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  • Gazette endorsements for treasurer, attorney general

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Vote Walker Stapleton In the race for Colorado state treasurer, Coloradans have the opportunity to continue down the road with a proven leader. Walker Stapleton, a financial whiz with post-graduate degrees from Harvard and the London School of Economics, saved us money by...

  • Editorial: Gazette endorses Bernie Herpin

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    State Sen. Bernie Herpin is a new kind of legislator and the kind we need for progress. He crosses the partisan aisle without hesitation when it may result in a better outcome for the public. Herpin doesn't embrace doctrinaire special-interest political agendas. He cares about jobs,...

  • City's PERA settlement offloaded big 'excess benefits' liability

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    The city's settlement of a lawsuit with the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association became official this week, ending a two-year battle. It was a fight worth having and, given the entirety of the settlement, the city emerged with a valuable deal. The conflict involved $185...

  • LETTERS: Leave Western Slope's water alone; all life has value

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    From the other side of the Rockies On the Western Slope, our water resources are not something we take for granted. We count on the Colorado River and its tributaries for our local economies, our food and our very way of life. Yet our water resources are being severely challenged....

  • Editorial: Governor should have fought 'reckless' law on marijuana

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Brew pub entrepreneur John Hickenlooper, when running for his first term as governor, had an intriguing idea. Colorado's Front Range could become the Napa Valley of high-end domestic beer. Four years later, we're the Napa Valley of pot. It happened under the governor's watch. He...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Christians should carefully examine climate change claims

    E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.
    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    How should the Christian confront climate change? The White House has an answer. Secretary of State John Kerry says Christianity compels him to fight climate change by curbing fossil fuel usage and limiting carbon dioxide emissions. This view is overly simplistic. The Cornwall...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Response to Sen. Cadman's op-ed: There's a lot more to the story

    Morgan Carroll and Rollie Heath Guest column -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Sen. Bill Cadman, in a Colorado Springs Gazette op/ed, went to great lengths to paint a gloom and doom portrait, calling the state of Colorado's economic recovery "lackluster" and "tepid." He downplayed a 5.1 percent unemployment rate (the lowest since September 2008), as well as the...

  • LETTERS: Marijuana stores are not different

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Pot stores are not different I was pleased to read in a Gazette editorial that you support the right of the people to vote on matters important to them. I find curious, though, your criticism of the Manitou City Council for following the expressed will of the people to allow...

  • EDITORIAL: State senate changed a year ago today

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    A year ago today, Colorado celebrated a milestone with the swearing in of state Sen. Bernie Herpin - a moderate Republican lots of Democrats like. Today's anniversary marks the choice of voters to liberate Colorado from the heavy-handed influence of then-New York Mayor Michael...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Feminist leader confronts Sen. Udall

    By DEBBIE BROWN
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    "No one should come between a woman and her doctor." I agreed with Sen. Mark Udall when he uttered these words in his recent debate with Cory Gardner. But they don't square with the senator's decisive vote for Obamacare. As the executive director of the Colorado Women's Alliance, I...

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