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  • LETTERS: Unintended consequences; 'gun safety' scam

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    The unintended consequences Jill Gaebler, you are correct. I do not like the repercussions or the consequences from legal marijuana. I know you are for it, but I hope you will vote not to have recreational stores here in Colorado Springs. I really don't like the growing number of...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Declining highway fatalities not a gauge of pot's impact

    by John P. Walters 
and David W. Murray Guest columnists -
    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    In the Washington Post ("Since Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Highway Fatalities at Near-Historic Lows" Aug. 5), Radley Balko looks at preliminary data from Colorado since 2001 and draws two conclusions: Traffic fatalities for the months from January to July of 2014 fall below...

  • LETTERS: Exaggerated trials and tribulations; one man and one woman

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Exaggerated trials and tribulations I'm not a fan of Obamacare because it doesn't go far enough to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable healthcare, which was the objective of healthcare reform. I also have no doubt that it's been a frustrating and trying transition for...

  • EDITORIAL: Governor's behavior raises concerns about leadership

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper is friendly. He brews good beer. He has a drinking problem. As in, he drank a glass of fracking fluid and annoyed anti-fracking activists who are certain such liquids kill. Likability goes far in politics, but it can't overcome substantial and growing...

  • EDITORIAL: Anti-fracking initiatives were efforts to abuse democracy

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    "Democracy" - a term overused and misused - is not a harmless, patriotic concept. In Boulder, protesters confronted U.S. Rep. Jared Polis with signs that said "sellout," "shame," "Jared betrayed us," and Jared harmed "democracy." They're angry about a deal he made to keep...

  • GUEST COLUMN: State's millennials can't 'opt out' of the future

    michael Lott-manier
    Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    As a member of the "millennial" generation living, working and starting a family in Colorado, I care about our state's health. Good health is valuable to each of us personally, and the health of our population is essential to Colorado's strength and resiliency. Everyone should have...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Quality child care at a price parents can afford

    Cara Koch
    Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    With all the recent talk about ways to attract young families and good jobs to Colorado Springs, I have often wondered why there has not been a serious effort by local leaders to address work/family issues, including the availability of quality child care at a price parents can afford...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Health care wrestling with Obamacare's red tape, regulations

    Cyndi Tucker
    Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    I can't judge the Affordable Care Act by the headlines - they change on a daily basis. But I can judge it from my perspective as a Colorado doctor. That diagnosis isn't good: At my practice, I've found that the ACA disrupts the doctor-patient relationship by drowning us both in...

  • LETTERS: A great Olympic celebration; horses here first

    LETTERS
    Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    A great Olympic celebration Just a quick thank you for a great event. My family and I attended the Downtown Olympic Celebration and had a blast.  We watched XPogo (which was surprisingly super entertaining), wrestled, judo'd, fenced, etc. with OTC athletes and danced to Grass It Up....

  • LETTERS: Colorado's energy potential; taking the Constitution lightly

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Colorado's energy potential RE: Front Range pipeline gives Colorado an edge in natural gas liquids. A recent story on the construction of the Front Range pipeline puts the size and scope of the energy industry here in Colorado in perspective. Accessing the property rights, right of...

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