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  • EDITORIAL: Community begins to rally in favor of local entrepreneurs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Let's innovate, Colorado Springs. Economic development is too often seen as something that comes into our community from some distant place. If Fortune 500 companies don't come knocking, seeking room to relocate, some believe we have little or no hope. While it's great to land a big...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Creating a more compassionate, response to those who live with mental illness

    Carol Scott and Lori Jarvis-Steinwert
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    By Carol Scott and Lori Jarvis-Steinwert Guest columnists - We read with interest the recent article (Sunday, April 6) by Gazette Editor Joe Hight on the imperative for civility in our online and face-to-face public conversations on issues of importance to our community and state....

  • LETTERS: Celebrating the Pulitzer Prize win

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Congratulations and thanks Most local veterans read Dave Philipps "Other than Honorable" series with surprise at the way many of our present-day warriors have been treated when they act out because of their physical and mental wounds. They suffer the horror of war every day of their...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Academy should allow many ideas to flourish

    Bentley Rayburn
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    It was reported recently in The Gazette that once again in the face of pressure to do something, Rep. Doug Lamborn wrote another letter. This time it was to the Secretary of the Air Force "urging revision of Air Force regulations to permit more expression of service members' beliefs...

  • EDITORIAL: Latest delay in pipeline will harm middle-class Americans

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The Obama administration has done it again, creating another delay for the Keystone XL pipeline Friday. It's a move to appease radical environmentalists at a cost to working-class Americans who need shovel-ready jobs. It's an insult to our Canadian allies and a gift to hostile oil...

  • LETTERS: Racism hard to erase; water board candidates

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Racism hard to erase from society Kathleen Parker's hope of a nonracist society defies history. I too am hopeful that "Perhaps all those suppressed thoughts and feelings of anger, hurt and frustration had to rise to the surface before they finally could be eradicated," meaning that...

  • Public converges on Capitol, says 'no' to another bad idea

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Coloradans have learned it the hard way: No one is safe with the Legislature in session. Colorado is well known as a political test lab for the left, and this week's experiment stretched the boundaries of absurdity. Radical experimentation gave us last-year's jobs-killing energy...

  • LETTERS: Let's focus on our home; prejudice against the overweight

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Let's focus on our home In response to "Mind-baffling pot decision," it should not be so mind-baffling that the vast majority of counties and municipalities throughout the state have chosen to reject recreational marijuana sales. While there would certainly be some positive economic...

  • EDITORIAL: Yakety yak council meetings outlast New York's, Chicago's

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The City Council met for 13 hours. The April 8 session came one day after the council met informally for more than five hours. That's 18 hours in just two days. A meeting in November lasted 14 hours. Routine marathon sessions have resulted in no substantive progress for residents....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Be aware of stigma that surrounds mental illness

    Melissa Dashner
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Stigma. What is the stigma of mental health? When we think of someone seeking mental health treatment, we think of him or her as weak, incompetent or even crazy. Why? Is it because someone needs help processing his or her thoughts or needs medication? What do you do when you are...

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