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  • EDITORIAL: Cheap gas means happy days ahead

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    We don't need disco, Pet Rocks or eight-track tapes. But we could use that gallon of gas that sold for 60 cents in 1976, as the country headed toward the innovative '80s. Just think what cheap gas could do for the American economy. Well, prepare to travel back in time. Way back in...

  • LETTERS: Springs needs cleaner air; more hyphenated nation

    Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Springs deserves clean air One of our greatest eyesores (and lungsores) is the existence of the Martin Drake coal-fired power plant in the heart of our city (i.e. the proposed City of Champions). Amongst other toxins, Drake spews sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrous oxides (NOx)...

  • EDITORIAL: Obama's right on need for cameras

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    President Barack Obama was not there when a Missouri cop shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teen. He has no special qualification to speak about the case. But he has a good idea that could prevent future questions of who's right and wrong when an officer hurts or kills a...

  • LETTERS: More on Ferguson; support for teacher's policy

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Law enforcement and the grand jury Mike Littwin had a well-written opinion in the Sunday on Gazette. Given the limited facts he provided it expressed a consistent theme of police force underrepresentation of minorities, grand jury favoritism of law enforcement, and the expected...

  • FAGIN: Great genius taken far too soon

    Barry Fagin
    Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    I know of a man who made World War II shorter, who saved millions of lives, and whose brilliantly original mind opened the door to the computer age. You've never heard of him. That is about to change. "The Imitation Game" will soon open in theaters. It is the story of Alan Turing,...

  • Court says Hickenlooper can declare a day of prayer

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper and the First Amendment scored a big victory last week when the Colorado Supreme Court threw out a bigoted challenge to the governor's ability to declare a day of prayer. The anti-religion, anti-free speech lawsuit was filed by a usual suspect: The Freedom From...

  • LETTERS: Keystone money; more on Michael Brown protesters

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Keystone an injection for economy A Nov. 21 letter in The Gazette asked readers to, "Follow the Keystone money." The letter incorrectly suggested Keystone XL would not carry U.S.-produced oil. Keystone XL will also carry oil produced in North Dakota and Montana to Texas, increasing...

  • EDITORIAL: Buy local Saturday, support small businesses

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Take this Facebook meme to heart tomorrow: Small Business Saturday. Presented as a red and green electronic card, it says: "Here is an idea. Let's buy Christmas presents from small local businesses and self-employed people. For example, from your neighbor who sells online, a local...

  • LETTERS: Support for community schools; why target just smokers?

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Make community schools stronger As a community we continue to lose to education privatizers such as Steve Schuck (Nov. 23, Guest Opinion). We have lost a lot of local control and lots of money to privatized charter schools: The 90,000 Colorado charter students take $600 million per...

  • EDITORIAL: Don't let rancor ruin Thanksgiving

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Give thanks for what we have, setting aside all differences if only for today. Sociologists and family counselors have taken to the airwaves and print of late to explain a troubling and obvious phenomenon. They say misuse of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites has damaged...

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