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GUEST COLUMN: Restoring honor goes beyond Lebsock's removal
GUEST COLUMN: Restoring honor goes beyond Lebsock's removal

By: - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Another dark shadow has been cast over the Colorado General Assembly giving citizens even more cause to "throw the bums out." Recently, State Rep....

GUEST COLUMN: Fathers are the key to ending sexual harassment
GUEST COLUMN: Fathers are the key to ending sexual harassment

By: - 0 Yesterday

"Go, go, go inside," said my father to me. I was in the outer room, where male guests who were not related to the family were entertained, as was...

COLUMN: How to solve the squatter problem
COLUMN: How to solve the squatter problem

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The Gazette Editorial Board recently highlighted the problem of squatters illegally occupying someone else's home and the difficulty owners have in...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Question: Do Senate Republicans need new leadership?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Question: Do Senate Republicans need new leadership?

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Jake Viano The short answer: No! Now before you jump up and start screaming "hypocrite," I'd like to explain. As you may have read two months...

 POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Tancredo right choice for state's GOP in 2018?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Tancredo right choice for state's GOP in 2018?

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 14, 2017

There's one thing nobody can deny about Tom Tancredo. He's going to be a fighter for the little guy in Colorado. In a race filled with family names,...

GUEST COLUMN: Pilot's uncertain fate echoes in family's memory

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

By Peter G. Chronis Guest opinion - Around Veterans Day, classic war movies began turning up on television - "The Great Escape" aired in October....

COLUMN: Some heroic veterans have four legs
COLUMN: Some heroic veterans have four legs

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 11, 2017

While Veterans Day typically conjures up images of gray hair, cemeteries, and the flag flying through fall leaves, maybe our minds should make room for...

COLUMN: Veterans Day is about creating community
COLUMN: Veterans Day is about creating community

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 10, 2017

In 370BC a Greek Army ventured into Mesopotamia, lured into supporting a claimant to the throne by the promise of money and booty. How the Greeks...

COLUMN: Armed citizens are careful with their weapons
COLUMN: Armed citizens are careful with their weapons

By: - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Truck driver Darlene Jackson was shopping in the toy section of the Thornton Walmart where Scott Ostrem is alleged to have murdered three people on...

COLUMN: Remembering Latino heroes who fought bravely for a country they loved
COLUMN: Remembering Latino heroes who fought bravely for a country they loved

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

The ethnic group who won the largest number of Medals of Honor per capita in World War II was the Mexican/Chicano group. This trend continued in...

The conflict between entitlements and rights
The conflict between entitlements and rights

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 7, 2017

I recently read about a bill being introduced to Congress by Diane DeGette, D-Colo. The bill in part read, "Every woman has a right to affordable...

GUEST COLUMN: America's great public lands deserve protection
GUEST COLUMN: America's great public lands deserve protection

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 4, 2017

From 2001 to 2005, I served as a Scout Sniper in the Army Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division - initially as a peacekeeper in Kosovo and later for a...

COLUMN: Manitou race proves politics can be decent
COLUMN: Manitou race proves politics can be decent

By: - 0 Fri, Nov 3, 2017

We're now repeatedly reminded that Americans are intensely divided: a recent poll found "seven in 10 Americans say the nation's political divisions are...

GUEST COLUMN: Replace complex, Atari-era tax code.
GUEST COLUMN: Replace complex, Atari-era tax code.

By: - 0 Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Money spent on lobbying is hitting record numbers in the nation's capital. The wealthiest counties in America surround the District of Columbia. New...

COLUMN: Give the death tax the death penalty
COLUMN: Give the death tax the death penalty

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Chris Gates, former Colorado Democratic Party Chairman went on the stump for the estate tax that President Trump has proposed to eliminate. In a guest...

RTD's public transit fantasy is falling apart
RTD's public transit fantasy is falling apart

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 29, 2017

The board of directors for the Denver Metro Regional Transportation District just cut the number of trains on the "underperforming" R and W light rail...

GUEST COLUMN: Booming tourism has its own challenges

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 28, 2017

By Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps Guest Opinion - The phrase "the world is flat" is now part of today's lexicon. In an interview given more than a...

Tax reform should grow economy, help middle class
Tax reform should grow economy, help middle class

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 27, 2017

No one in their right mind chooses complexity over simplicity. Taxpayers deserve a simple tax code and a simple way to file taxes each year, instead of...

GUEST COLUMN: Profit has no place in the criminal justice system
GUEST COLUMN: Profit has no place in the criminal justice system

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Private companies are profiting off the imprisonment of almost four thousand Coloradans. While 14,000 inmates are currently being held at Colorado...

DeVos turning back clock on sexual assault
DeVos turning back clock on sexual assault

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 25, 2017

The University of Colorado has developed a robust process for investigations of allegations of student misconduct, including sexual misconduct, in an...

COLUMN: A previously hidden voters bloc
COLUMN: A previously hidden voters bloc

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 25, 2017

#MeToo If you are a user of social media, likely you have seen this hashtag on Facebook. If you do not use social media, I'd like to give you some...

COLUMN: Unique coalition working to create a community free of discrimination
COLUMN: Unique coalition working to create a community free of discrimination

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 24, 2017

As far as we know, the nonpartisan Colorado Springs Black/Latino Leadership Coalition is the only group in the country whose main purpose is to enhance...

COLUMN: Colorado Springs can lead in the fight against obesity
COLUMN: Colorado Springs can lead in the fight against obesity

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 23, 2017

America's got a bigness problem. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual study on obesity. The numbers were...

GUEST COLUMN: Not re-certifying Iran Deal is was wrong decision
GUEST COLUMN: Not re-certifying Iran Deal is was wrong decision

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 23, 2017

By not certifying Iranian compliance with the Iran deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), President Donald Trump has imperiled...

GUEST COLUMN: ANWR Oil: An economically obsolete pipe dream
GUEST COLUMN: ANWR Oil: An economically obsolete pipe dream

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Ben van Buerden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, recently said his firm is preparing for a world of "lower forever" oil prices. Why would the head of the...

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