• LETTERS: The Hellen Collins issue; venting about city utlities, roads

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    The Helen Collins issue We have heard quite a bit from our City Council regarding impropriety by their associate Helen Collins. In this regard, I have to ask myself some questions: If indeed there are warranted charges against Helen, shouldn't the courts decide that and not have it...

  • EDITORIAL: Making Colorado Springs age-friendly

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    It may be an uncomfortable topic, an overlooked one, or even an unpleasant one; no matter how one looks at it, it is an undeniable subject: we all age. That is the focus of a nonprofit group in Colorado Springs called Innovation In Aging Collaborative (IIAC). Founded in 2008 and...

  • EDITORIAL: The definition of a father

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    If the research is clear on anything, it is resoundingly firm on this truth: Fathers matter. According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, "In a study examining father involvement with 134 children of adolescent mothers over the first 10 years of life, researchers found that...

  • LETTERS: Disturbances of our peace; excellent symposium

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    This is not a fair solution On the opinion page of The Gazette, June 17, concerning the state of Nevada, with the second lowest national educational outcomes, with the heading "Another state chooses more school choice," the last paragraph reads, "Reformers are doing the right thing by...

  • COLUMN: Evaluating the value of political satire

    Joshua Romero
    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The advent of television has completely transformed many industries, not least of all the news industry. Of note is that it has fostered the emergence of televised infotainment and political satire, epitomized in shows such as the "The Colbert Report" and "The Daily Show with Jon...

  • EDITORIAL: Cancel anti-Muslim pig roast

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    In the wake of tragedy, with the senseless killing of nine people in South Carolina, let's hope Friday's rumor is true. Let's hope The Infidels Motorcycle Club cancels a Saturday pig roast titled "In Defiance of the Islamic Holiday of Ramadan" - an event that only stands to promote...

  • LETTERS: Long term damage from pot; benefits of PERA

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Long-term damage from pot My deepest thanks to your editorial writers for the June 17 item entitled "Legalized pot hurting our children." The editorial should draw the attention of the hordes of misguided citizens who look upon marijuana as a sort of universal curative for...

  • EDITORIAL: Pope warns of global warming

    the Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Respect Pope Francis and his church, but take caution with his new encyclical. Global warming could hurt the poor with hurricanes, tainted wetlands and depleted forests. That's a theory. This is fact: Energy shortages and sluggish economies - the costs of tilting at the climate change...

  • LETTERS: Freedom with consequences; trash zoning

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Freedom comes with consequences The Colorado Supreme Court got it right. Employers should have the right to fire employees for smoking marijuana, regardless of whether or not they are high on the job. The Colorado Constitution is quite clear on this issue. It states, "Nothing in this...

  • LETTERS: Infrastructure will cost; possible sales tax increase

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Infrastructure will cost money As a concerned citizen and longtime resident of Colorado Springs, I continue to read and hear the no-tax-increase mentality of so many Colorado Springs "anti-tax" citizens. We complain about the potholes in our roads and crumbling bridges and yet we say...

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