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  • Confronting radical Islam on American turf

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    When Alton Nolen, alias Jah'Keem Yisrael, beheaded a co-worker at a food processing plant in Moore, Okla., the FBI responded by downplaying any terrorist threat and dubbing the incident one of "workplace violence." This has naturally caused controversy, especially given the almost...

  • LETTERS:

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Support companies that create jobs Entrepreneurs are building businesses at a faster pace than ever in our state. Energy and environmental businesses are coming here in droves because of our abundant natural resources. As responsible residents, it's on us to cultivate an environment...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A combined effort to prevent child abuse and neglect fatalities

    Michael Bennet
    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    In 2012, Congress and the president authorized the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. Its mission is to study the issues related to abuse and neglect and develop a national strategy and set of recommendations that can bring about immediate change. Through the...

  • LETTERS: Amendment supports our heritage; pot's effect on Manitou

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Amendment supports our heritage I am a small thoroughbred breeder in Colorado and raise hay and horses. I would like you to help me support Amendment 68 to save Colorado horse racing and provide much-
needed funding to our schools' K-12 for education. Horses contribute greatly to the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Response to Gazette editorial

    Michael Merrifield
    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The state of politics is pretty horrible these days. Campaigns are run by unknown and unaccountable interest groups due to Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United deciding that corporations are people and money is speech. The result - television and radio advertisements, mailboxes...

  • Obama deserves far better security than this

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Tuesday's House Oversight subcommittee hearing on the debacle that is the U.S. Secret Service was framed by several recent and explosive stories about security breaches at the White House. It led to Wednesday's resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. The Washington Post...

  • FAGIN: Crony capitalism or the free market? Congress must decide

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    The good news: A crony organization promoting massive corporate welfare was scheduled to die this week. The bad news: Congress raised its zombie-like corpse back from the dead. Yes, the Export-Import Bank is still with us, staggering over the streets of international commerce and...

  • Manitou voters should undo council's marijuana decision

    The Gazette editorial -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Manitou Springs - the quaint, picturesque town of about 5,000 residents just west of Colorado Springs - is at a crossroads. A flourishing future may depend on passage of ballot question 2G. Manitou can continue to embrace a diverse and peaceful mix of citizens that includes youthful...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Retail pot outlets in Manitou undermine its small-town charm

    Marcy Morrison
    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    When Howard and I moved to Manitou Springs in 1966 with our two children, we fell in love with the community and knew it was where we wanted to raise our family and probably spend the rest of our lives. Though it was part of a growing metropolitan area, Manitou had a laid-back,...

  • Editorial: Ad of lies promotes Bloomberg/Merrifield agenda

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took offense when voters recalled one of his puppets, then-Colorado Senate President John Morse. Bloomberg thought his money could buy Colorado elections. That's why the multibillionaire described voters in the state's most populous county as...

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