• LETTERS: Youth needs to get in the game; go back to the table

    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Young people need to get in game In response to last week's article on the younger generation not voting in the city elections: I wonder how many of the younger population have a subscription to the newspaper or read the newspaper? They have so much access to other types of media....

  • EDITORIAL: Group harms gun rights

    The gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Forget Michael Bloomberg, Gov. John Hickenlooper and legislative Democrats for now. The bigger threat to gun rights in Colorado is Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, headed by political operative Dudley Brown. The organization raises money billing itself as more pro-gun than the NRA. It is...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Let vets take charge of their health care

    Paul Prentice
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Many horror stories have emerged over the past year regarding Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and the shoddy care they sometimes provide. The system appears to be full of the type of fraud, waste, and abuse that is all-too-typical of centralized government programs. A lifetime of...

  • LETTERS: Younger city council; the easy way out

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Creative minds, creaky joints What's this community coming to? One group says, "why are we electing only old white guys." Another group wonders why, "the young guys don't quit complaining and start working to help make this a better place to live." Colorado Springs is made up of a...

  • Fox and Friends: 'Clearing The Haze' interview with Gazette Editorial Page Editor Wayne Laugesen

    The Gazette
    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Gazette Editorial Page Editor Wayne Laugesen discussed The Gazette's "Clearing The Haze" series on Fox News Channel Monday. Here is a replay of Laugesen's apperance. For the series, click here.

  • GUEST OPINION: A question for mayoral candidates

    Gregory Olinyk
    Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    A multipart question for our mayoral candidates. Your answer could change the course of our city for the positive. But first, some background about why this question is so important: Another election, another blown chance to bring young blood and real life to our City Council. With...

  • LETTERS: News spun to the left; programs such as this

    Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    News spun to the left So surprising, when I go into my Hotmail account, that email from folks such as Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, anything tea party or patriotic related, anything conservative or Republican in other words, ends up in my "junk" mailbox. but never anything on that...

  • EDITORIAL: To fix marijuana problems, start by stopping explosions

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Among the unintended consequences of Amendment 64 - the law that legalized production, sale, use and distribution of commercialized recreational pot - is the matter of homes burning and exploding because of hash oil production. Since legalization began, law enforcement has seen a...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Federal power over public land should be restored to the people

    Ken Buck
    Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    At the turn of the last century, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma were territories of the United States with governors appointed by the president. Other Western states like Utah (1899), Wyoming (1890), Idaho (1890) and Montana (1889) recently joined the Union. A few unscrupulous...

  • LETTERS: Access to transportation; precious resource overlooked

    Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    Access to transportation I applaud our state and local leaders for speaking up and advocating for transportation ("Colorado Springs leaders join national effort to boost transportation funding," The Gazette, April 8). The Generating Renewal, Opportunity and Work with Accelerated...

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