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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...

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

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 20, 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...

COLUMN: Protect the right to peacefully discriminate
COLUMN: Protect the right to peacefully discriminate

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Some incidental impacts on religious belief such as paying income tax are permissible. But when the law forces people to relinquish their religious...

COLUMN: Current political dialog is dangerously toxic
COLUMN: Current political dialog is dangerously toxic

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

I feel like in politics, we will fight about anything. Seriously. We are fighting about what shoes the first lady wore to Houston. No matter what the...

COLUMN: A season recognizing the blending of life, death
COLUMN: A season recognizing the blending of life, death

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The season of death and dying is here. Autumn brings the end of the year, the end of living things, the end of growth in the cold of winter. Oct. 31,...

COLUMN: Grateful for those in public safety and service
COLUMN: Grateful for those in public safety and service

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

While wearing my military uniform, I often hear a distant, direct, "thank you for your service." It's always appreciated, but, during a painfully long...

GUEST COLUMN: The Myth of Amateurism
GUEST COLUMN: The Myth of Amateurism

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The NCAA announced the formation of a commission "to study the inner workings of college basketball in response to a federal investigation into bribery...

GUEST COLUMN: The importance of Hispanic Heritage Month
GUEST COLUMN: The importance of Hispanic Heritage Month

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

As Americans around the country celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, the Republican Party understands the importance of engaging with our Hispanic...

Question: Does the NRA have too much influence?
Question: Does the NRA have too much influence?

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Nathan Fisk Perhaps the most objective metric for influence in Washington, D.C., is how much an organization spends. In 2016, the National Rifle...

Improved code would help home and business owners save money

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Jim Riggins Guest opinion - El Paso County has the opportunity to save home and business owners substantial sums of money, and pour millions of...

COLUMN: Harden the targets to secure school safety
COLUMN: Harden the targets to secure school safety

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Two teenage middle-school students from Sabin Middle School in District 11 have been arrested for allegedly planning an armed attack on the school...

CIRULI: Is the DACA deal dead?

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 11, 2017

On Sept. 13, President Trump met with the minority leaders of their respective houses, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, over a meal of Chinese food....

GUEST COLUMN: Republican tax cut plan can revive small business economy
GUEST COLUMN: Republican tax cut plan can revive small business economy

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 11, 2017

This week, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt proposed repealing the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, a 2015 rule to...

COLUMN: Remembering an early local Civil Rights leader
COLUMN: Remembering an early local Civil Rights leader

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Ever had insomnia? It's awful. You wake up in the middle of the night and toss and turn. If you're like me you get up and try to do something. So there...

GUEST COLUMN: Observatory on top of Pikes Peak will enrich visitors' experience
GUEST COLUMN: Observatory on top of Pikes Peak will enrich visitors' experience

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Robert J. Sallee Guest opinion - Thank you for alerting Gazette readers to Pikes Peak Observatory's request for a permit to establish a...

GUEST COLUMN: Rights for a river? An effort to undermine democracy
GUEST COLUMN: Rights for a river? An effort to undermine democracy

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 8, 2017

An environmental organization is asking a court to grant a river status as a "person" with the rights of personhood, thereby launching an attack on...

COLUMN: 90 years of a life well lived and some wisdom
COLUMN: 90 years of a life well lived and some wisdom

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 8, 2017

My grandmother-in-law turns 90 this weekend, so I called and announced myself with a self-deprecating ice breaker: "It's your good-for-nothing...

GUEST COLUMN: Time is right for changes in Colorado regulation
GUEST COLUMN: Time is right for changes in Colorado regulation

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 6, 2017

Sometimes the most important government actions are highly technical, and therefore easy to miss. For example, this month a small, little-known state...

COLUMN: Recognizing Latinos' contributions to America
COLUMN: Recognizing Latinos' contributions to America

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

We are in the middle of an important event. Every year we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, reminding everyone of the...

COLUMN: North Korea is a dangerous threat
COLUMN: North Korea is a dangerous threat

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 4, 2017

A recent Gazette story on the risk of North Korean nuclear weapons included the opinions of a retired Air Force general who minimized the threat,...

COLUMN: Troubling mixture of social and political discord
COLUMN: Troubling mixture of social and political discord

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 3, 2017

America is suffering through a paroxysm of social and political discord unlike anything seen since the Vietnam War protests. Ideological polarization...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Would Governor John Hickenlooper make a good president?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Would Governor John Hickenlooper make a good president?

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Paul Rosenthal What's helping Americans get through the dark times of the Trump-Pence administration is the hope that we will have a new president in...

GUEST COLUMN: A plan to unleash prosperity, growth and optimism

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

Congress' lack of success in passing a bill to address skyrocketing health care costs has left their approval rating floundering in the teens. Polls...

GUEST COLUMN: Removing barriers to mental health care access
GUEST COLUMN: Removing barriers to mental health care access

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 1, 2017

What stops Coloradans from getting the mental health care they need? You can learn a lot by asking them. That's one of the things we've been doing...

COLUMN: We're fighting the wrong battles over the wrong issues
COLUMN: We're fighting the wrong battles over the wrong issues

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 30, 2017

We are having a national conversation about the NFL protesters. And what a conversation it is! Some folks are for the protests, others are against...

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