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EDITORIAL: Community begins to rally in favor of local entrepreneurs

Opinion Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Let's innovate, Colorado Springs. Economic development is too often seen as something that...

Public converges on Capitol, says 'no' to another bad idea

Opinion Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Coloradans have learned it the hard way: No one is safe with the Legislature in session....

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  • 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...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The real problem with health care as entitlement

    The real problem with health care "insurance" in this nation is an issue of mental conditioning. You and I have been conditioned to believe that health care insurance is something that it is not. Or at least that it was not intended to nor should it be. As is the case in so many other areas of our society, we all have been conditioned by the...

  • FAGIN: Leave the courts out of First Amendment issues

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about an important religious freedom case before the Supreme Court, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. We won't hear their decision for a while. But just last week the court announced its ruling in another important constitutional law case: McCutcheon v. FEC. The winner, by a split decision, was the First Amendment. The usual...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Focus on key components for economic development

    After a 42-year absence as an investment banker and venture capitalist, I returned to my beloved city with fresh eyes, no preconceptions and many questions. When I first arrived in 1967 as a 21-year-old Army artillery officer, Colorado Springs was a young town overflowing with bright members of my "baby boom" generation. Today it is a "sea of...