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  • EDITORIAL: If musicians don't get paid, we won't have much music

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    A Gazette story Sunday explained how some business owners are shocked when told to pay fees for playing the radio, Pandora or their personal CDs for patrons. Welcome to the free market, where fair distribution of capital facilitates the world's most creative and beneficial endeavors....

  • LETTERS: Can't we move on from marijuana?

    Letters
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Can't we move on from marijuana? I think we've all had enough press coverage of the marijuana issue in Colorado. May we please have a day off from having to have it rammed down our throats? It seems that the primary focus of the news media these days is marijuana. In Monday's Gazette...

  • GUEST COLUMN: SB175 was based on sound policy to protect individual rights

    Michael Merrifield
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The extremism and unsubstantiated assertions contained in The Gazette's editorial concerning Senate Bill 175, "The Reproductive Health Freedom Act," necessitates a more reasoned response. "The Reproductive Health Freedom Act" guarantees every individual the fundamental right of...

  • GUEST COLUMN: City needs an academic study of its history

    Alex Johnson
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    We savvy Colorado Springs folk know the less-than-hidden secrets of our city: abundant parks and trails, stunning natural beauty, thriving local arts and culture, quaint small businesses rich with character, affordable cost of living and comparatively low costs to starting a business....

  • LETTERS: Exploring with the Out There section; punish fake kidnappers

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Exploring with the Out There section I really enjoy your Thursday Out There section. As both a Boy Scout from Troop 230 and member of the North American Fishing Club, I am always excited to try the new ideas that your section presents. I always find your information useful in...

  • EDITORIAL: Stoned toddlers, pot mayhem are Colorado's wake-up calls

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    As Colorado's free-for-all marijuana experiment becomes increasingly embarrassing, the state's House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday on two bills that may give some protection to children and adults who are consuming massive levels of marijuana by mistake. Parents have...

  • LETTERS: Teaching is impossible; city of potholes

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Being asked to do the impossible I am writing in response a letter a while back titled "Teaching is no longer possible." To back up what Kim Seiler has said, research shows that the number one indicator of a child's academic success is parental involvement. When you look at the...

  • EDITORIAL: Community begins to rally in favor of local entrepreneurs

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Let's innovate, Colorado Springs. Economic development is too often seen as something that comes into our community from some distant place. If Fortune 500 companies don't come knocking, seeking room to relocate, some believe we have little or no hope. While it's great to land a big...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Creating a more compassionate, response to those who live with mental illness

    Carol Scott and Lori Jarvis-Steinwert
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    By Carol Scott and Lori Jarvis-Steinwert Guest columnists - We read with interest the recent article (Sunday, April 6) by Gazette Editor Joe Hight on the imperative for civility in our online and face-to-face public conversations on issues of importance to our community and state....

  • LETTERS: Celebrating the Pulitzer Prize win

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Congratulations and thanks Most local veterans read Dave Philipps "Other than Honorable" series with surprise at the way many of our present-day warriors have been treated when they act out because of their physical and mental wounds. They suffer the horror of war every day of their...

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