• LETTERS: High costs of homelessness; Iran deal a nothing deal

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    High costs of homelessness The Colorado Springs/El Paso County Continuum of Care (CoC) annual homeless numbers taken in January 2015 were released July 9. This report is the 2015 PIT (Point in Time)/HIC (Housing Inventory Count) Report. CoC's homeless totals for our county are...

  • EDITORIAL: Deal with Iran has some major risks

    The Gazette
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    On Sept. 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the infamous Munich Agreement along with French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier and German Führer Adolf Hitler. The pact ceded Sudetenland to Germany and forced Czechoslovakia to evacuate the ceded territory,...

  • LETTERS: Potholes and travel mercies; end drug prohibition

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Potholes and travel mercies I chuckled as I read the headlines this morning regarding the number of potholes in the city. Then I recalled my trip in March to visit my daughters who have been long- term missionaries in an African nation. I realized that the worse road for potholes in...

  • LETTERS: Open letter to Trump; thoughts on things today

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Open letter to Donald Trump Donald, I was seriously considering giving you my vote, if you made it that far, because I agree with most of your expressed thoughts on immigration and its out of control lack of enforcement. After your comments regarding John McCain you lost me. No...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why Colorado won't miss the Export-Import Bank

    Andy Koenig
    Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Has Colorado's economy suffered since July 1? It was supposed to. At least, that's what lobbyists in Washington predicted would happen after the Export-Import Bank expired June 30. Over the past decade, this little-known federal agency handed out more than $200 billion in...

  • EDITORIAL: New HUD rule well-intentioned but questionable

    The Gazette
    Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    On July 8, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced a final rule that seeks to equip and require federal grant recipients to reduce historical segregation. The rule, known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, may be founded on good intentions, but those...

  • EDITORIAL: Stop the methadone clinic

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    An ugly storm is brewing in the beautiful, once-peaceful town of Monument. Residents have been blindsided by a planned outpatient methadone clinic that could open in the historic downtown area, where the business community and taxpayers have invested millions in upgrades. The drug...

  • LETTERS: Share the road and responsibility; tradition of religious responsibility

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Support our city, police I totally agree with the two recent letters by Daniel Bradley and Craig Kimball. We need to look at the total picture and support our police officers. Regarding the proposed tax increase to help with the road situation, I totally support it. My family was a...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado Springs is writing a new story

    Richard C. Harwood
    Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Last month, I spent time in Colorado Springs, and while there I heard a story of renewal about the community that's worth following. It's about a community taking action to place itself on a new path. How people are doing this is as important as what they are doing. In April 2014, I...

  • LETTERS: Complicated minimum wage math; disdain for Christo's "gift"

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Complicated minimum wage math Lately, there has been talk concerning the minimum wage. The question that comes to mind is: Will the increase in minimum wage reduce the number of hours worked by those recipients? When an individual is working for minimum wage, the person would no doubt...

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