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GUEST COLUMN: Offering compassion to those facing pregnancy decisions
By: - 0 Fri, Jan 19, 2018

For 45 years, tens of thousands have gathered in the nation's capital around the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision to...

GUEST COLUMN: Consequences of an inability to have constructive political dialog
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 17, 2018

The start of a new year - a time to reflect back on past decisions and actions and make resolutions to do better in the new year. After a month of...

COLUMN: Giving blood contributes to community
By: - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Two seconds. One.two. Every second, second.

That's how often blood is needed each day in the United States, according to the American Red...

GUEST COLUMN: Where is America, 50 years after MLK's assassination?
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Today, across America, communities will celebrate the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with marches, rallies and other programs. If Dr....

COLUMN: We must not forget King's iconic 'Dream' speech
By: - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Around this time of the year, most of us will at least have a passing thought of the Rev. Martin Luther King. Dr. King's legacy includes books,...

COLUMN: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death in Vietnam
By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

"I knew they would kill him, I knew they would try to stop him - and they did!" Sgt. Holden, our assistant platoon sergeant, held the tiny...

Bikes-in-wilderness bill advances on falsehoods
By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

By Kevin Proescholdt

Guest opinion


On Dec. 13, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed HR 1349 [i], the Mountain Bikes...

GUEST COLUMN: I-25 Express Lanes concerns and considerations
By: - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Relief from crashes and long delays may be ahead for the 18-mile "Gap" section of Interstate 25 from Monument to Castle Rock.

At the urging of...

COLUMN: Another battle brewing over parks in Colorado Springs?
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The proposal to build a sports and event center in Antlers Park behind the Antlers Hotel opens old wounds for neighborhood advocates and park lovers...

FAGIN: Guns don't kill people, neither do drugs
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 11, 2018

What is it about politics that makes us focus on things instead of people? It makes for neat elections, but sloppy thinking. Seductive sound bites,...

GUEST COLUMN: Skeptics have reasons to question man-made warming
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Many people are actively worried about global warming. And it frustrates them that skeptics and "deniers" refuse to acknowledge the "science" of such...

COLUMN: A sad story of broken public trust
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Hopefully, you have heard about the reopening of the Salvation Army's homeless warming shelter here in Colorado Springs.

This is a...

Column: In 2018, let's throw out the surface labels in the Pikes Peak region
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

I don't always do it. But I scrolled through the comments in response to a recent opinion column of mine on the giant blue frame in the Garden of the...

GUEST COLUMN: Gridlock not an option for Colorado's general assembly
By: - 0 Sat, Jan 6, 2018

Understandably, most Coloradans - heck, most Americans - have a negative view of the political and legislative paralysis they see in Congress....

OPINION: Some rays of hope at a pretty pessimistic time
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 3, 2018

It's the beginning of a new year and time to take annual stock of the past, present and future.

By almost any standard, 2017 was a tough 12...

GUEST COLUMN: The Trump Presidency: Season one recap
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 1, 2018

Like him or not, most Americans agree: President Donald Trump is a showman. He grabs our attention and keeps us tuned in to see what happens...

GUEST COLUMN: Tax reform bill is a win for most Americans
By: - 0 Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Republicans in Congress, before their Christmas recess, provided much-needed tax relief to the American people.

Unfortunately, some on the...

COLUMN: Cure for post election stress disorder is to disconnect
By: - 0 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Some of my most interesting column ideas come from social media. I recently received this question and would like to share it with you.


GUEST COLUMN: Tax bill is a gift to all Americans
By: - 0 Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Congressional Republicans have passed significant, across-the-board tax cuts that will benefit all Americans.

The tax bill will reduce...

GUEST COLUMN: Walker Stapleton wrong about pensions
By: - 0 Wed, Dec 27, 2017

On Dec. 13, The Gazette editorial board wrote an article entitled, "Walker Stapleton fights to save PERA in Colorado." This couldn't be further from...

Long-needed tax reform will end nation's sluggish economic growth
By: - 0 Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The public discussion of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is obsessed with a narrow view of short-term winners and losers. It is based on greed, envy, and...

GUEST OPINION: Big blue frame reaction is misguided anger
By: - 0 Wed, Dec 27, 2017

It's been almost a week since the 12-foot-tall blue frame appeared at High Point in the Garden of the Gods, and the sounds of fury have been...

COLUMN: Sharing memories of a south Texas holiday
By: - 0 Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Growing up in south Texas in the '50s we used to get Christmas presents on three days. First there was the feast of Saint Nicholas on Dec. 6....

Tax legislation will have mixed results for most
By: - 0 Fri, Dec 22, 2017

It's the week before Christmas and all through the House and Senate lawmakers are scrambling to reconcile tax legislation that they hope the...

Hard conversations let us listen and connect
By: - 0 Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Can I tell you a story?

Once upon a time..Hmm, that won't work. This is no fairytale.

Back in mid-September I was driving in downtown...

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