• EDITORIAL: Law should protect unborn victims

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Scott Peterson sits on California's death row because he committed double murder. He killed his wife, Laci, and the couple's son. The unborn Connor Peterson had a body, a heartbeat, a loving mother, grandparents and a name. His death caused lifetimes of heartache. Like most states and...

  • EDITORIAL: Free the affordable housing market

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    State senators took a big step Wednesday toward correcting a regulatory flaw that creates a shortage of basic housing for senior citizens, young adults and others who seek to own or rent condominiums and townhomes. Let's hope leadership in the House doesn't set things back. Colorado's...

  • LETTERS: Like thoughts on restoring America; more on bad drivers

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Like thoughts on restoring America I don't know Garry Dykes-Modiens, but he could have been sitting at the table yesterday with our "Lunch Bunch." We had exactly that conversation going and came to the same suggestions! Maybe we are on to something? If enough people agree, perhaps...

  • EDITORIAL: Private sector offers another big boost to Colorado Springs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    It is exciting to witness the early stages of an economic resurgence in Colorado Springs, as private investment pours in to leverage the region's natural attractions and high quality of life. Our most exciting new prospects involve no new taxes, fees or mandates from local government....

  • EDITORIAL: Let's keep rain from roofs

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Anyone who lives in Colorado for long hears about a rule so bizarre it sounds like urban legend. It's the law that says Colorado residents cannot collect rainwater that runs off their rooftops, which could otherwise be used to water flowers and grass. To collect the rain water is akin...

  • LETTERS: Develop a plan for the homeless; science and intelligent design

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Develop a plan for the homeless With the mayoral and City Council elections being decided next month, hopefully our new leadership will take positive and decisive action to solve many of our city problems. One of our past City Council members commented in 2011 that we "study things to...

  • EDITORIAL: Study suggests raising tourism tax

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Few businesses flourish, or even survive, without adequate marketing investments. A major collective industry of the Pikes Peak region is tourism, but the area's enviable attractions are woefully under marketed. If we are known for once-darkened streetlights and parks without trash...

  • EDITORIAL: Councilwoman Collins and Doug Bruce's shenanigans

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    In early 2014, The Gazette's editorial board belabored grading Councilwoman Helen Collins for a special "report card" we issued on city politicians. After the new council's first year, Collins had voted "no" on almost all issues, and while not advocating for much, she had also done no...

  • Mayoral candidates' essays

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Tony Carpenter I, Tony Carpenter, have decided to run for the mayor of our beautiful city, Colorado Springs, because I have heard from the citizens that our government does not listen and I want to listen and act. I am a very hands-on person that does what I say I will do and hold...

  • LETTERS: Summit facilities on Pikes Peak; increase in drug use in schools

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Summit facilities on Pikes Peak Open letter to Colorado Springs mayoral and City Council candidates: Residents of Colorado Springs may take for granted an astounding fact: Pikes Peak largely defines Colorado Springs as a community nestled at its base with incredible views throughout...

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