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GUEST COLUMN: Sexual assault victims receive a life sentence
By: - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month - suggesting we should all be more aware of sexual assault. Not a bad idea in concept, but rape is hardly a...

GUEST COLUMN: An assault weapons ban would make a difference
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Gun advocates should quit saying that restoring the assault weapons ban would mean nothing. All 15 mass killings of 10 or more since Columbine (April...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado must make child care more affordable
By: - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

At the heart of economic growth is worker productivity. The ability for women to educate themselves led to the addition of women into the formal...

GUEST COLUMN: Mike Pompeo should not be confirmed
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

During the hearing for his nomination as Secretary of State on April 12, CIA Director Mike Pompeo shouted, argued, and condescended. In turns denying...

Developing local solutions to help low-income workers succeed
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

For some, the U.S. economy is humming along: unemployment is at its lowest level since before the Great Recession, wages are improving, and the...

GUEST COLUMN: Time to stop scarring our mountain backdrop in Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

After reading The Gazette editorial supporting the Transit Mix proposal to create another huge mining scar on our mountain backdrop at Hitch Rack...

CU's decade of change and accomplishments
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

I've seen a lot of change in my decade as president of the University of Colorado. It's essentially the same place where I earned my degree in 1964,...

GUEST COLUMN: Possible solar storms are a major threat
By: - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

As Colorado Springs next week prepares to host the premier global meeting of the space industry with such featured speakers as Vice President Michael...

GUEST COLUMN: Proposed bill could cost Colorado millions
By: - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

There have been several misguided attempts by state and local governments to supersede the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Dec. 14, 2017...

COLUMN: Fighting political extremism
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

I saw the most intriguing thing on television recently. I must admit, I don't enjoy television news right now. So few news hosts just report the news...

GUEST COLUMN: What's the recipe for a worthwhile thriving city?
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

What makes a city like Colorado Springs a desirable place to live? What is the recipe for a healthy and thriving community here? Thinking about these...

GUEST COLUMN: Pay-to-play not the right step for the Incline
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

The Pikes Peak region has a park that is world renowned, is responsible for over $800,000 in free publicity, and is one heck of a workout. Yes, its...

GUEST COLUMN: King's agenda still echoes 50 years after his death
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 4, 2018

During Dr. Martin Luther King's speech at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Convention in 1967, he asked, "Where Do We go from Here?"...

Observance of Holy Week is more than a religious experience
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Holy Week is finished for now. I am faithful in the observance but for me it is always a time of tension. I'm glad when it's over and I can relax....

GUEST COLUMN: Pikes Peak Library District offers community multiple services
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 2, 2018

A recent Gazette editorial posed the question, "What are modern libraries worth?" The value of libraries lies in the resources, expertise, and...

GUEST COLUMN: A four-lane strategy in the I-25 Gap project is still a possibility
By: - 0 Mon, Apr 2, 2018

Politics is sometimes called the art of the possible. Twice in recent months, the I-25 Gap Project has been the beneficiary of that potential. With...

GUEST COLUMN: A day that forever transformed the world
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 1, 2018

Easter is the one holiday that celebrates a single event that transformed the world forever. There are many religions with different founders and...

Finding common ground on mental health, substance abuse
By: - 0 Sun, Apr 1, 2018

DENVER - Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving...

GUEST COLUMN: A classic struggle between decency and indecency
By: - 0 Fri, Mar 30, 2018

The Jewish holiday of Passover begins today, March 30 at sundown. It celebrates the Hebrews' escape from Egyptian slavery to freedom 3,250 years ago....

COLUMN: Congressional Democrats: Your body, our choice
By: - 0 Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Democrats are the pro-choice party. Unless you're dying. Then your body belongs to them.

We know this because on March 13, a "Right to Try"...

COLUMN: Use existing law in gun control debate
By: - 0 Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Today our subject is the gun control debate.

Some gun control advocates say that the Second Amendment has been misinterpreted when applied to...

GUEST COLUMN: Tenure shouldn't protect poor performers
By: - 0 Mon, Mar 26, 2018

The recent decision by the Colorado Supreme Court refusing to recognize public school tenure will spark outrage in some quarters. But it is...

GUEST COLUMN: AMR proud of its record while serving Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Fri, Mar 23, 2018

The Gazette article "Complaints over ambulance lateness" (March 19) presented some facts regarding American Medical Response's response times to...

GUEST COLUMN: UCCS event teaches students how to think critically
By: - 0 Thu, Mar 22, 2018

President Donald Trump's recent move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is just his latest policy decision that has disrupted the...

GUEST COLUMN: The liberal press just doesn't get it
By: - 0 Wed, Mar 21, 2018

I'm finding it difficult to understand what it is that some in the press are having trouble comprehending.

After countless speeches and more...

The Gazette Editorial Board

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