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  • LETTERS: City going deeper into a hole; no shortage of teachers

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Being driven deeper into a hole We and others believe City for Champions is a brilliant plan to bring the most visible elements of Colorado Springs together - Air Force Academy, UCCS, sports and medicine, art - to fill in the gaps and make the city into a coherent piece, like a...

  • LETTERS: Common Core serves children; Hobby Lobby

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Best choice for the future I have to admit straight off, I have never been employed as a public school teacher. I am the product of public education and my children are as well. I spent middle school and most of high school in eastern Kansas. We transferred between my junior and...

  • EDITORIAL: Gazette wins Pulitzer Prize in quest to serve community

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The Gazette won the Pulitzer Prize Monday, journalism's top award, because of a series of articles that is improving the plight of military personnel who risk their lives to keep the United States safe and free. Like all great journalists, reporter Dave Philipps uses his career as a...

  • EDITORIAL: Proponent of eminent domain law impedes property rights

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    In a 12-hour meeting that ended at 1 a.m. and accomplished little, City Councilman Joel Miller tried to rush through a grandstanding law that would protect residents from a conspiracy theory. Without Miller's ordinance, the story goes, city government will confiscate homes. We need...

  • LETTERS: Seems like a contradiction; trampling on civil rights

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Seems like a contradiction Barry Fagin suggests that making birth control pills available over the counter would eliminate controversies like that of Hobby Lobby wishing to be exempt from providing birth control to its female employees. He states he discovered that, in his ZIP code, a...

  • LETTERS: Common Core; teacher who resigned; LBJ's legacy

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Common Core bad for the children I was encouraged to see the letter from Pauline Hawkins stating that she would stop teaching in Colorado and move to another state because of the damaging effects of federalizing education, specifically the Common Core program. Hawkins has more courage...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado Springs should become the Silicon Valley of inventions

    Ed Herlik
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The Gazette's special section on economic development detailed many good initiatives - all aimed at doing more of the same while hoping for a different result. Don't get me wrong; we have very good people working very hard with the best of intentions. I'm writing to suggest it's time...

  • EDITORIAL: We deserve genuine process in ethics inquiry of governor

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission will meet Monday to decide whether to proceed with a complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper. The members haven't yet conducted due diligence and are nowhere near the point of legitimately dismissing reasonable concerns raised in a formal...

  • LETTERS: Coach's record a curious story; delinquent landlord

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Coach's record a curious story I am dismayed but not surprised that coach Scott Owens has been forced out at Colorado College, and I am deeply disappointed in Joe Paisley and David Ramsey for spending the month of March beating the drums for his dismissal. He won't remember it, but I...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Protecting sex assault victims in the military

    Corey Gardner
    Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    In the coming weeks and months, Congress will begin debating this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It's a comprehensive piece of legislation that authorizes military and defense programs for the coming year and has passed every year for the past 52 years. Without this...

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