• EDITORIAL: Return of marijuana taxes will undermine promise

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Most have heard the stories about Colorado's disappointing revenues from marijuana taxes. At roughly half expectations last year, they serve as a cautionary tale in other states. When legalization advocates promise big new revenues for schools, anti-drug messaging and drug addiction...

  • EDITORIAL: Spock took us to strange new worlds

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Television star Leonard Nimoy, of "Star Trek" fame, died Friday at the age of 83, after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "Star Trek," the TV series, lasted only from 1966-69 - three short years that would come to define a cultural movement that has spanned...

  • LETTERS: Trends in public education; negating an executive order

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Trends in public education As a retired teacher, I have watched with dismay a number of current trends in public education such as the growth of standardized testing and the movement in Colorado toward a Parents Bill of Rights. From teachers in the classroom I hear concerns that the...

  • EDITORIAL: CPAC showcases GOP governors

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    If Republicans want to elect a president in 2016, they might be wise to nominate a governor. The presidency is, after all, the executive branch of government. CPAC 2016, south of Washington, D.C., in National Harbor, Md., showcased an impressive cast of Republicans last week who all...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Charitable giving

    by Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps Guest columnists -
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    We continue to receive good news about the economy. But one part of the story has not received the attention it deserves. That part is charitable giving. The year 2007 set a record high for contributions. But the recession brought the trend to a halt. In 2008, charitable giving...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado legislature takes a stand for military voters

    Dan Nordberg
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Our country's military men and women serving overseas should have the same rights and privileges that we enjoy stateside. One of those fundamental rights is the right to vote in our republican system. A bill I'm sponsoring this year in the House of Representatives, HB 1130, ensures...

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