• EDITORIAL: Extremists distort Suthers' record

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Fliers, mailers and mystery robo calls are making the rounds in Colorado Springs as a handful of wingnuts try to derail the mayoral campaign of former Attorney General John Suthers. Those who might take them at face value may benefit from context. A mailer that attacks Suthers as...

  • EDITORIAL: Economic and cultural renaissance continues

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The transformation of Colorado Springs into a can-do community of progress could reach an exponential rate if recent trends continue. Gone are the days of scratching our heads, wondering why a community with so many natural assets seems stuck in the mud. The latest big development...

  • GUEST COLUMN: America's educational crisis

    Gene A. Budig and Alan Heapsby Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps Guest columnists -
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    April brings hope and fear to thousands of anxious teenagers. It is the month when many high school seniors receive acceptances and rejections from the colleges of their choice. But in the past decade, April has gained another distinction: It has also become the month when the public...

  • LETTERS: Condition of city's parks; each met death on their own terms

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Filthy condition of city parks What is happening to our parks? Why is the city cutting down all of the trees and bushes in the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail? The area needs to be renamed the Stump Way or the parking lot. The area around Monument Creek and Fountain Creek used to be a nice...

  • LETTERS: Native Americans honored; patronize another business

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The list goes on and on No matter what you say or do, or don't say or don't do, you are going to offend someone. Generally, it will be someone who is looking to be offended, rather than someone who is truly offended. In this line, because apparently there is nothing else to do for our...

  • EDITORIAL: Leave public policy to adults

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher are fine entertainers. They are not good policy wonks. For public policy leadership, Americans elect smart politicians. People like President Barack Obama, a graduate of Harvard Law School who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. They...

  • LETTERS: Kara Tippetts tribute; who's the boss?; poor attendance at local musical

    Letters
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Tribute to Kara Tippetts As a personal friend of Kara Tippetts, I want to thank you for including a story on her life in Monday's paper. While the headline did express one element of Kara's story, there was much more to her. Since I had the privilege of knowing her, I would like to...

  • LETTERS: More on 'Clearing The Haze' marijuana series

    Letters
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Highly politicized issue Thank you for your objective questioning of the topic and your willingness to dive into a highly politicized issue with objective analysis. The industry seems to be populated with highly motivated promoters of pot. However, there is, I think, a large majority...

  • LETTERS: Articles, information on marijuana empowering

    Letters
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Articles, information empowering I just wanted to reach out to thank you for all of your work putting this project together. While it may be a difficult position to defend, even when the facts are on our side, it's comforting to know that there are journalists and other high-profile...

  • EDITORIAL: Start fixing law on Monday

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The first order of business Monday for the Colorado Legislature must be introduction of a late-status bill to protect unborn humans from violent crimes. Do not wait a day to start fixing a barbaric void in the state's criminal code. Uncompromising activists on each extreme of the...

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