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  • EDITORIAL: Pentagon's worst-case plan threatens America's defense

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Imagine our local economy losing 16,000 soldiers practically overnight, followed by a drop of 40,000 in the region's population as civilian employees associated with Fort Carson lose their jobs. Housing values would plummet. Unemployment would rise. The tax base would shrink....

  • LETTERS: To candidates running for office; families merely surviving

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    To candidates running for office This is an open letter to you to tell you a few things. 1) The majority of people are not going to care how much money is placed in your campaign chests. As was proven in the recall elections, money isn't going to buy our votes. 2) We are tired of...

  • EDITORIAL: New initiative would ensure transparency in education

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    The public's business should be conducted in public. This common-sense traditional American value gets lost on most leaders of teachers unions, who prefer to strike deals with school boards behind closed doors. In Colorado, 80 percent of public schools hold binding negotiations with...

  • FAGIN: Georgia is one weird but cool place to visit

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    I've got Georgia on my mind. Not that one, the other one. The country in Central Asia that's one-sixth the size of California. As a former student writes, "you mean the State, not the state." Indeed I do. Georgia is a fascinating place, a nation that's isolated and hospitable. The...

  • LETTERS: Redskins controvery; win-win for all

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Redskin controversy a slippery slope Let me begin by being honest about myself. I am not a fan of the Redskins. In fact, I am not a football fan. The game just doesn't interest me. But I have always had the opinion that a name like Redskins honored and celebrated this unique people...

  • EDITORIAL: Unsatisfied Denver techies could be drawn to the Springs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    If the City Council and the mayor want more private-sector jobs on their watch, they'll seize on a problem up north and embark upon solving it. In Denver, a lot of the coveted young professionals are not too happy. Young software entrepreneurs have made Denver their home only to have...

  • LETTERS: Appreciation for Drake employees; a far better people

    LETTERS
    Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Appreciation for devoted employees Drake has certainly been in the news for the past year or so. Decommissioning study, Neumann scrubber project, current and future EPA regulations, and most recently the May 5 fire and subsequent recovery efforts along with a temporary increase in...

  • EDITORIAL: Stop tax proceeds for those who choose to ban fracking

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Voters confronted with anti-energy ballot measures this fall may have an option to defend good jobs and revenues Coloradans desperately need. State Reps. Jerry Sonnenberg and Frank McNulty, former speaker of the House, want voters to approve Initiative 121. The proposed ballot measure...

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