• 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...

  • EDITORIAL: Planned Parenthood video shows commodification of death

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    In 2013, the criminal trial of Kermit Gosnell and his abortion "house of horrors" shocked the nation. For years, state inspectors had overlooked numerous egregious violations at Gosnell's Philadelphia facility - it was a sanitary disaster, he was killing already-delivered babies and it...

  • LETTERS: Lathen's assertions troubling; police response typical

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Lathen's assertions troubling Amy Lathen's assertion that "there will no longer be freedom of religion" is nonsense. No Christian pastor will be forced to perform a gay marriage as Lathen asserts. She conflates the sacrament of marriage and marriage as a civil union. Those who manage...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado leaders should reject the Californication of their power grid

    Tom Tanton
    Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The idea of Colorado doing things "the California way" doesn't make much sense. Unfortunately, Coloradans may not have a choice if the Obama administration has its way. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon finalize the "Clean Power Plan," requiring states to reduce...

  • FAGIN: 'War on Drugs' to blame for El Chapo's power

    Barry Fagin
    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    In February of this year, Mexican authorities and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration cooperated in the capturing of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as "El Chapo." One of the most powerful and ruthless drug kingpins in the world, responsible directly or indirectly for thousands...

  • EDITORIAL: State says no THC for PTSD

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    American veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder deserve real answers from state authorities, not the false promises of Big Tobacco 2.0 - otherwise known as Colorado's burgeoning marijuana industry. The active ingredients in marijuana show no scientific evidence of...

  • LETTERS: Making split-second decision; Colorado doesn't need a dress-up

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Police officers have to make split-second decisions With 30 years of law enforcement experience, including eight years conducting civil rights investigations, I can state the ACLU's case involving the Colorado Springs Police Department and Matthew Talley, as described on the front...

  • EDITORIAL: Bustang snubs business community

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    State government's regional "Bustang" service launched Monday, providing luxurious bus service between Colorado Springs and Denver, Fort Collins and Denver and Glenwood Springs and Denver. This service is great for those who commute to Denver, and their jobs bring money back into the...

  • LETTERS: Reopen the Santa Fe trail; inconsiderate drivers; Christo's gift to Colorado

    Letters
    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Area's inconsiderate drivers It's time for the annual Cyclists Have Rights sermon. Three times a week, I'm riding my bike in training for an Ironman. Every time I go out, without fail, I deal with the Neanderthals who think that cyclists have no right to the road. They get mad...

  • Disasters hinder rather than boost economies

    Paul Prentice
    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    The Gazette has run a number of stories regarding the purportedly positive impact of disasters, such as the Waldo Canyon fire, on the Colorado Springs economy. The most recent of these was the top-of-the-fold, front-page story, "Much Lost, Much Gained" (July 5, 2015). I beg to differ....

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