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  • EDITORIAL: Outrageous ruling threatens open meetings protections

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Transparent government is a Colorado virtue. Laws that mandate open records, meetings and process are about as controversial as mom and apple pie. That's because government is chosen and funded by the people to serve the people, so almost nothing should be done in secrecy to exclude...

  • LETTERS: Final bill is not in yet; Democrats dredging up dirt

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Final bill is not in yet It was with great satisfaction that we met the new candidates for the Black Forest fire board election on May 6. Rick Nearhoof, Jayme McConnellogue and PJ Landmaid are all firefighters, which is a welcome change from the previous boards over the years that...

  • EDITORIAL: America's problems rooted in new approach to governance

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    America has flourished with free markets and liberty. The more the courts have deregulated people, by limiting government authority, the better Americans have lived. When government freed slaves, we became better. When courts struck down Jim Crow laws and segregation, they deregulated...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Focus on key components for economic development

    Gregory Olinyk
    Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    After a 42-year absence as an investment banker and venture capitalist, I returned to my beloved city with fresh eyes, no preconceptions and many questions. When I first arrived in 1967 as a 21-year-old Army artillery officer, Colorado Springs was a young town overflowing with bright...

  • LETTERS: Whole bill should be canceled now; demeans integrity of city's talent

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Whole bill should be canceled now Why would a U.S. citizen choose Obama-care? Even though there are 40 million citizens who cannot afford medical care now, after the Affordable Care Act there will still be 30 million who do not have medical care. Medical care will be more expensive...

  • EDITORIAL: Another mass killer disobeyed military's no-gun rule on base

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Americans endured another tragic mass shooting of military personnel Wednesday when a suspect under treatment for mental illness walked into a building at Fort Hood, Texas, and opened fire. The gunman killed three and hit 16 others, injuring several critically before military police...

  • LETTERS: Nation's great military academies; Victim of pot legalization?

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Nation's great military academies Congratulations to the Air Force Academy on the occasion of its 60th birthday! Special note should be taken of the fact that in a relatively short history for an academic and military institution, USAFA has risen to the top several times in academic...

  • EDITORIAL: Obamacare imposes farmer tax on pre-existing ZIP codes

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Despite President Barack Obama's Rose Garden jubilation Tuesday, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues as a colossal policy failure. It neither protects patients nor provides affordable care for a majority of Americans. But it might secure even more support for...

  • LETTERS: Homelessness can happen at any time; national security

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    It can happen at any time It is painful to see my peers in high school spiraling into a bottomless abyss, dug by the addiction of alcohol and drugs. It is hard to imagine seeing someone who is top of their class or an athletic legend end up in the streets. Drugs and alcohol make...

  • LETTERS: There is a better answer; sheriff's office

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    There is a better answer I don't believe these words are coming out of my fingers! As a country in serious decline on so many levels it is difficult to identify a sector of our society that has inflicted more damage on us than the labor unions, at least in my lifetime. However, my...

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