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  • GUEST COLUMN: Ballot Question 1B: A dishonest tax increase

    By Jeff Crank
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    El Paso County Ballot question 1B is nothing more than a dishonest attempt to fool voters. Its shameful deception rises to the level of the misleading term-limits language of a few years ago. If you remember the term limits language that implied that a "yes" vote "limited" terms when...

  • EDITORIAL: Deadspin owes Corey Gardner a better apology

    The Gazette

    Deadspin? Ever heard of it? Maybe, maybe not. Deadspin is a sports website owned by Gawker Media that launched in September 2005. As of February 2010, the site had attracted over 462 million views and is known for exposing errors in the media. Now it has made its own major mistake....

  • EDITORIAL: Merrifield bad for the Springs

    The Gazette
    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    When voting, and talking with friends and neighbors, consider the ramifications of a giant step backward. Remember the recent era when an extreme ideologue represented Senate District 11. 
Ponder whether it is wise to elect someone even more extreme and doctrinaire than former Senate...

  • LETTERS: Boogeyman around every corner; America's troops

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Confused by apparent inconsistency A recent Gazette article (Oct. 1 by Jakob Rodgers) about the tragic killing of Sgt. David Dunlap and his pregnant wife included a statement by prosecutor Reggy Short. He was reported as saying that no murder charge for the 13-week-old fetus carried...

  • ENDORSEMENT: Vote 'yes' on parks

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Nearly everyone benefits from an abundant array of well-maintained parks, trails and open spaces, which are notoriously expensive to procure and maintain. With El Paso County ballot measure 1A, county commissioners ask voters for permission to keep just over $2 million that would...

  • LETTERS: What people in Manitou really want; negative ads

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    What people in Manitou really want Ballot question 2G is not an attempt to prohibit the use of marijuana in Manitou. It is legal now to buy, smoke, eat, grow, and share marijuana in Colorado according to amendment 64 and that is not going to change. If 2G passes, it will have no...

  • ENDORSEMENT: Gazette endorses Bob Beauprez

    The Gazette Editorial
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Colorado needs strong and decisive leadership at the top, which means it's time to elect Bob Beauprez as governor. It was not an easy decision for The Gazette's editorial board to advocate replacing Gov. John Hickenlooper. He is a good and affable man who has always availed himself...

  • FAGIN: Religious Right on wrong side of history

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    How many times have you heard the world is going to hell in a handbasket? That if this or that activity continues unabated, society as we know it will be gravely imperiled? You're not alone. Knee-jerk reactionaries have been with us throughout history. Unfortunately for them, their...

  • LETTERS: Storm water issue's pros and cons

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Support a regional approach 
to stormwater Caring for your community means standing up for what you believe is right. And I, like all but one of our county commissioners, want to urge the voters of El Paso County to support 1B, the stormwater ballot question. In voting no on the...

  • Despite efforts, the IRS can't 
provide freedom from religion

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    The IRS was caught red-handed last year trying to obstruct anti-abortion groups, tea party organizations and others - mostly conservatives - who wanted to communicate and influence policy. It was the federal government enacting prior restraint of religious and political speech, which...