• GUEST COLUMN: Salazar's bill silences meaningful conversations

    Ellie Reynolds
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Native Americans have become the pawn in a high stakes chess match between politics and political correctness. A national spotlight will shine on Colorado's legislature as Rep. Joe Salazar's (D-Thornton) misguided bill, House Bill 15-1165, to ban Native American mascots in Colorado's...

  • LETTERS: The city's priorities; racist and undemocratic

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Get the city's priorities right Last week's horrific and violent harvesting of a child in the womb of a young mother in Longmont has once again brought us face to face with the reality that a pre-born child has no legal rights in Colorado. As a consequence, the perpetrator of this...

  • FAGIN: Ukraine endangered by tradition of corrupt government

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Things are a mess here in Ukraine, worse than any time since I started visiting my ancestral homeland five years ago. I had visited the Maidan a couple of years before the protests, the Crimea before the Russians took it over, and even interviewed Ukrainian high school students...

  • EDITORIAL: Fix Colorado's pot problems

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Today concludes The Gazette's four-part perspective on the world's boldest public policy experiment with commercialized recreational and medical pot. The Gazette created a special project team made up of editorial staff and a seasoned reporter to look into these claims and compare...

  • EDITORIAL: Bill takes on Indian mascots

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    A bill that passed in a state House committee Monday could force nearly 50 Colorado public schools to part with American Indian mascots. Local schools that may have to change identities include: Charles M. Russell Middle School (Raiders); Cheyenne Mountain Canon Elementary (Indians);...

  • EDITORIAL: Fix potholes, not global warming

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Whomever gets elected mayor of the country's 41st largest city next month will have a big job. That person will have the power to fill potholes, build sewers and more. But he or she will not control the weather. Nevertheless, Colorado Springs mayoral candidates have been asked about...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Family and Medical Leave Insurance is a solution for everyone

    Erin Bennett
    Published: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    The Gazette editorial "Paid leave mandate would kill jobs" is not only a gross mischaracterization of the reality facing low-wage workers, the piece is full of factual errors about the FAMLI Act (Family and Medical Leave Insurance) in Colorado and the movement for paid family leave...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Next steps for Colorado's water plan

    Gail H. Klapper
    Published: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Last December, Coloradans got their first look at a draft of the Colorado Water Plan, which Gov. John Hickenlooper requested by executive order in May 2013. The draft plan represents the governor's proactive attempt to confront the state's growing water demands, which are compounded by...

  • EDITORIAL: Law should protect unborn victims

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Scott Peterson sits on California's death row because he committed double murder. He killed his wife, Laci, and the couple's son. The unborn Connor Peterson had a body, a heartbeat, a loving mother, grandparents and a name. His death caused lifetimes of heartache. Like most states and...

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