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  • EDITORIAL: Council should form long-term strategy for eliminating fees

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    City government’s executive and legislative branches are grappling with the best way to eliminate fees imposed on businesses. Most agree the fees should go, but the devil’s in the details. The reason they should go seems obvious. If society wants less of an activity, it has the...

  • Reality check; Udall on birth control; and more

    The Gazette letters
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Udall has it right on birth control Your editorial lambasting Sen. Mark Udall for supporting access to contraceptives for American women got one thing right: bosses should not control a woman's health care decisions. Birth control conversations belong solely between a woman and her...

  • EDITORIAL: Stars at summit inspire hopes of another Reagan Revolution

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Conservatives, do not despair. Genuine change may be on the way. That's the message repeated by speakers this weekend at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, where the conservative movement of Ronald Reagan appeared alive and prepared for resurgence. The Republican bench is...

  • LETTERS: Suthers acted correctly; pot for potholes

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Suthers acted correctly Mike Littwin, in his opinion column Monday, July 14, has it all wrong about John Suthers. It is the job of the attorney general to uphold the laws of the state of Colorado. In opposing the Boulder clerk's action to issue marriage license to same-sex couples,...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Sen. Mark Udall's conflicting views on freedom a tasteless joke

    Mark Hillman
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Fortune cookies and Mark Udall have more in common than Colorado's Democrat U.S. senator might like to admit. You probably know the juvenile prank of reading the message inside a fortune cookie - like "Now is the time to try something new" - and then adding " . in bed" to give it an...

  • LETTERS: Another government crisis; rural, roadless, backwaters

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Another government crisis Now we have another government crisis with the tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children flooding our Southern border and as usual our three-tiered government is spinning on its axis without any sense of direction. It appears to me that we now have an...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Attorney General's job is to be an advocate for all Coloradans' rights

    Don Quick
    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Recently in this paper, Cynthia Coffman, the chief deputy attorney general and my opponent in November's election for Colorado attorney general, attempted to defend her position of continuing the defense of Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage. Coffman implied that the reason her office...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Address the real issue at hand, stop being offended by Bloomberg

    Michael Merrifield
    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Michael Bloomberg's quote in the Rolling Stone interview has made quite a splash in the Colorado Springs media. His tasteless comment about "No Roads" indicated he is not well-traveled, not well informed, or not very effective at using sarcasm. This comment should not shake our...

  • LETTERS: Wake up America; unsure about utilities fix

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Body Justify Wake up, Americans It is painful to watch the trashing of America, and it is accelerating daily. On every front, President Barack Obama is governing (if you can call it that) against everything traditionally revered by those who love this country. It is truly an "in...

  • LETTERS: Tips for a better economy; Lamborn's dance

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Tips for a better economy At long last, the wars are ending and military spending will and must be cut. Always a bad time for a military town. So new sources of revenue are sought but, historically, tourism has been a poor crutch to lean on in lean times. As an oceanographer, I...

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