• EDITORIAL: A recap of The Gazette's endorsements

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Many readers have probably already submitted their ballots but here is a review of The Gazette editorial board's endorsements for the City of Colorado Springs General Municipal Election April 7: Mayor  John Suthers: In a field of strong candidates, one stands high above the rest....

  • LETTERS: Nation more and more divided; veterans denied benefits

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Nation is more and more divided Everyone seems to be in a turmoil about the recent law passed in Indiana, which presumably encourages discrimination against certain segments of our society. The opposing view professes the law provides liberty to practice one's faith. I am concerned...

  • EDITORIAL: Pot money should fund schools

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Oops. It seems voters and marijuana legalization proponents forgot about a little matter in the Colorado Constitution. It's called the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, more commonly referred to as TABOR. When Coloradans approved Amendment 64, they voted to fund schools, marijuana education...

  • LETTERS: Klingenschmitt controversy; beliefs a phony excuse

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Klingenschmitt should continue Even though I do not wholly agree with Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt's statement outside the chamber, I do not agree that Klingenschmitt should resign and I will not call for his resignation. I agree with Rep. Justin Everett that free speech will be...

  • EDITORIAL: Extremists distort Suthers' record

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Fliers, mailers and mystery robo calls are making the rounds in Colorado Springs as a handful of wingnuts try to derail the mayoral campaign of former Attorney General John Suthers. Those who might take them at face value may benefit from context. A mailer that attacks Suthers as...

  • LETTERS: What kind of state is Colorado?; Reid set a new low

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    What kind of a state is Colorado? Kudos to Republican State Sen. Bill Cadman for pursuing fetal homicide legislation. I ask the entire Colorado Springs delegation at the State Capitol - Republican and Democrat-to join him. The violent criminal who killed Longmont mother Michelle...

  • EDITORIAL: Economic and cultural renaissance continues

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The transformation of Colorado Springs into a can-do community of progress could reach an exponential rate if recent trends continue. Gone are the days of scratching our heads, wondering why a community with so many natural assets seems stuck in the mud. The latest big development...

  • GUEST COLUMN: America's educational crisis

    Gene A. Budig and Alan Heapsby Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps Guest columnists -
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    April brings hope and fear to thousands of anxious teenagers. It is the month when many high school seniors receive acceptances and rejections from the colleges of their choice. But in the past decade, April has gained another distinction: It has also become the month when the public...

  • LETTERS: Condition of city's parks; each met death on their own terms

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Filthy condition of city parks What is happening to our parks? Why is the city cutting down all of the trees and bushes in the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail? The area needs to be renamed the Stump Way or the parking lot. The area around Monument Creek and Fountain Creek used to be a nice...

  • LETTERS: Native Americans honored; patronize another business

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The list goes on and on No matter what you say or do, or don't say or don't do, you are going to offend someone. Generally, it will be someone who is looking to be offended, rather than someone who is truly offended. In this line, because apparently there is nothing else to do for our...

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