• LETTERS: Known for drugs not beauty; more on trash service zones

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Known for drugs, not beauty There has been much discussion on whether marijuana should be legalized in Colorado Springs. I am against legalizing marijuana for Colorado Springs because of the sad experience I had when returning to Colorado Springs on an airplane. One man said to me,...

  • EDITORIAL: Disappointing treatment of detainees

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    A nation can be judged by how it treats its strangers, and according to a class-action lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol is failing to do that well. The lawsuit, filed on the part of three plaintiffs by the American...

  • LETTERS: Taking perverse pleasure; following the money

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Taking perverse pleasure I am fed up with people whining about telemarketing/scam/unwanted calls. Why do you expect the government to take care of it? It's so simple to do it yourself. Sign up for caller ID and get an answering machine. Then don't pick up the phone when it's a number...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Magna Carta anniversary marks freedom's birthday

    Douglas Bruce
    Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Tradition accepts June 15, 1215, as the start of limited government in Anglo-American law. The Magna Carta ("great charter') was signed under duress by King John. John was the brother and successor to Richard the Lion Heart, whose loyal subjects included that tax rebel, Robin Hood....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Raising the bar for transparency in health care

    By Robert Greensides, M.D., and Dunbar Ivy, M.D. Guest columnists -
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    When it comes to ensuring health care quality, transparency by medical providers should be at the top of the list. Transparency about patient outcomes, physician expertise and training and number of patients treated are critical pieces of information for patients and families as they...

  • EDITORIAL: Governor should appoint Judge Prince

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has the opportunity to correct an imbalance on the Colorado Supreme Court. He needs only to appoint District Judge David Prince to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Gregory Hobbs. If Hickenlooper appoints anyone else, 100 percent of the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Partnerships integral to Colorado's forest health

    Daniel Jirón
    Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Last week, Colorado hosted Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, who thanked interagency firefighters for their service and emphasized the importance of continued forest and grassland restoration. As the Cabinet...

  • Autonomy attracts quality

    The Gazette editorial -
    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    In a famous 2009 TED Talk titled "The Puzzle of Motivation," Dan Pink makes this insightful statement: "The secret to high performance isn't rewards and punishments, but that unseen intrinsic drive - the drive to do things for their own sake. The drive to do things [be]cause they...

  • LETTERS: Voters lazy, whining fools; love living near AFA

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Voters lazy, whining fools Eighteen trillion in debt; bankrupting entitlement programs; an extraordinarily sluggish economic recovery; corrosive government regulation eroding personal liberty and opportunity, economic strength and expansion; chronic deep, high poverty levels; high...

  • A response to Tatum's race essay

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Anyone interested in matters of race would do well to read Beverly Daniel Tatum's essay "Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" This essay offers a compelling analysis of self-segregation but fails to reach the logical conclusion when determining how to remedy...

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