More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    SEATTLE — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop. A Boy Scouts of America attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it could no longer hosts troops under the Boy...

  • Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, with no such thing as paternity leave. "They didn't give you any time off when I was...

  • Best and Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2014

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2014. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for their academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also...

  • Learn money saving tips at Gazette extreme couponing workshops

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    What is "extreme couponing?" Hint: You won't find practitioners in the express checkout lane. The concept likely translates, though, even if you've never watched the popular cable network show of the same name, which follows savvy grocery shoppers as they maximize coupons and...

  • Mentors to girls: 'Cool to be smart'

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    They will do their best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, incredible at math and awesome at chemistry. That's how Air Force Academy cadets might update the Girl Scout Promise after an event this month to turn the Scouts toward the possibilities of science, technology,...

  • Side Streets: Community steps up to transform park entrance eyesore

    Bill Vogrin
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Last week, I told you about a woman who was unable to get permission to landscape her neighborhood entrance. Today I'll tell you a much happier story about a neighborhood that persuaded private businesses and city agencies to collaborate and give a landscaping face-lift to a city park...

  • More Latino than white students admitted to UC

    LISA LEFF, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a...

  • NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first out-of-this-world humanoid robot is finally getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up at the International Space Station. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot won't be stuck on a pedestal...

  • Bunny, chick owners: Stick to Peeps, chocolate bunnies this Easter

    By LAURA HANCOCK Star-Tribune staff writer, writer
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Fluffy ears and doe eyes are just the beginning of a rabbit’s decade-long life. Families who own rabbits talk about the joys of watching Thumper or Roger spring into the air in hopping bursts affectionately called popcorning. Human owners brag about the small creatures loyally...

  • Millennials often stuck on entry-level carousel

    BRAD HARPER, Montgomery Advertiser
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Briana Tony hasn't graduated from college yet, and she's already frustrated with the job market. She's been through four jobs and said she moved on from each because of a lack of respect and poor upward mobility. "Our generation isn't taken seriously at...

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