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  • 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...

  • EDITORIAL: A year ago, Colorado voters said no to New York control

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A year ago today, Colorado Springs voters made clear they would no longer tolerate proxy governance at the hands of multibillionaire and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who worked to impose the will of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Colorado. Locals...

  • LETTERS: Warning to all drivers; placing the blame

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A warning to all drivers To the heavy equipment truck driver that ran the red light this morning at Woodmen and Lexington - You are so lucky I am an experienced driver and always look to make sure drivers stop before going on a green light (arrow in this case). The light had been red...

  • Editorial: Media bias and nonissues distracting Colorado voters

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Media Research Center documented a refusal among the three major news networks - ABC, NBC and CBS - to report on President Barack Obama's all-time low approval ratings, revealed by a series of polls last week. Typically, this would be news. But an election looms large and a...

  • EDITORIAL: Colorado Springs Forward could give city needed momentum

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Cities reach their highest potential only if a broad spectrum of the community takes action. That's the understanding that appears to motivate a group of Colorado Springs residents who have formed Colorado Springs Forward, a coalition of local residents from diverse backgrounds who...

  • LETTERS: Suggestions for downtown; Letters policy change

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    A downtown pedestrian plaza I'm having serious problems in understanding the thought processes (or lack thereof) of the Colorado Springs City Council and the mayor. Here they have had a long and successful event, the Balloon Classic, and they seem to be perfectly fine with losing it....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Region must address stormwater responsibilities

    Amy Lathen
    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Last week, an extraordinary thing happened in El Paso County. Citizens, working alongside their locally elected officials, local government staff members, business leaders, military representatives, nonprofit representatives and more, brought to fruition a collaborative proposal to...

  • LETTERS: Paying for the scrubbers; 'remember the beheadings'

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    'Remember the beheadings' I will not dignify the terrorists involved, in the recent beheadings in the Middle East, by saying that they even have a country to call their own. They use grandiose words or descriptions, in a feeble excuse to try and justify their reason for existing on...

  • LETTERS: Mitchum's jeans; high gas prices

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The best match ever I am a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Pikes Peak and I wanted to share a little bit about my match through this local organization. My Little and I are the best match ever because we like to try new adventures, we always have a good time hanging out...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Let's try local solutions for Jones Park

    Sean Paige
    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Imagine you had a prized piece of real estate - a home, a cabin, a lakeside lot - you were forced to part with but still wanted protected, cared-for and put to good future use. Would you in good conscience sell or give that property to a lousy landlord like Uncle Sam, who's well-known...

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