• 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....

  • LETTERS: Beautiful historic trails; student access at UCCS

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Beautiful historic trails I read with interest the article about the history of trails up Bear Creek Canyon and into Jones Park. My great-great grandfather, Henry Knox Palmer, rode up that trail, past Lake Moraine and up to the summit of Pikes Peak on the back of a burro, in 1875, in...

  • Minimum wage is not best way to help working poor

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    On its face, the minimum wage sounds like a great idea. "Everybody should have some basic standard of living guaranteed if they are willing to work" - who can argue with that? However, upon a deeper examination, one finds that the minimum wage has several unintended effects and is...

  • LETTERS: Everyone's running red lights; gatekeepers a bad idea

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Running red lights I drive in a lot of areas in Colorado Springs, and many times a day I see people running red lights. I was just on Garden of the Gods and had plenty of time to stop without braking hard and the light had changed from amber to red and two cars (in another lane of...

  • EDITORIAL: Uber unleases market forces

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    If there is any fundamental principle about economic progress, it is best described in this phrase: creative destruction. Coined by Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, this term describes the reality that innovation and progress necessarily entail the discarding of archaic products...

  • EDITORIAL: THC can't help PTSD, experts say

    The Gazette editorial board
    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    For every military veteran appearing in a Colorado public meeting to advocate for the right to use marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health professionals throughout Colorado estimate they've worked with thousands whose pot use made their PTSD - and their lives...

  • EDITORIAL: No time for community apathy

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region and all of Colorado survived a scare last week when the Pentagon said Fort Carson would lose only 365 troops over the next two years in the first round of massive defense-spending cuts. We don't like losing troops and have only the best wishes...

  • LETTERS: Trump's remarks; airport's untapped potential

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Trump's reprehensible remarks Bravo to chef Jose Andres for canceling plans for a restaurant in Donald Trump's new Washington hotel. Other companies are doing the same. I think they reflect what other citizens may be feeling about Trump's reprehensible remarks concerning immigrants....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Marriage should be a covenant between one man and one woman

    Amy Lathen
    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Regardless of how one feels about gay marriage, the recent action by the Supreme Court should alarm every single, free American. Whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or other religion, those who do not support gay marriage will soon be forced to comply with this federal mandate,...

  • EDITORIAL: Rand Paul's pot position bad for kids

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Republicans wanting a strong presidential contender must reduce a growing crowd. They should start by pressuring Sen. Rand Paul to step aside. The Kentucky senator has shown himself a likely source of routine embarrassment and distraction. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy approached him in...

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