• LETTERS: Arrogance the cause; supportive of CASA

    Letters -
    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Our arrogance the cause The murders and violence in France last week are horrendous, inhumane and terrifying. No one deserves that kind of treatment. However, after listening to TV programs where they debate these things, I feel it is our arrogance that is causing these actions. Sure...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Voters should decide capital improvements funding

    Steve Cox
    Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Our community recognizes the importance of addressing stormwater improvements, but November's vote on ballot item 1B made it clear that a different approach is needed to gain the support of our citizens. The Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority, which was proposed by the El Paso...

  • LETTERS: Suggestions for politicians; establishment Republicans

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    Suggestions a good start The recent reader letter "Doing better in 2015" contains 10 points that should be adhered to by both political parties at all times without being told or asked. Unfortunately the self-serving, get re-elected minded, "representatives of the people" seldom and...

  • LETTERS: Marijuana's impact on health; gaining nothing but wealth

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Marijuana's impact on health The Gazette's editorial, "Feds find marijuana consumption rising in Colorado," highlighted many of the problems arising from legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Readers might be interested in a new scientific article in the Journal of the...

  • EDITORIAL: City Council should ban home hash oil extraction

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    City Fire Marshall Brett Lacey doesn't want more needless structure fires, so he plans to propose an ordinance that will ban extraction of marijuana hashish oil in residences. The City Council should assist him and expedite the process. Other jurisdictions should work with their fire...

  • EDITORIAL: Insurance is not affordable care

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Stop the presses. Obamacare works. So say well-meaning supporters exuberant about the findings of a new Gallup-Healthways survey. It found the rate of uninsured Americans at 12.9 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014 - a 4.2 percent decline since the Patient Protection and...

  • EDITORIAL: Legislators can get it right this session

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Expect fracking, education, tax rebates and pot to dominate this year's legislative session, which begins Wednesday with a Republican majority controlling the Senate. Gone, at least for now, are the days of one party controlling the entire agenda while racing toward cultural...

  • LETTERS: An explosion of color; living inside a bubble

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Joyous explosion of color I don't know where my response should go about the awesome photo taken at midnight on New Year's Eve. (The Gazette, Jan. 2) How unusual it was to have taken the picture of the fireworks over Pikes Peak with the Waldo Canyon burn area in the foreground. The...

  • EDITORIAL: State's ad campaign promotes pot use

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Intelligent minds differ about the need for a war on drugs and laws against pot. Yet, few on either side thought state government would promote marijuana use with a slick, multimillion-dollar marketing campaign. It began Monday, just a year after Colorado launched the world's first...

  • LETTERS: Showing support for cops; wanted to see the game

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Showing support for cops Unlike the demands of the cop haters and race baiters we've seen marching and spewing their venom lately, I do not want a kinder and gentler police force in our country. I want everyone, black and white, to have a certain fear of, and more importantly, respect...

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