• LETTERS: God bless the 'noise'; defending Planned Parenthood

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    God bless the 'noise' As fellow civilians living in Rockrimmon for more than 35 years, we feel compelled to give a tongue-lashing to those neighbors of ours who continue to complain about the "noise" created by the Air Force Academy cadets flying over our homes. As a small boy, our...

  • EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco 2.0 holds conference

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Saturday's "Marijuana and Health Symposium" at National Jewish Health in Denver raises red flags. The event, specifically designed for medical professionals, appears to be a maneuver right out of Big Tobacco's old playbook, which used physicians to cloak smoking in a veneer of health....

  • Military tax exemption a no-brainer

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    On April 29, the Colorado General Assembly approved a common-sense bill that will make Colorado more welcoming to military members. Sponsored by Rep. Jon Keyser and Sen. Larry Crowder, House Bill 1181, also known as the Colorado is Honoring Our Military Exemption Act, as amended by...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A vsion for America

    Robert Blaha
    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    As we approach another prolonged and painful election cycle, one that tends to divide us and not unite us, a little reflection on our current state would seem in order. As Thomas Paine put it: "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by...

  • LETTERS: Facts are the truth; a lot of hidden money?

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Facts are the truth In response to David J. Baker's letter to the editor ("The path of the dinosaurs," June 8): In his letter, Baker makes the blanket statement, "The GOP is concerned mainly with the interests of old, rich white men." But in reasonably typical fashion offers not a...

  • Supreme Court errs in Jerusalem case

    Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Congress passed a bill in 2002, known as the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, that required the State Department to acquiesce to parents if they requested that the passport for an American child born in Jerusalem list Israel as the place of birth. Thirteen years later, on Monday,...

  • EDITORIAL: Council charges Collins

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    No one on the City Council could have enjoyed charging Councilwoman Helen Collins with three ethics violations Tuesday. But her apparent actions gave them no choice. All eight of Collins' colleagues voted to charge her with: - Tolerating "waste, fraud, abuse and corruption in...

  • LETTERS: Why would teachers stay? Fast track too much power

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Why would teachers stay? In reference to several remarks made in a recent Gazette article on teacher retention, I would comment that it is dangerous to assume teachers are leaving the field due to salaries. That takes attention away from more pressing issues and makes teachers seem...

  • LETTERS: Hidden in plain sight; has to be a better way

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Hidden in plain sight I was "surprised" to learn that the Air Force Academy again has what appears to be an airfield hidden in plain sight, albeit with a refurbished I-25 observation area. In the early 1980s, when not teaching physics classes or coaching the AFA lacrosse team that...

  • EDITORIAL: Balance the key to expression during graduation

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Graduations are a time of celebration, meant to honor the hard work and perseverance of those who walk across the stage to receive a diploma. But sometimes, things get in the way. For instance, in Florida, two students of Miami Southwest High School staged a quick WWE wrestling move...

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