GAZETTE SPECIAL REPORTS

Here's an archive look at exclusive stories and ongoing coverage done by The Gazette.

A resurgent Colorado Spring basks in record low unemployment numbers, a soaring housing market and an increasingly burnished national reputation. But an entire quadrant of the city, the southeast, languishes in the shadows.

Twenty United States VETERANS commit suicide every day, an astonishing number. By comparison, not that many Americans died in combat on a daily basis since Korea. Many who end their own lives are older veterans.

Colorado voters enshrined recreational cannabis in the state constitution in 2012, with the first stores opening in 2014. Together with legal medicinal marijuana, sales burgeoned to $1.3 billion in 2016.

In the five years since the Waldo Canyon fire erupted, destroying 347 homes and killing two people on the west side of Colorado Springs, neighborhoods have been rebuilt, bonds of friendship strengthened by shared tragedy.

For a venue that some entertainment industry experts said was too risky to build, The Broadmoor World Arena has done all right for itself since it opened 20 years ago.

The goal of this series is to explain what cybersecurity is and why Colorado Springs is becoming a hub for the industry.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Fewer other-than-honorable discharges for Army, but affected veterans still struggling.

Thousands of homes on the west side of Colorado Springs are at risk from newly awakened landslides despite 40 years of warnings from geologists and city regulations created to ensure safe homebuilding.

The Road to Legalization project is the story behind the historic approval of recreational marijuana in Colorado. The Gazette remains committed to continuing coverage of this important issue.

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent ye…

It was the worst of fires - and then came another one even worse. It was a fire in a subdivision and then it was one in a wooded, rural community. It was a fire of quick rebuilding and then it was one where the landscape won't return for a generation.

The Gazette embarked on a project to convey the challenges and struggles of people who are homeless.

For expanding the examination of how wounded combat veterans are mistreated, focusing on loss of benefits for life after discharge by the Army for minor offenses, stories augmented with digital tools and stirring congressional action.

For a gripping account of a family's struggle to recover after its members were severely burned in an explosion that devastated their home.

Progress marred by problems has been the MO at Spring Creek Youth Services Center in Colorado Springs.

Air Force studies dating back decades show danger of foam that contaminated Colorado Springs-area water.

A resurgent Colorado Spring basks in record low unemployment numbers, a soaring housing market and an increasingly burnished national reputation. But an entire quadrant of the city, the southeast, languishes in the shadows.