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EDITORIAL: Religious liberty in the crosshairs

Sun, Aug 23, 2015 - 3:30 PM 0

The death or survival of religious liberty as we know it may be decided in this second decade of the 21st century. In this era, religious...


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EDITORIAL: Privatize mine cleanups

Wed, Aug 19, 2015 - 9:31 AM 0

For U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, timing has never been better to privatize some of the environmental cleanup the EPA has planned for old metal...


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GUEST COLUMN: Coal companies should pay their fair share
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

It's no secret that our mountain communities are being hit hard by climate change: we're facing drier winters, decreased snowpack and more severe...

GUEST COLUMN: Improve notice procedures in times of emergency
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Unless you live on a mountaintop, we all live downstream. And we all need timely notice of dangerous spills and emergencies.

The Aug. 5 release...

GUEST COLUMN: Clock is ticking on solving teachers' dissatisfaction
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

It's the onset of fall and that means, as it does every year, that school is about to start. This is a process we take for granted.

Because...

GUEST COLUMN: Religion's not a bad word
By: - 0 Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Florence High School students have gone back to school this week with a big taboo permeating the campus from the recent lawsuit by Jewish teacher...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado should not comply with the EPA's Clean Power Plan
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

On Aug. 3, President Barack Obama laid out the final version of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. In the wake of the EPA's role...

FAGIN: Pikes Peak Ascent slacker reveals all
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Last weekend saw the 60th running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, a great community event that attracts people from all over the...

GUEST COLUMN: Five year plan to address infrastructure and city's budget
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

The issue of increasing the taxes of our community is one I approach with trepidation. Over my years in government, I have consistently held that...

GUEST COLUMN: The curiousness of school calendar creep
By: - 0 Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Growing up on the South Shore of Long Island, I looked forward to school summer vacation more than my birthday and every holiday combined. It arrived...

EDITORIAL: Climate, politics and the economy
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 16, 2015

The "climate change" - or "global warming" - debate has been enlivened by recent events.

On the one hand the leader of the Catholic Church,...

FAGIN: Springs should end Comcast's exclusive deal
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Who said cable companies deserve monopoly privileges in Colorado Springs? Oops, we did, 15 years ago. It's been a fun run for Comcast, and they've...

Q&A: Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 9, 2015

Dr. Nora Volkow represents a lot of inconvenient truths about marijuana that just don't square with industry claims and popular opinion that the drug...

GUEST COLUMN: The moral case for energy independence
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 9, 2015

Amid the controversy about drilling, fracking, jobs and the environment, it is easy to forget the larger context within which these issues belong....

GUEST COLUMN: On abortion Colorado is the wild, wild west
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 9, 2015

When it comes to abortion, Colorado is still very much the wild, wild West.

As videos recently released by the Center for Medical Progress make...

GUEST COLUMN: Methadone dispensary should have been reviewed
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

As citizens who have been involved in the governance of the town of Monument in the past, we take exception with many of the statements made in the...

GUEST COLUMN: How conservatives should frame Planned Parenthood discussion
By: - 0 Sun, Aug 2, 2015

It's difficult to write a meaningful expose on social issues; they are often filled with emotion and at best delicate to express in a way that...

GUEST COLUMN: Legal marijuana and youth: New evidence
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Reducing young people's access to marijuana was one rationale offered by the movement to legalize and regulate the drug. Therefore, a crucial...

GUEST COLUMN: Fear cannot move us forward
By: - 0 Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Over my 16 years of ministry as a Christian pastor, I have always believed that committed couples deserve to share in the joy of marriage -...

FAGIN: Ukraine's "Bloodlands" harbor horrible legacy
By: - 0 Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Damn them. Damn them all.

Perched 30 feet up a Ukrainian cherry tree on an idyllic summer day, I can see the Dnepr river off in the distance....

GUEST COLUMN: Why Colorado won't miss the Export-Import Bank
By: - 0 Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Has Colorado's economy suffered since July 1? It was supposed to.

At least, that's what lobbyists in Washington predicted would happen after...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado Springs is writing a new story
By: - 0 Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Last month, I spent time in Colorado Springs, and while there I heard a story of renewal about the community that's worth following. It's about a...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado leaders should reject the Californication of their power grid
By: - 0 Fri, Jul 17, 2015

The idea of Colorado doing things "the California way" doesn't make much sense. Unfortunately, Coloradans may not have a choice if the Obama...

Disasters hinder rather than boost economies
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 15, 2015

The Gazette has run a number of stories regarding the purportedly positive impact of disasters, such as the Waldo Canyon fire, on the Colorado...

GUEST COLUMN: Marriage should be a covenant between one man and one woman
By: - 0 Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Regardless of how one feels about gay marriage, the recent action by the Supreme Court should alarm every single, free American. Whether Christian,...

GUEST COLUMN: Trauma can be healed
By: - 0 Wed, Jul 8, 2015

Trauma is defined as an unpleasant or difficult experience that can cause emotional and/or mental difficulties (Merriam-Webster, 2015). This is a...

GUEST COLUMN: Incline can't survive current misuse
By: - 0 Tue, Jul 7, 2015

I appreciated the recent Gazette article about the dangers of the Incline, but individuals hurting themselves should not concern our community near...

COLUMN: Legacy Loop is good idea for downtown Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Colorado Springs ranked first in Gallup-Healthways' Lowest Obesity Rates. Gallup-Healthways determine obesity rates using self-reported height and...

Greater sage-grouse plan balances interests
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 29, 2015

You hear a lot about balance here in Colorado. Our elected officials know they need to strike a balance between oil and gas development and...

President dropped the ball in war on drugs
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 25, 2015

When he assumed office in 2009, President Barack Obama inherited a drug policy success of unprecedented dimensions. Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine,...

FAGIN: Encyclical ignores too much of what we now know
By: - 0 Thu, Jun 25, 2015

"Laudato Si" is an 80-page encyclical from Pope Francis, released officially this week. It focuses on the environment, climate change, economic...

GUEST COLUMN: Magna Carta anniversary marks freedom's birthday
By: - 0 Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Tradition accepts June 15, 1215, as the start of limited government in Anglo-American law. The Magna Carta ("great charter') was signed under duress...