strip away the power of public school monopoly

    Steve Schuck
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Last week, The Gazette printed two interesting letters. One appeared on Nov. 14 from Frank Case, a self-identified public school teacher who wrote in opposition to teachers being paid on the basis of the performance of their students, defending what he characterized as a socialistic...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why are there so few arrests for marijuana violations?

    David W. Murray and John P. Walters
    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

     *   RAND: “In no Western country is a user at much risk of being criminally penalized for using marijuana.”  *   Arrests for marijuana are actually far fewer than the rates for other drugs would indicate.  *   One arrest for 34,000 joints...

  • EDITORIAL: Stormwater suit a sign of what is to come

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    At some point, this community will do as ordered by a court. Let's not let that happen. As anticipated, the community's failure to resolve massive problems with stormwater infrastructure is becoming a legal burden that could prove costly. Just weeks after voters overwhelmingly...

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