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GUEST COLUMN: Investing in early childhood development crucial
GUEST COLUMN: Investing in early childhood development crucial

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 23, 2017

There's good reason that the first few years of a child's life are referred to as the "magic years." During this time, more than 1 million neural...

COLUMN: President should launch the GlobalSuperTanker
COLUMN: President should launch the GlobalSuperTanker

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 22, 2017

We now know why the 747 firefighting jet is just sitting on the tarmac at the Colorado Springs Airport. Some federal government bureaucrat has...

Hickenlooper orders Colorado to start using less electricity
Hickenlooper orders Colorado to start using less electricity

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 21, 2017

When the U.S. withdrew from the Paris accord, Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed that climate change is "the single most pressing issue facing...

COLUMN: Drug dogs dealt a devastating blow
COLUMN: Drug dogs dealt a devastating blow

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 20, 2017

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling in a traffic-stop case from Craig, that puts a muzzle on the use of drug-sniffing police dogs...

GUEST COLUMN: So-called renewable energy wastes scarce resources
GUEST COLUMN: So-called renewable energy wastes scarce resources

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

A recent Gazette headline and story, "Renewable energy lab forges ahead" (July 10), contains much false information. If this information is believed...

GUEST COLUMN: Best strategy against North Korea: Boosting missile defense
GUEST COLUMN: Best strategy against North Korea: Boosting missile defense

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

There is wide and bipartisan agreement that North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs pose a grave threat to the United States and our allies....

GUEST COLUMN: Observations from the Pacific Rim
GUEST COLUMN: Observations from the Pacific Rim

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to join a bipartisan congressional delegation on a fact-finding mission to various nations circling the Pacific Rim. We...

COLUMN: Policing isn't all about strength
COLUMN: Policing isn't all about strength

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Twelve female police officers of the Colorado Springs Police Department have won an important victory in their federal civil rights case claiming...

GUEST COLUMN: The precarious future of Colorado's public higher education
GUEST COLUMN: The precarious future of Colorado's public higher education

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

July 2 marked the 155th anniversary of the birth of American public higher education, when Abraham Lincoln signed into law the 1862 Morrill Land Grant...

GUEST OPINION: Why is civil asset forfeiture controversial?
GUEST OPINION: Why is civil asset forfeiture controversial?

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Through civil asset forfeiture, the police are allowed to seize property that they suspect is connected to criminal activity, or that represents the...

The troubling beat at  colleges, universities
The troubling beat at colleges, universities

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

. and the beat goes on. In a survey of 10 four-year college and university presidents from across America, all but one is certain that new students...

GUEST COLUMN: Time to ban downhill traffic on the Incline
GUEST COLUMN: Time to ban downhill traffic on the Incline

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The Manitou Incline's rules do not prohibit downhill traffic. They should. On the Fourth of July, I ran up the Incline through a herd of holiday...

WEISER: Our absolute right to self defense
WEISER: Our absolute right to self defense

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 6, 2017

Notorious anti-gun academic and law professor John Donohue of Stanford University has just produced another self-serving and self-fulfilling prophecy...

GUEST COLUMN: Methane rule hurts Colorado residents
GUEST COLUMN: Methane rule hurts Colorado residents

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Last month, Congress delivered a huge blow to Colorado's energy sector. In a surprise vote, the Senate failed to scrap an Obama-era rule that limits...

Courts shouldn't enter into political questions
Courts shouldn't enter into political questions

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The Supreme Court largely vindicated President Donald Trump's executive orders - temporarily suspending immigration from some specific countries this...

GUEST COLUMN: Coming together over what unites us
GUEST COLUMN: Coming together over what unites us

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 28, 2017

When it comes to public policy, we disagree on many issues. Ted is a progressive who believes the government has a greater role to play in society....

Health plan is bad medicine

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

By Andrew Romanoff Guest opinion - Let's say your state faces an opioid epidemic. And a shortage of psychiatric care. And one of the highest suicide...

GUEST COLUMN: Journalism in Russia is different but not completely compromised
GUEST COLUMN: Journalism in Russia is different but not completely compromised

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

What are the differences between journalism in the United States and Russia? To answer that, I am going to explain how media works in Russia. Each...

GUEST COLUMN: As we remember Waldo, strength, resiliency define our community
GUEST COLUMN: As we remember Waldo, strength, resiliency define our community

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

On Monday, we will remember a tragic event in the history of Colorado Springs and surrounding communities as we mark five years out from the Waldo...

GUEST COLUMN: Reducing barriers to opportunity requires leadership
GUEST COLUMN: Reducing barriers to opportunity requires leadership

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Each generation of Americans has overcome its unique set of challenges. This one is no different, which is why I am joining other business and...

GUEST COLUMN: Thinking differently about health care
GUEST COLUMN: Thinking differently about health care

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The technology innovators at Apple once urged consumers to "Think Different." It was just an advertising slogan, but resonated deeply with consumers...

Religious practices must always be subject to the existing laws
Religious practices must always be subject to the existing laws

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

In response to a series of marches across the country in opposition to Islamic religious dictates known as "sharia," Colorado Democratic Senator...

Community colleges crucial

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

By Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps Guest opinion - For all the focus on our nation's schools, community colleges get short shrift. In the debates...

COLUMN: Colorado's Legislature solves a federal problem
COLUMN: Colorado's Legislature solves a federal problem

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

There is a confluence of unfair debt collection, federalism and judicial restraint with connections to Colorado that provides an optimistic view of all...

GUEST COLUMN: Which enviros not to take seriously
GUEST COLUMN: Which enviros not to take seriously

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The bad news: President Donald Trump's pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord will cause ocean levels to rise. The good news: It will be from...

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