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  • GUEST COLUMN: We should vote to pay for parks again

    Alex Johnson
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    There probably won't be any television ads or slick political mailers about issue 1A this fall; it isn't a top of the ticket race between two political powerhouses or a particularly hot-button issue. Nevertheless, local voters will decide a critical question on this year's ballot:...

  • Udallcare reduces value of insurance plans

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    They said our old insurance policies were junk. New policies, crafted by government, would help. It wasn't true, based on results of a study released Monday by the National Center for Public Research. Colorado's Democrats in Congress have done everything imaginable to help President...

  • LETTERS: Driver's license mixup; inconsiderate cyclists

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    You've got to be kidding I read the headline in The Gazette this morning (Saturday, Sept. 13): "Some state ID cards invalid". I went on to read the rest of the article and this was my response: You've got to be kidding. The state expects the 524 people who received the wrong cards...

  • Merrifield would take education backward

    THE GAZETTE EDITORIAL
    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Senate candidate Michael Merrifield could try to set education back 
20 years if elected by voters in Senate District 11. Colorado parents and educators have worked hard to create better educational opportunities for all children - particularly minorities and the poor who get trapped...

  • 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...

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