• EDITORIAL: Law will improve school testing

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    If one word best summarizes the 2015 session of the Colorado Legislature it is "testing." The House and Senate wrestled with multiple bills to address growing parent concerns about excessive state-mandated evaluations designed to hold teachers accountable and maintain minimal...

  • LETTERS: Who's watching the watchers?; honoring motherhood

    Letters
    Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Who's watching the watchers? Here we go again, first we hear that the veterans hospital administrators are cooking the books to look like they are doing a better job than they really were, and what happens to them? Nothing or hardly anything. After years of our veterans getting no...

  • EDITORIAL: Fractivists threaten the poor

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Anti-fracking crusaders claim they fight for minorities and the poor. They clearly do the opposite. On the legislature's last day of the 2015 session, Coloradans Against Fracking set up a mock classroom on the Capitol steps and placed dunce caps on figures portraying Democratic Gov....

  • LETTERS: Situation is a "dream deferred;" Extremely flawed testing system

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Situation is "a dream deferred" The two sides of the political spectrum will use the Baltimore riots for their own agenda. On the right, we will be reminded that inner-city societies are lawless and dangerous; kept at bay by vigilant law enforcement. On the left, we will hear about...

  • FAGIN: Fundamentals of free speech

    BARRY FAGIN
    Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    What do outrage at depictions of Muhammad, protests against gay marriage, and demands to be reseated on an airplane all have in common? Quite a lot, actually. A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that flights from New York to Israel are frequently delayed due to the refusal...

  • LETTERS: While we were sleeping; disappointed with business

    Letters
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Thanks to the IRS I often hear people complain about the IRS - and the Republican Party has had a vendetta out on it for years. I just wanted to mention that, for the past two years in a row, while processing my tax return, the IRS has spotted errors in my favor and increased my...

  • EDITORIAL: Latinos are not special interest voters

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were the last big-name Republicans to succeed at winning substantial Hispanic support. But the GOP could make a comeback with the country's most important swing-vote demographic. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was in Colorado on...

  • LETTERS: Mayor Bach's legacy; welcoming a Brave New World

    Letters
    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Remembering Mayor Bach's legacy While there is much talk about government in Colorado Springs, few are willing to drop into the arena of public service to battle for a positive future. Steve Bach did that for the past four years. He did what many only talk about. Ben Franklin put it...

  • LETTERS: Kind of cop we want; living on the cutting edge

    Letters
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Kind of cop we want I read the article in The Gazette about policewomen filing a complaint about physical abilities test. Specifically, I focused on Detective Terry Thrumston and I was shocked to read she was placed on limited duty and had other restrictions placed upon her. My family...

  • EDITORIAL: Videotape all arrests

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    After hearing charges against six Baltimore cops in the death of Freddie Gray, President Barack Obama said the right thing. "What I think the people of Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth. That's what people around the country expect," the president said. Exactly....

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