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  • GUEST COLUMN: Business Alliance working to keep Springs' military presence

    Andy Merritt
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Thank you to all in the community who responded so quickly and strongly to the Keep Carson Strong campaign. With the involvement of many, we were able to distribute over 9,000 postcards with 3,700 being signed and returned to us and many more being mailed directly in. Many people sent...

  • LETTERS: City seems to be stuck; government economically unpatriotic

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Sadly, we seem to be stuck Where to start? I am a 35-year resident of Colorado Springs. My wife and I raised our family here, and I have owned several businesses over those years. I have been active in the community by coaching Little League and high school sports and also serving on...

  • LETTERS: Colorado Springs can't afford business as usual; crumbling streets; Good Samaritans

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Can't afford business as usual Re: "Oil production key to U.S. energy needs," by Owen Hill, Gazette, Wednesday, Aug. 27. One cannot escape noticing the incongruity between Hill's position and the article on page A10 (same issue) "U.N. panel says global warming human-caused." According...

  • Letters: Dress codes, political theater, Ben Carson

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Making fools of themselves Re: "Dress code violations," the Question of the Day. Some day those girls will be thankful that the superintendent cared enough for them to keep them from making fools of themselves, when sadly their parents don't care about them, or aren't around when...

  • Sen. Mark Udall and Democrats get loose with facts

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    We never thought Colorado's leading Democrats would appear so desperate. Sen. Mark Udall's daily attacks on U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner are a boring broken record about some make-believe war on women. In truth, Udall has an issue to explain to Colorado women. Watchdog.org analyzed...

  • EDITORIAL: Colorado Springs City Council should stop playing games, start getting results

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    As Colorado Springs struggles to jump-start economic development and create jobs, our City Council wants to defund and weaken the only agency charged explicitly with attracting new employers. Council members threaten to snuff out another ember that could ignite an economic bonfire....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Loveland's fracking vote not just a local matter

    Regina Thomson
    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Residents of Loveland recently voted against a citywide ban on the energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking." Far from being a local matter, their decision to reject the two-year drilling moratorium could have dramatic consequences for millions of Americans....

  • LETTERS: Death penalty, a money pit, send Utilities a message

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Maybe the cost will touch hearts The death penalty is incredibly costly. There's just no arguing with that fact - it drains tax dollars within the criminal justice system, and that results in delayed justice for other victims awaiting hearings on their non-capital cases. Other...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Israel has the right to protect its people

    Michal Uziyahu
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    I am the Israeli "emissary" for JEWISHcolorado, an organization working to build and sustain Jewish life in Colorado, Israel and around the world. Before coming to Denver, I lived on the Israeli border of Gaza, raising my three children under constant rocket attacks, for six years....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Greater domestic oil production would solve U.S. energy needs

    Owen Hill
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Anyone who thinks that our domestic policy and foreign policy are two separate realms need look no further than the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia to realize we live in a very small world. Just last Friday U.S. crude futures jumped more than a dollar a barrel, directly...

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