• EDITORIAL: What president should say Tuesday

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    President Barack Obama will address the country Tuesday for his first State of the Union address since November's revolutionary election, which marked the worst drubbing for a sitting president's party since the 1940s. Obama's speech comes at a time when Americans are more worried...

  • LETTERS: Must do SCIP right or skip it; the land of the free

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    The land of the free I was thinking about the country I love, where I live. I thought of the many times I have left and re-entered my homeland. What makes it special? It, the USA, is after all one of the younger nations - less than 300 years old. I was also thinking about what is...

  • EDITORIAL: Priest responds to hate crime with love

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Desecrate something sacred to Islam - even joke about the religion - and a retaliatory beheading, bombing or mass shooting may ensue. Dead cartoonists are only the latest reminder. Desecrate something dear to Christians, and the victims will pray for the perpetrator and offer...

  • LETTERS: Millions left at the station; a message from South Africa

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Millions left at the station Dr. Martin Luther King Day, what has it meant? I believe it's about a man and his dreams, his hopes for others. The dreams of millions of others that have been left at the station, waiting and hoping for a change that's not happening for them, their dreams...

  • City Council made right choice on Jones Park

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Colorado Springs City Council wisely chose to transfer ownership of historic Jones Park to El Paso County. This decision ensures that the property will remain open and under local control, giving our citizens and therefore our elected officials power to...

  • EDITORIAL: Colorado Springs bombing raises racism concerns

    The Gazette's editorial
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    A terrorist remains on the loose, possibly in Colorado Springs. The equation is simple: Bomb outside local building + no suspect in custody = terrorist on the loose. Had this attack on a Colorado Springs building been more successful last week, friends and neighbors could be dead. We...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Poor country is rich in wisdom

    BARRY FAGIN
    Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Here I am, a skeptical Jew, staying in a Muslim city, in a Buddhist country, with a sizable Hindu minority. To make things even more interesting, Dean Martin's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is blasting over the hotel stereo. I must be in another part of the world. Americans don't...

  • LETTERS: Letting the voters decide; leadership in its simplest form

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Letting the voters decide The City Council needs to let the voters decide if they want to accept the proposal that has been submitted to them by Mayor Steve Bach's plan to address $145 million in backlogged capital improvement projects. We have already shown that we can pay off the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Small segment of the population doesn't want people of color to advance

    Henry Allen Jr.
    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Last Tuesday, Jan. 6, things in my life changed a great deal. About 11:15 a.m. on this date, I received a phone call from the Colorado Springs NAACP staff notifying me that an explosive device was activated at the office. I quickly asked if anyone was injured and, thank God, the answer...

  • EDITORIAL: Make united stand for freedom

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - George Washington, 1763 More than a million people gathered from around the world to show unity in France. Their common cause was freedom from what Britain's Prime Minister...

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