• LETTERS: Education at its best; state government's budget

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Public education at its finest These past two weeks, due to unrelated circumstances, and as an outsider, I have had the opportunity to observe the students, staff and operations of the Thomas MacClaren School, one of our city's publicly funded charter schools. It was an incredible...

  • EDITORIAL: Election is pivotal moment for the Springs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    After ballots are counted tonight, residents of Colorado Springs will have a better idea which politicians - new or incumbent - will continue moving the country's 41st largest city toward greater progress and prosperity. A new mayor will take office this spring. In the likely event...

  • LETTERS: Friendliness of Colorado Springs; discrimination claims

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Friendliness of Colorado Springs I recently had the opportunity to visit Colorado for the first time. I was so taken by my experience that I felt the need to write this to the people of Colorado Springs. I knew to expect the mountain views and beautiful scenery, but I was not prepared...

  • LETTERS: Giving back to the Springs; answering the burning question

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Giving back to the community As a former attorney for the city (1971-1998), Bruce Shepard was one of the best council members, volunteers and citizens I ever worked with and for. In the 1970s -90s he understood the role of council as it is supposed to be today, policymakers and...

  • GUEST COLUMN: School funding suffers from Obamacare

    Mark Hillman
    Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Coloradans' eyes understandably pass over reports about legislators working on the annual state budget. After all, the "long bill" - so named because it spans nearly 500 pages - is a necessary but mind-numbing legislative drudgery, salted with indiscernible acronyms, and largely...

  • EDITORIAL: Resurrection a symbol of light triumphing over darkness

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    Today, more than 2 billion Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ. This is a symbol of rebirth, renewal and the ultimate triumph of life over death. That Jesus Christ was crucified, entombed and then rose from his grave is one of the basic foundations of faith for believers -...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Access to information helps parents make the best decisions for children

    By Jake Williams Jessica Goodwinby Jessica Goodwin and Jake williams Guest columnists -
    Published: Sun, Apr 5, 2015

    You may have heard there is room for improvement when it comes to Colorado's vaccination rates, but a new law making this information available on request is an important and welcome development. House Bill 1288, passed last year, focuses on increasing transparency of immunization...

  • EDITORIAL: A recap of The Gazette's endorsements

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Many readers have probably already submitted their ballots but here is a review of The Gazette editorial board's endorsements for the City of Colorado Springs General Municipal Election April 7: Mayor  John Suthers: In a field of strong candidates, one stands high above the rest....

  • LETTERS: Nation more and more divided; veterans denied benefits

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Nation is more and more divided Everyone seems to be in a turmoil about the recent law passed in Indiana, which presumably encourages discrimination against certain segments of our society. The opposing view professes the law provides liberty to practice one's faith. I am concerned...

  • EDITORIAL: Pot money should fund schools

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Oops. It seems voters and marijuana legalization proponents forgot about a little matter in the Colorado Constitution. It's called the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, more commonly referred to as TABOR. When Coloradans approved Amendment 64, they voted to fund schools, marijuana education...

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