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  • FAGIN: Gov. Christie doesn't get Colorado

    Gov. Chris Christie, what are you smoking? Apparently, you believe that because Colorado has legalized pot, New Jersey is a better place to live. Are you on drugs? Just this week, you said: "For the people who are enamored with (legalizing marijuana), go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city...

  • GUEST COLUMN: SB175 was based on sound policy to protect individual rights

    The extremism and unsubstantiated assertions contained in The Gazette's editorial concerning Senate Bill 175, "The Reproductive Health Freedom Act," necessitates a more reasoned response. "The Reproductive Health Freedom Act" guarantees every individual the fundamental right of privacy and freedom to make their own decisions about...

  • GUEST COLUMN: City needs an academic study of its history

    We savvy Colorado Springs folk know the less-than-hidden secrets of our city: abundant parks and trails, stunning natural beauty, thriving local arts and culture, quaint small businesses rich with character, affordable cost of living and comparatively low costs to starting a business. These tangible and intangible assets aside, this community...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Creating a more compassionate, response to those who live with mental illness

    By Carol Scott and Lori Jarvis-Steinwert Guest columnists - We read with interest the recent article (Sunday, April 6) by Gazette Editor Joe Hight on the imperative for civility in our online and face-to-face public conversations on issues of importance to our community and state. We couldn't agree more. We're pleased to report that two...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Academy should allow many ideas to flourish

    It was reported recently in The Gazette that once again in the face of pressure to do something, Rep. Doug Lamborn wrote another letter. This time it was to the Secretary of the Air Force "urging revision of Air Force regulations to permit more expression of service members' beliefs in the workplace," according to The Gazette. What caused...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Be aware of stigma that surrounds mental illness

    Stigma. What is the stigma of mental health? When we think of someone seeking mental health treatment, we think of him or her as weak, incompetent or even crazy. Why? Is it because someone needs help processing his or her thoughts or needs medication? What do you do when you are upset with a situation in life? You talk to a friend or a...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado Springs should become the Silicon Valley of inventions

    The Gazette's special section on economic development detailed many good initiatives - all aimed at doing more of the same while hoping for a different result. Don't get me wrong; we have very good people working very hard with the best of intentions. I'm writing to suggest it's time we add something a bit different. Like so many other cities,...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Protecting sex assault victims in the military

    In the coming weeks and months, Congress will begin debating this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It's a comprehensive piece of legislation that authorizes military and defense programs for the coming year and has passed every year for the past 52 years. Without this legislation, our troops would lose combat pay, and...

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