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Governor Polis announced yesterday that Colorado income taxpayers will receive a $400 cash ‘dividend’ this summer, moving up the payout from the original 2023 timeframe. The commonly-known definition of a dividend is a sum of money paid regularly (typically quarterly) by a company to its sha…

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In Colorado Springs’ last municipal election approximately 27% of the registered citizens voted. Twenty-seven percent! Colorado Springs ended up with three “minority elected” city council out of six. Were the “Minority” candidates the best candidates elected? Were you happy with the outcome? 

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I just keep thinking how very strange it is that the Supreme Court of this land has only ever had one other public defender hold a seat.  And, I keep thinking about how often Judge Jackson was literally put on the defensive by several republicans as they slammed her conscientious representat…

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I see where CD5 Rep. Lamborn has voted against our troops and retirees (again?) by voting against the Honoring our PACT H.R.3967. This would expand treatment & eligibility for military veterans exposed to toxic "burn pits." There is no reason to keep Rep. Lamborn in office because he has…

I started out thinking I would write a piece about finding common ground to help render the local education topography less dramatic. The problem with that thinking is that it’s wrong. Public education in the United States has been a hotbed of controversy since Horace Mann created the first …

I’d like to congratulate recently appointed Councilmember Stephannie Fortune for betraying the will of her District 3 constituents and siding with her conservative minders in the appointment of two theocrats to the Pikes Peak Library District’s Board of Trustees. Without her vote, this would…

While it is easy to fall into the trap of "climate change hysteria" as I like to call it, we must look at the threat of wildfires in December and snowstorms in March from a measured point of view.

As scientists work on finding the right antidote for COVID19 and its derivations, who is assigned to work on the equivalent cure for stupidity? After two years of daily repetition of the words “get vaccinated, wear a mask, practice good hygiene, etc.” what is so difficult for some to underst…

I've gotta hand it to you guys. Despite the 2020 election fading in the rear-view mirror & the fact that Trump really is little more than a sideshow at this point, you just can't let it go. I'm referencing "The Modern World" of Oct 27-Nov 2. Who cares what Fox News says anymore than what…

Look at murder on global scale and you will see that citizens living in anti firearm nations are perfectly capable of using other devices to kill and maim each other.  The recent stabbing attack in Japan or the almost daily bombing in the Middle East. Even vehicles are used to kill others.Re…

A recent Op Ed by the Colorado Springs Gazette is titled “Trust the mama bears to improve public schools,” (October 28, 2021)  and claims that women running for local school boards are now awake at the helm to save their children from “Big Education”. This may be true, but only if the bear i…

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Upon reading that the EPCCPV group cannot march in the Veterans' Day Parade when a group like the Sons of Confederate Veterans are listed on the official parade line-up, I felt troubled. If the parade organizers truly are “an apolitical organization" then they would also exclude the SCV. 

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I am appalled at the El Paso Republicans for bringing a known antisemite, Marjorie Taylor Greene, to Colorado Springs. Her hateful statements against Jews and minorities mirror the El Paso Republican Party. As a Jewish resident of Colorado Springs I do not support the Republican Party or Mar…

I’m writing to express my frustration and disappointment with the limited and slanted coverage you provided on the city council’s approval of apartments on Garden of the Gods Road ("City Council approves controversial apartment project on Garden of the Gods Road," June 2). From the accompany…

Our esteemed (sic) Congressman Doug Lamborn not only has judgement lapses regarding nepotism and self-aggrandizement such as his son living in the basement of the US Capitol (and this could have momentous implications considering the Congressman’s stance on the insurrection and inside inform…