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  • GUEST COLUMN: Are we crazy about our kids? Launching the Colorado Paradigm

    By Doug Price
    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Together with United Ways across Colorado, a consortium of Colorado leaders and educators who believe in the critical importance of early learning are using an important and provocative television broadcast to launch a movement. "Are We Crazy About Our Kids?" is a part of a broader...

  • LETTERS: Fun activities in the Springs; take on responsibility

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Lots of fun activities in the region My children and I have attended the free annual Cool Science Carnival Day held at UCCS for four years and it never disappoints. It is universally loved by participants of all ages and all educational backgrounds. The well-organized classes and...

  • EDITORIAL: Prop. 104 will open the smoke-filled room

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    The public's business should not be conducted in private, behind closed doors. Sometimes it is, and Proposition 104 would fix a big part of the problem. It deserves to win in a landslide. Quite simply, the measure would strengthen Colorado's relatively weak open meetings laws to...

  • LETTERS: City settles on PERA; Obamacare benefits

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    PERA retirees contribute to community I am a retired Colorado Springs employee, and also a cancer survivor who received excellent care at Memorial Hospital more than 10 years ago when Memorial doctors and nurses were more than just public employees. Those doctors, nurses, and others...

  • LETTERS: AFA AD was impressive; Manitou will decide on pot

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    No AD has performed better Congratulations, Gazette and Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson. You have finally accomplished your mission of getting rid of Athletic Director (AD) Dr. Hans Mueh. Dr. Mueh is the most-qualified, competent and ethical senior administrator at the Air Force Academy...

  • Editorial: 'War on women' backfires on Udall

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    A strange thing happened Friday. The daily barrage of social issues press memos from the campaign to re-elect Colorado Sen. Mark Udall came to a halt. Instead, all we received was a presser about Udall supporting "Colorado Sportsmen." Maybe Udall finally gets it. Few believe the...

  • Just the facts: Countering misinformation on the stormwater plan

    By Dave Munger and Brian Risley -
    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    As co-chairs of a two-year, citizen-
led process that proposed a solution to our community's flooding and stormwater issues, it's important to us that citizens get the facts about how the task force's proposal works. Unfortunately, misinformation about our proposal is being spread...

  • LETTERS: It's the voters' turn; good Samaritans to the rescue

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Now it's the voters' turn Abraham Lincoln stated in the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863, that to ensure the survival of America's representative democracy government should be "of the people, by the people, for the people." When I voted with all other county commissioners to let...

  • ENDORSEMENT: Elect George Leing to replace Polis

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    We didn't think Colorado's 2nd Congressional District was up for grabs - until we met George Leing. The Gazette's editorial board hopes voters in the district will elect him to replace Rep. Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat who has become the single-biggest threat to opportunities...

  • LETTERS: Combat troops; no stormwater fee

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    All troops are 'combat troops' "Combat troops," I have a big problem with that wording; please let me explain: All members of the military are to be combat ready at all times after basic training; it makes no difference if you are on the front lines, 50 miles back or in the United...

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