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  • LETTERS: Benefits of online learning; School district needs a budget

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Benefits of online learning Like many Colorado families, our family is preparing for another school year. My son is entering his senior year with the online public school Colorado Connections Academy. This will mark our 10th year as a cyberschool family. Through the use of...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Getting the stormwater agreement right

    Gregory Olinyk
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    I recently attended Mayor Steve Bach's press update, which focused principally on our pressing stormwater situation. Before that event, and based on the dysfunction at City Hall, I didn't have a very high opinion of our mayor (he actually snubbed me when I tried to shake his hand after...

  • LETTERS: Don't rush to judgment on Rice; Common Core not the villain

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Don't rush to judgment Regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal: People are ignoring two big elephants in the room. First elephant: Subsequent to the ugly elevator incident, these two voluntarily married each other. This fact bespeaks a mélange of sick, obsessive...

  • Vote 'yes' on stormwater plan

    the gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Colorado Springs and the surrounding area cannot go forward much longer without a resolution to stormwater infrastructure problems. As one of the faster-growing metropolitan areas in the country, we create expanding masses of impervious surfaces each year. The more we grow, the more...

  • LETTERS: Ceremony unique, inspiring; Utilities problems

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Ceremony was inspiring, unique Recently my wife, Seta, and I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 3-mile section of the Ute Indian Trail starting at Manitou Springs and going up Ute Pass. The ceremony was at the upper end of the trail section. The landscape is truly beautiful...

  • Gazette editorial: Council gets it right on marijuana

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    It's official. Colorado Springs says no to marijuana. Community leaders have made clear their desire to make life easier for military officers, parents, teachers and others who must keep young people off drugs. For weeks, the Colorado Springs City Council had fiddled with the bad...

  • Obama must deliver on tough talk

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    No one wants to be at war. But the barbaric animals who fancy themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria must be stopped. We cannot stand by as they murder Christians and Jews, behead journalists, throw children off cliffs, rape and enslave women and mass execute whichever...

  • Remember costs of safety and freedom today

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Most adults know exactly where they were and what they were doing on this morning 13 years ago. A fire burned near the top of the north tower of New York's World Trade Center. Most of us watched in horror, only to see a large airliner slam into the south tower. Events on live TV defied...

  • LETTERS: Storm water fee criteria; labor force questions

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Criteria for a stormwater fee I'm for the stormwater fee if the following criteria are adopted and advertised to Colorado Springs voters: - A clear definition of what an impervious surface will be for residential and for business. If it's roof and driveway for residential, it's...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The mishandling of the 2014 National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    It felt a bit like being invited to a christening, but: no baby. Sept. 4 saw the annual release of the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) 
and used as one basis for the strategic goal of drug...

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