• EDITORIAL: AG defends oil and gas

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Kudos to Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman for seeking to protect the country's oil and gas industry, affordable fuel and our march toward energy independence. Last week, under Coffman's authority, Colorado joined a lawsuit with Wyoming and North Dakota that challenged fiat...

  • EDITORIAL: Road projects move us forward

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The Colorado Springs City Council, with newly elected President Merv Bennett and new members Tom Strand and Bill Murray, has an opportunity Tuesday to move this community another big step forward by voting to acquire six parcels of land for $510,000. We're told all properties are owned...

  • LETTERS: Law and order; students don't really care

    Letters
    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Stop the 'double standard' Here we go again! After Ferguson, another example of criminal behavior camouflaged as moral outrage. The unfortunate death of a young man in confrontation with police must be properly investigated and dealt with - according to law and not by violent riots in...

  • EDITORIAL: Reject bad testing bill

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The House Education Committee will take up Senate Bill 223 on Monday, which would eliminate any meaningful penalties to teachers, students or school districts when parents opt students out of state tests. Advocates of rigorous education standards have tried to improve the bill with...

  • LETTERS: Dream Act good for economy; questioning Hillary Clinton's judgment

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Dream Act good for economy The Dream Act is an important action for securing the rights of immigrant children. For those of you who don't know, the Dream Act is legislation that would allow young adults who immigrated here as children to gain temporary lawful citizenship in order to...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A continuum of care through Memorial Hospital

    George Hayes
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    For more than a century, Memorial Hospital has been taking care of children and families in our community. That has not changed. For more than two years, care for pediatric patients has been delivered through collaboration between Memorial and Children's Hospital Colorado. Our...

  • EDITORIAL: Pass fetal homicide bill

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Thank Senate President Bill Cadman for his relentless efforts to bring Colorado out of the Dark Ages and into the 21st century. Cadman brought in former Attorney General John Suthers and three others with significant law enforcement backgrounds to sell the Senate Judiciary Committee...

  • LETTERS: Life lessons at the DMV; the right thing to do

    Letters
    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Where community really begins Do you know your neighbor? How often is it when we can say: "we really know our neighbors." After all, a strong community is built on strong neighborhoods and strong neighborhoods are built on people getting to know each other and serve one other. The...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Eradicating the Permanent Political Class

    ROBERT BLAHA
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    We all know somebody who's part of the permanent political class - that group of individuals who've never done much except politics. Those who have been "on the public dime" for years. Politicos who've never made a payroll, had a boss threaten their job, or stared down fear because...

  • LETTERS: A matter of compliance; sick of politicians

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Just an issue of compliance I read with great interest Bill Vogrin's column and was struck by the recent article of Wagon Man's continuing trouble walking the streets of the west side. (April 17) It seems to me that while technically he is breaking the law by being in the road pulling...

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