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  • Public converges on Capitol, says 'no' to another bad idea

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Coloradans have learned it the hard way: No one is safe with the Legislature in session. Colorado is well known as a political test lab for the left, and this week's experiment stretched the boundaries of absurdity. Radical experimentation gave us last-year's jobs-killing energy...

  • LETTERS: Let's focus on our home; prejudice against the overweight

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Let's focus on our home In response to "Mind-baffling pot decision," it should not be so mind-baffling that the vast majority of counties and municipalities throughout the state have chosen to reject recreational marijuana sales. While there would certainly be some positive economic...

  • EDITORIAL: Yakety yak council meetings outlast New York's, Chicago's

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The City Council met for 13 hours. The April 8 session came one day after the council met informally for more than five hours. That's 18 hours in just two days. A meeting in November lasted 14 hours. Routine marathon sessions have resulted in no substantive progress for residents....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Be aware of stigma that surrounds mental illness

    Melissa Dashner
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Stigma. What is the stigma of mental health? When we think of someone seeking mental health treatment, we think of him or her as weak, incompetent or even crazy. Why? Is it because someone needs help processing his or her thoughts or needs medication? What do you do when you are...

  • LETTERS: City going deeper into a hole; no shortage of teachers

    Letters
    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Being driven deeper into a hole We and others believe City for Champions is a brilliant plan to bring the most visible elements of Colorado Springs together - Air Force Academy, UCCS, sports and medicine, art - to fill in the gaps and make the city into a coherent piece, like a...

  • LETTERS: Common Core serves children; Hobby Lobby

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Best choice for the future I have to admit straight off, I have never been employed as a public school teacher. I am the product of public education and my children are as well. I spent middle school and most of high school in eastern Kansas. We transferred between my junior and...

  • EDITORIAL: Gazette wins Pulitzer Prize in quest to serve community

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The Gazette won the Pulitzer Prize Monday, journalism's top award, because of a series of articles that is improving the plight of military personnel who risk their lives to keep the United States safe and free. Like all great journalists, reporter Dave Philipps uses his career as a...

  • EDITORIAL: Proponent of eminent domain law impedes property rights

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    In a 12-hour meeting that ended at 1 a.m. and accomplished little, City Councilman Joel Miller tried to rush through a grandstanding law that would protect residents from a conspiracy theory. Without Miller's ordinance, the story goes, city government will confiscate homes. We need...

  • LETTERS: Seems like a contradiction; trampling on civil rights

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Seems like a contradiction Barry Fagin suggests that making birth control pills available over the counter would eliminate controversies like that of Hobby Lobby wishing to be exempt from providing birth control to its female employees. He states he discovered that, in his ZIP code, a...

  • LETTERS: Common Core; teacher who resigned; LBJ's legacy

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Common Core bad for the children I was encouraged to see the letter from Pauline Hawkins stating that she would stop teaching in Colorado and move to another state because of the damaging effects of federalizing education, specifically the Common Core program. Hawkins has more courage...

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