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GUEST COLUMN: Veterans' suicides require a response
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 21, 2018

According to a comprehensive analysis of veteran suicides, an average of 20 active duty military service members, non-activated Guard and Reserve...

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Art can be political and a powerful tool
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Is art political?

Art is defined by Merriam-Webster as; something that is created with imagination and skill and...

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COLUMN: Yes, once in awhile, we really need to cheer for bureaucracy
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 18, 2018

It was the way catastrophes really happen and not as you imagine them.

The trip had been planned for months. I booked the flight to Montreal...

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COLUMN: Small business forum offers key insights
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

In 2018, small business is extremely political. Small-business owners as a community are very interested in what is happening in the world of...

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GUEST COLUMN: VA reform is law - get it right in practice
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

It's been four years since the Phoenix VA scandal exposed extensive wait lists at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide. Not enough...

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GUEST COLUMN: Fighting stigma to save lives
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

One in four Americans is personally affected by the opioid crisis, and the U.S. lost 116 people every day in 2016 from opioid-related overdoses....

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GUEST COLUMN: Reasons to close Martin Drake Plant
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

A coalition of ever-expanding concerned citizens of the Pikes Peak region continue to pressure the Colorado Springs Utilities Board to close the...

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Asking too much of state's unaffiliated voters
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 10, 2018

On June 26, for the first time in history, Colorado's 1.2 million unaffiliated voters will be able to cast a ballot in a Republican or Democrat...

COLUMN: Is the baker ruling enough?
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

When the Supreme Court announced on Monday its ruling in favor of Jack Phillips, the reactions were quick to come pouring in. Many came from...

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GUEST COLUMN: Rail re-regulation would hurt Colorado
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Leaders from the diverse chemical sector, a critical industry to the United States economy, convened in Colorado Springs beginning June 4. On the...

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COLUMN: A teachable moment about respect and civility
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Everybody is talking about Roseanne.

Comedienne and television actress Roseanne Barr headed a cast of the popular television show that bears...

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COLUMN: Why we need libraries, even in the digital age
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 6, 2018

I often looked up at the enormous World War I-era "doughboy" statute in Memorial Park, Manitou Springs, and wondered about who was immortalized with...

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GUEST COLUMN: Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund
By: - 0 Fri, Jun 1, 2018

When I left the Marine Corps, I jumped at my chance to fulfill a dream to live in Colorado. All my life I've been an outdoorsman and was drawn to the...

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LETTERS: Football game not the appropriate forum
By: - 0 Thu, May 31, 2018

Not the appropriate forum

I was appalled to read Cordelia Hecker's recent letter ("Forcing players to stand", Gazette Your Viewpoint, May 27)...

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COLUMN: Pro and con arguments on college education
By: - 0 Wed, May 30, 2018

It's the end of spring the beginning of summer and that means college graduation for millions of Americans.

During the 2017-2018 school year,...

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Graduation: When parenting becomes art appreciation
By: Vince Bzdek - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

My daughter Zola, who graduated from high school over the weekend, once asked me a long time ago to watch an episode of a favorite show of hers on...

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COLUMN: Cemetery effort is an example of bipartisan success
By: - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

A few days ago, I attended the Pikes Peak National Cemetery dedication ceremony. Memorial Day weekend is a perfect time to present the nation's...

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Remembering the Mini-Tet Offensive
By: - 0 Mon, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day is about memories. With this in mind, I visited Joe Berg, the director of the 4th Infantry Division Museum at Fort Carson. There is a...

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GUEST COLUMN: Pregnant mothers, their babies at risk
By: - 0 Mon, May 28, 2018

Prominent warning labels on all marijuana products should be immediately required in light of the recent study by doctors at Denver Health and the...

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COLUMN: Celebrate the lives lived and lost
By: - 0 Mon, May 28, 2018

I saw a headline today that angered me. It offered ways to "celebrate Memorial Day" in 100-point type.

I was mad, then frustrated, then...

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COLUMN: What Hans Solo tells us about American heroes
By: - 0 Sun, May 27, 2018

Han Solo is an American hero. Across Colorado, the country and the world, millions will flock this Memorial Day weekend to see "Solo: A Star Wars...

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GUEST COLUMN: Improving the infrastructure in rural America
By: - 0 Fri, May 25, 2018

Some people remember when many rural households didn't have electricity or running water. Although those days are long gone for most, there's still...

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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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