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The Gazette Editorial Board
Ryan McKibben, Chairman
Christian Anschutz, Vice Chairman
Dan Steever, Publisher
Wayne Laugesen, Editorial Page Editor
Pula Davis, Systems Editor

Wed, Aug 20, 2014 - 3:53 PM 0

Anti-energy activists cause more problems than they solve

When Americans transition from fossil fuels, anti-energy activists will confront something new:...

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  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado Springs gets high marks in business friendliness

    Colorado Springs is known for many things - the natural beauty of the nearby mountains and the pleasant atmosphere of downtown have made it the number one city in America across many different surveys. But another superlative now can be added to that list: Colorado Springs has been named the most friendly city in America for small businesses....

  • EDITORIAL: Community Health Centers vital to care, services across state

    For the past 49 years, Colorado's Community Health Centers have provided a backbone of health services across our state. With a commitment to prevention and quality, Colorado CHCs are the health care home for one in eight Coloradans. But a projected 
70 percent cut in federal grant funding, a loss of at least $50 million to Colorado Community...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Governor seems beholden to Washington operatives

    Last year, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a geologist by trade, famously took a swig of fracking fluid to reassure the public that natural gas production is safe. His recent political maneuvering on hydraulic fracturing initiatives, wavering on the Keystone XL pipeline and his support for costly renewable energy mandates has some asking if he's more...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Declining highway fatalities not a gauge of pot's impact

    In the Washington Post ("Since Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Highway Fatalities at Near-Historic Lows" Aug. 5), Radley Balko looks at preliminary data from Colorado since 2001 and draws two conclusions: Traffic fatalities for the months from January to July of 2014 fall below "historic highs" for those months counted since 2001; and...

  • GUEST COLUMN: State's millennials can't 'opt out' of the future

    As a member of the "millennial" generation living, working and starting a family in Colorado, I care about our state's health. Good health is valuable to each of us personally, and the health of our population is essential to Colorado's strength and resiliency. Everyone should have equal opportunity to be healthy. For the last eight years,...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Quality child care at a price parents can afford

    With all the recent talk about ways to attract young families and good jobs to Colorado Springs, I have often wondered why there has not been a serious effort by local leaders to address work/family issues, including the availability of quality child care at a price parents can afford to pay. A top quality early childhood system would make...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Health care wrestling with Obamacare's red tape, regulations

    I can't judge the Affordable Care Act by the headlines - they change on a daily basis. But I can judge it from my perspective as a Colorado doctor. That diagnosis isn't good: At my practice, I've found that the ACA disrupts the doctor-patient relationship by drowning us both in paperwork. In less than three years, Obamacare has created more...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A total lack of public safety policy insight

    Michael Merrifield's recent guest editorial in The Gazette was incredibly disappointing to read. While I applaud his recognition that Michael Bloomberg's "No Roads" comment about Colorado Springs was "tasteless", Merrifield's lack of understanding of the underlying issue and his willingness to buy into Bloomberg's vision for gun control in...