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COLUMN: Good marriage is a connection where two shine as one
COLUMN: Good marriage is a connection where two shine as one

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Chances are you're going to a wedding soon. 40 percent of weddings now take place as the fall sets in and leaves change color, up from 30 percent in...

COLUMN: Potential solutions for the affordable housing crisis
COLUMN: Potential solutions for the affordable housing crisis

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

We have an affordable housing crisis in Colorado Springs. We have known this for some time. As housing prices continue to rise, everyone is looking...

GUEST COLUMN: Rosh Hashanah a time of intense self-examination
GUEST COLUMN: Rosh Hashanah a time of intense self-examination

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts at sundown tonight. It begins the Ten Days of Penitence, when God and each of us Jews evaluate our deeds of...

GUEST COLUMN: Questions about Hickenlooper's Obamacare
GUEST COLUMN: Questions about Hickenlooper's Obamacare "fix"

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

In his Aug. 31 news conference at the state Capitol, and again the following week in testimony before a committee of the U.S. Senate, Gov. John...

COLUMN: EMP attack by North Korea is a grave danger
COLUMN: EMP attack by North Korea is a grave danger

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 20, 2017

North Korea now has the technology to bring America to its knees. It has launched intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United...

COLUMN: The twenty-first century guest worker program
COLUMN: The twenty-first century guest worker program

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

When I speak up for the rights of immigrants, people assume that I am in favor of open borders and illegal immigration. Not true. I am opposed to...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Colorado a purple state or a blue state?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Colorado a purple state or a blue state?

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Dick Wadhams Colorado's discerning and independent voters will again make the 2018 election a competitive drama that goes down to the wire. There...

COLUMN: Race and class are not the same thing
COLUMN: Race and class are not the same thing

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

I read a quote recently and would like to share it with you. "Truth is that we have two societies - the middle and upper classes, and the poor and...

Entire state should work to bring Amazon to Colorado Springs area
Entire state should work to bring Amazon to Colorado Springs area

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Amazon just announced it wants to add a second headquarters to its current Seattle home. The company is looking for a city with a population over one...

The necessity for change within state's youth corrections system
The necessity for change within state's youth corrections system

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Last year, 53 Colorado legislators co-sponsored a Division of Youth Corrections Reform bill, HB17-1329. It was inspired by Bound and Broken, the...

COLUMN: Equifax hack proves need for legal reform
COLUMN: Equifax hack proves need for legal reform

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Equifax, one of three major credit reporting bureaus, just reported that as many as 143 million of its detailed credit records were stolen by...

GUEST COLUMN: Republicans should see open primaries as an opportunity
GUEST COLUMN: Republicans should see open primaries as an opportunity

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Coloradans have a special opportunity this election cycle. Residents of our state overwhelmingly supported Proposition 108 last year, which allows...

GUEST COLUMN: Join the YMCA in acceptance for all

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Colorado YMCA CEOs Guest opinion - If you have turned on the TV over the past two weeks, you have seen the tragic stories of Hurricane Harvey, the...

WEISER: Control hoarding and profiteering during disasters
WEISER: Control hoarding and profiteering during disasters

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 8, 2017

The Gazette Editorial Board recently criticized the Texas anti-price-gouging law that imposes severe penalties for jacking up prices on goods during a...

COLUMN: Honoring women's contribution and dedication to the Air Force
COLUMN: Honoring women's contribution and dedication to the Air Force

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Last month, the office of the Governor of Colorado declared a "Women in the Air Force Day." The City Council of Colorado Springs also released a...

GUEST COLUMN: Russia continues its interference in many countries
GUEST COLUMN: Russia continues its interference in many countries

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Montenegro is a tiny Balkan country of 600,000 inhabitants on the Adriatic. It is a country emerging from dominance by others - Serbs, Germans,...

To reduce wrongful shootings, police can learn from our soldiers
To reduce wrongful shootings, police can learn from our soldiers

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Sometimes, police must shoot to keep the peace. When used effectively, this results in safer cities. When done wrongfully, it inflames society. The...

Point/Counterpoint: Was President Trump right to pardon Sheriff Arpaio?
Point/Counterpoint: Was President Trump right to pardon Sheriff Arpaio?

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Elliot Fladen Where does it stop? Whether former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was right on immigration is irrelevant to the question of whether he deserved a...

GUEST OPINION: Capitol critics could benefit from real-world perspective
GUEST OPINION: Capitol critics could benefit from real-world perspective

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Ideas inspire both philosophers and legislators, but the two jobs differ considerably thereafter. That distinction is critical to understanding the...

COLUMN: First years later, Vietnam memories still resonate
COLUMN: First years later, Vietnam memories still resonate

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

It was the last week of August. The rain soaked the ground and turned the red dirt into blood-colored gelatinous mud. It was hot and the humidity so...

Research universities help our state succeed
Research universities help our state succeed

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 1, 2017

The spotlight today will be on the competition on the football field between the Colorado State University Rams and the University of Colorado...

Civil rights movement co-opted by violence
Civil rights movement co-opted by violence

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

When you look back at the civil rights movement led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the black community you never saw people fighting or fighting...

Carson troops training to deter our adversaries
Carson troops training to deter our adversaries

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Fort Carson troops are the tip of the spear of American forces partnering with our European allies. The Third Armored Brigade of the Fourth Infantry...

COLUMN: Why veterans do belong on university campuses like UCCS
COLUMN: Why veterans do belong on university campuses like UCCS

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

I'm a veteran and I belong on a university campus. Both today, as a dissertation student, and someday, as a professor. Last week a vocal minority...

COLUMN: Have an adventure in Colorado's anywhere
COLUMN: Have an adventure in Colorado's anywhere

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 29, 2017

The bittersweet irony of Labor Day is upon us. The day is dedicated to the laborer, the weekend to avoiding as much labor as possible, and the timing...

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