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COLUMN: Ratepayers will pay for watering city parks
By: - 0 Thu, May 24, 2018

I recently read a headline in The Gazette, "Utilities board recommends charging residents for watering Colorado Springs parks". Reading the headline...

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COLUMN: History of the Southwest needs to be revised
By: - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

I often wonder why U.S. schools ignore so much that is important when teaching history. It's a strange thing for a patriotic people, but much of...

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GUEST COLUMN: A toolkit for strengthening mental health
By: - 0 Sun, May 20, 2018

"It all started when I was 8."

That's when Brianna realized her absent father hadn't read the letters she had sent him. He mailed them back and...

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GUEST COLUMN: Finding solutions to the Colorado River's diminishing flows
By: - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

The Colorado River may not be the largest river in the U.S., but it is a crucial resource supplying water to about 40 million people and irrigating...

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COLUMN: Conversation on unity to fight division
By: - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

Some of you may remember a recent column of mine titled "Fighting Political Extremism". In it I talked about GOP Senator Tim Scott and GOP...

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GUEST COLUMN: Warmer winters threaten Colorado's winter sports
By: - 0 Wed, May 16, 2018

In January, the New York Times published a report detailing the existential threat faced by winter sports around the globe. The study determined that...

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GUEST COLUMN: Community's children promise a bright future
By: - 0 Wed, May 16, 2018

Two years ago, after decades in corporate harness-marketing products as esoteric and intangible as higher education to as mundane and corporeal as...

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GUEST COLUMN: Colorado pushing rails into the 21st Century
By: - 0 Tue, May 15, 2018

The nation's freight railroads are converging in Washington, D.C., for Infrastructure Week to demonstrate the innovations that will enable rail to...

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COLUMN: Collaborating for community works
By: - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

I am always excited when guests are coming in from out of town. There always has to be a gathering and who I invite to the gathering is likely the...

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One family's legacy of powerful women
By: - 0 Sun, May 13, 2018

On Mother's Day, I remember the two strongest women I have known. Mothers by definition are gentle and kind, and my mother and grandmother were...

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GUEST COLUMN: Visitors keep our area vibrant
By: - 0 Fri, May 11, 2018

Most people are likely familiar with the frequently touted positive effects of travel on our work performance and personal well-being. It is travel's...

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GUEST COLUMN: Colorado adults must step up for kids when it comes to marijuana
By: - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

Regardless of what one thinks about recreational marijuana, we all should be able to agree on one point: It is bad for kids.

Not only is it...

Suggested reforms to put PERA on a sound footing
By: - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

Editor's note: The following is an open letter to Colorado lawmakers:

As representatives of the Colorado business community, we are writing to...

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COLUMN: Crazy political candidates cause chaos
By: - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

I know that the political campaigns can be dirty. Candidates say some pretty crazy things trying to garner favor. But these stories which I will...

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COLUMN: Sentence may not fit the crime in child abuse cases
By: - 0 Mon, May 7, 2018

Have you ever thought about how we charge parents guilty of child abuse? Like most, I read the headlines and assume that those guilty of seriously...

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The story of el Cinco de Mayo is cautionary tale
By: - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

Once upon a time there was an emperor who wanted to make his country great again. He thought, "if we conquer more lands we will become even more...

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GUEST COLUMN: Whatever happened to Trump's best and brightest?
By: - 0 Fri, May 4, 2018

They dug up the tree.

The young sapling that French President Emmanuel Macron donated to the United States, and which he and President Donald...

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Election season is a time to reflect on loyalty and the common good
By: - 0 Fri, May 4, 2018

We've recently learned that U.S. News & World Report has given a number one ranking to our state's economy, and a number two ranking to Colorado...

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COLUMN: Immigration law merits civil disobedience
By: - 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

Since we are known to be a God-fearing community, I would like to see what we think about secular law versus divine law. At issue is the...

GUEST COLUMN: Campaign against marijuana and driving too
By: - 0 Tue, May 1, 2018

The popular counter culture holiday centered around the consumption of marijuana - commonly referred to as 4/20 - was last month, and it was clear...

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GUEST COLUMN: Growth, impact moving UCCS into the future
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Almost a year ago, I was honored to be named the seventh full-time chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It marked a humbling...

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Congress isn't gutting the Dodd-Frank bill
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 29, 2018

When I joined the Senate, the United States was losing about 750,000 jobs a month. Because of reckless gambles on Wall Street, our economy reeled...

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GUEST COLUMN: Active fire seasons amid declining budgets
By: - 0 Sat, Apr 28, 2018

After a drought-like winter, Colorado fire departments are strategizing for an active fire season this year. At the same time, these departments are...

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COLUMN: Racism isn't about political preference
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Have you ever been called racist? I was recently. In a debate online.

After I picked my mouth up off of the floor, I gave some thought to...

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GUEST COLUMN: The real story of teachers' walk-ins and outs
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 26, 2018

What do the three pictured flags have in common? The first is the flag of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Estimates are that...

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