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  • Editorial: Ban repeat offenders from loitering downtown

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    It's Halloween, but downtown Colorado Springs is no longer scary. Cops are abundant with boots on the ground, day and night. Patrol cars rest in the center lane of Tejon Street, ready to roll at a moment's notice. A police substation will soon open at Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon....

  • LETTERS: Get regional park back on track; adults and marijuana

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Get regional park back on track Re: Andy Meng letter to the editor (Oct. 29). If Initiative 1A passes, one half of the money slated for Black Forest's parks recovery would be used for the "Pineries Open Space." The other half has been designated for the Black Forest Regional Park,...

  • Editorial: Gov. Hickenlooper wants to 
censor ad about mass killer

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to censor an ad that highlights his mishandling of mass killer Nathan Dunlap, who shot up a Chuck E. Cheese in 1993. The ad, sponsored by the Republican Governors Association, features Dennis O'Connor saying Hickenlooper "sat in a room and he lied to me."...

  • LETTERS: Troublesome school testing

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PARCC is unproven, expensive Parents, do you dread TCAP tests in school? Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is replacing TCAP and is going to happen twice a year! My 9-year-old was required to do a 147-page TCAP Test Prep Packet over spring break....

  • FAGIN: Flu vaccine a miracle of science and capitalism

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Influenza has killed human beings for thousands of years. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandparents and newborn babies have all died horribly from it, bleeding, coughing, writhing in searing pain until their last breath mercifully left them at peace. A chemical strand of a few...

  • EDITORIAL: Democrats quietly prepare for bad election outcomes

    The Washington Examiner
    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Outwardly, Democrats express confidence about their chances of holding the United States Senate next week when voters head to the polls. Behind the scenes, their actions tell the opposite story. Democratic Senate staffers are preparing for a very busy post-election "lame-duck" session...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Time to find productive solution on birth control

    John C. Jennings and Cecile Richards Guest opinion -
    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Five years ago, something changed in Colorado: More women, including teenagers, began using long-acting reversible contraceptives as their chosen method of birth control. These methods, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), remove the element of human error from contraception, making it...

  • LETTERS: Don't need another hospital; money for parks

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    We don't need another hospital I am writing in response to the opinion piece in Sunday's Gazette entitled "52-bed hospital will improve access to quality health care." I am a firm believer that competition and the free market are good for our economy. At the same time, competition is...

  • LETTERS: Some election season laughs; background checks

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Some election season laughs Talk about how times change! My colleagues and I are getting good laughs from listening to our students comment about the upcoming elections. No, they aren't for or against any particular candidate, but they have plenty to say about the campaigns. My...

  • Editorial: Keep the election fair

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Don't let fraud spoil this election. Secretary of State Scott Gessler, county clerks and recorders and poll watchers from all campaigns must remain on high alert. The senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns remain too close to call and could be decided by a few hundred votes - or...

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