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GUEST COLUMN: Time to bring education back into the conversation
GUEST COLUMN: Time to bring education back into the conversation

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

It is time for a reality check.

Americans are losing confidence in higher education, its quality and its availability. According to a recent...

Empathy is essential in
bringing us all together
Empathy is essential in bringing us all together

By: - 0 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

The Gazette's Sept. 18 editorial calling for racial dialogue in Colorado Springs was on target, but it didn't go quite far enough. What is needed...

GUEST COLUMN: Mexican history can explain current events
GUEST COLUMN: Mexican history can explain current events

0 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

U.S. vacationers who enjoy Mexican beach resorts seldom see the perpetual inequality that exists between the United States and our sister republic,...

GUEST COLUMN: Utilities adapting to industry changes
GUEST COLUMN: Utilities adapting to industry changes

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Years ago, my Dad shared a piece of wisdom that stuck . he said: "Successful people anticipate change and make decisions accordingly." This can apply...

Vince Bzdek: We could use more common ground, less demonizing of each other
Vince Bzdek: We could use more common ground, less demonizing of each other

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

I recently attended a meeting of the downtown Rotary Club, where I ran into a 5-foot 3-inch buzzsaw.

"Are you the new editor of the Gazette?"...

GUEST COLUMN: ColoradoCare would increase suffering for Colorado patients
GUEST COLUMN: ColoradoCare would increase suffering for Colorado patients

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Amendment 69 will create ColoradoCare. Its supporters say that ColoradoCare will provide outstanding health for everyone for less. Premiums and...

GUEST COLUMN: Editing and approving "Blue Book" a legitimate function of lawmakers

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Legendary humorist Mark Twain once said, "A lie can travel halfway round the world before the truth puts its shoes on." In the internet age, a lie...

Funding solutions crucial for water infrastructure
Funding solutions crucial for water infrastructure

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Imagine a day without water.

Across the country today, Americans are being asked to do just that in an effort to raise awareness about the...

GUEST COLUMN: Two ballot issues could negatively impact the community

By: - 0 Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Colorado Springs Forward is a broad-based alliance of people and organizations that care deeply and are committed to the success of the Pikes Peak...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado business owners face threats this election season
GUEST COLUMN: Colorado business owners face threats this election season

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 7, 2016

For Colorado small-business owners, the Election Day matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is a sideshow. They face the more pressing...

GUEST COLUMN: More casualties in the fight for $15
GUEST COLUMN: More casualties in the fight for $15

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Wegmans grocery has "essentially" pulled out of a major planned expansion in Washington, D.C. It was reported last week that the decision factored in...

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,...

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