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GUEST COLUMN: Raising the minimum wage in Colorado will hurt, not help
GUEST COLUMN: Raising the minimum wage in Colorado will hurt, not help

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Proponents of Amendment 70 are compelled to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 hour, claiming it will help those struggling to make ends...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado has ignored Black Republicans
GUEST COLUMN: Colorado has ignored Black Republicans

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Right now, something historic is happening in Colorado - the rise of conservative black Republicans. Yet few other than those carefully paying...

GUEST COLUMN: Politically homeless in Colorado: Trump could be 'final straw' for moderate Republicans
GUEST COLUMN: Politically homeless in Colorado: Trump could be 'final straw' for moderate Republicans

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Donald Trump's boisterous and confrontational campaign for president may be the final straw that drives Colorado's few remaining moderate Republicans...

GUEST COLUMN: How to fix D.C.'s budget dysfunction
GUEST COLUMN: How to fix D.C.'s budget dysfunction

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Another year, another looming government shutdown fight.

That's the predicament Colorado's nine-member congressional delegation has put us in....

GUEST COLUMN: A great State Fair event
GUEST COLUMN: A great State Fair event

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Pikes Peak Posse will again ride to the Colorado State Fair on Aug. 30.

El Paso County Commissioners and many other elected officials...

Why the fuss about restoring primary?
Why the fuss about restoring primary?

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

In the 2016 session of the General Assembly, a bill to restore Colorado's presidential primary was introduced in the House in late April with broad...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado should repeal the death penalty

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The Denver Post reported on July 25 a growing dissatisfaction with the death penalty appeals process - leading Jeanne Adkins, a former state...

GUEST COLUMN: Figuring out what is going on
GUEST COLUMN: Figuring out what is going on

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Patriotism should be above politics, but Democrats and Republics have exploited Gold Star families for political purposes.

It was the...

A few factors can make big difference in academic achievement
A few factors can make big difference in academic achievement

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

As we come to the end of another summer and children have returned to school, I wanted to highlight research on a few factors (there are many others)...

GUEST COLUMN: The importance of preserving public lands
GUEST COLUMN: The importance of preserving public lands

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

In just a few days, I will compete for the United States in the pentathlon event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. As a professional athlete who...

GUEST COLUMN: $15 minimum wage would cost 7 million jobs
GUEST COLUMN: $15 minimum wage would cost 7 million jobs

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 8, 2016

Setting the minimum wage at $15 an hour - unimaginable not that long ago - suddenly seems in vogue. The trend, however, isn't cause for worker...

LETTERS: Look at the rest of the story; exceptional example of a
LETTERS: Look at the rest of the story; exceptional example of a "better angel"

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 7, 2016

Look at the rest of the story

I am a Gold Star mother who has experienced an emotional week since the Kahn family chose to enter the political...

GUEST COLUMN: Millennials deserve better than Social Security
GUEST COLUMN: Millennials deserve better than Social Security

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 4, 2016

For the 27.8 percent of Colorado's population who are millennials, politics probably looks pretty bleak this year. No wonder: Both parties are...

GUEST COLUMN: Energy independence is not a pipe-dream

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 1, 2016

Energy policy is a stark determinant of national security and economic security. Our nation is the single-largest consumer of energy on the planet,...

The cost of fixing climate changeClimate change not as scary as cost to stop it
The cost of fixing climate changeClimate change not as scary as cost to stop it

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 1, 2016

The best answer to most of the claims by climate activists and their political allies is simply: so what?

"Climate change is real," they say....

GUEST COLUMN: Fighting for a brighter future for America
GUEST COLUMN: Fighting for a brighter future for America

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 30, 2016

We have reached a dangerous point in America.

Americans have always believed that a brighter future was right over the horizon - and for most...

EDITORIAL: Court says do the right thing and treat Hepatitis C
EDITORIAL: Court says do the right thing and treat Hepatitis C

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 25, 2016

A new federal ruling could be a game changer for hepatitis C patients, if Medicaid officials read it and do the right thing.

Amazing new drugs...

GUEST COLUMN: 5 ways you can experience Rio 2016 right here in Olympic City USA
GUEST COLUMN: 5 ways you can experience Rio 2016 right here in Olympic City USA

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 22, 2016

As chief communications officer for the city of Colorado Springs, I appreciated the letter to the editor on Monday, July 18, recognizing the...

FAGIN:
FAGIN: "Fairness" and "economic justice" sound good in theory

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Kevin Durant, one of the world's finest basketball players, has signed with the Golden State Warriors. He'll get $54 million over two years. Already...

GUEST COLUMN: The positive impact of buying American
GUEST COLUMN: The positive impact of buying American

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Recently, I read a slogan that got my attention. It said: "We're willing to die for our country, but are we willing to buy for it?"

This idea...

GUEST COLUMN: Supporting franchise business model supports job growth

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 17, 2016

A central issue shaking up this election has been declining opportunity. Not only is the middle class stretched beyond its ability to cope, the most...

GUEST COLUMN: Higher minimum wages bad for business, the economy, and for low-skilled workers
GUEST COLUMN: Higher minimum wages bad for business, the economy, and for low-skilled workers

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Tracy Ducharme's recent op-ed piece, "Small business owner makes the case for higher minimum wage," attempts to refute The Gazette editorial against...

City Council will continue to examine Utilities governance
City Council will continue to examine Utilities governance

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The headlines read that Colorado Spring City Council punted and stayed with the status quo on the governance of Colorado Springs Utilities. The...

Colorado Springs is not one of the 'rudest' cities
Colorado Springs is not one of the 'rudest' cities

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Travel + Leisure recently published a list of the "rudest" cities in the country. Imagine my complete and utter surprise finding out that Colorado...

GUEST COLUMN: Don't buy the ColoradoCare single payer snake oil
GUEST COLUMN: Don't buy the ColoradoCare single payer snake oil

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The good people of Colorado must be smoking something these days.

That's the only explanation for the decision by 156,000 of the state's more...

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