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Mountain View, CA, United States

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Let Colorado Springs be a model for other cities

Conversations about policing and race are happening in the streets, on social media, on cable TV, in the pages and websites of newspapers and around kitchen tables across the country. → Read More

Gazette to host Zoom town hall on Colorado Springs policing after the protests

On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day when the last enslaved Americans learned they had been freed, Colorado became the first state in the nation to act on police → Read More

Springs founder William Jackson Palmer was a riot-inciting civil rights activist

A former Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter here at The Gazette, Dave Philipps, wrote in this week to remind us that the founder of Colorado Springs, William Jackson Palmer, was a riot-inciting → Read More

WATCH LIVE | Hickenlooper, Romanoff face off tonight in their first debate

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff will meet in their first debate Tuesday night, the day after primary ballots starting going out to voters. → Read More

WATCH LIVE | Hickenlooper, Romanoff face off in their first debate Tuesday

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff will meet in their first debate Tuesday night, the day after primary ballots starting going out to voters. → Read More

A salute to the COVID Class of 2020

A father shares his admiration and hopes for his son, a graduate of the Class of 2020. → Read More

Are we reopening too soon in El Paso County?

Back in 1918, the Spanish Flu was ravaging Colorado much the same way coronavirus is now. → Read More

Are we reopening too soon in El Paso County?

Back in 1918, the Spanish Flu was ravaging Colorado much the same way coronavirus is now. → Read More

Three words will define our lives in the coming weeks: test, trace, isolate

- PHOTOS: Documenting COVID-19 in the Pikes Peak region. → Read More

Have help to give? Need help? Find each other on COS Connect

There is one huge difference between the coronavirus and past pandemics like the Spanish Flu in 1918, or Typhoid Mary in 1908, or the Yellow Fever scare of 1793. → Read More

Will Coloradans suffer because Gov. Polis isn’t “appreciative” of President Trump?

After Nazi Germany attacked Poland and the rest of Europe in 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt took to the floor of Congress to rally a nation. → Read More

Are more 'granny flats' a good thing? Community Conversation will hear from the decision-makers

Some people call them “granny flats,” mother-in-law suites, or guesthouses. → Read More

A new insult to veterans: Thousands are unlawfully being denied medical care

Veterans call it “bad paper.” In a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of stories reported in 2013, The Gazette found that more soldiers than ever are receiving “bad paper”, which means they are receiving “other than honorable” discharges for some sort of misconduct ranging from drug use to insubordination. The Gazette investigation, based on data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, found… → Read More

Looking for the America our founders envisioned? It's alive and well in Colorado

This was a week in American history that kept reminding me of what Mark Twain once said: Politicians are like diapers: Both need to be changed often, and for the → Read More

Will Colorado Springs grow good or grow bad? Join The Gazette's Community Conversation

By some estimates, 50,000 people could be moving to Colorado Springs in the next couple years if we land the headquarters for U.S. Space Command. Are we ready? → Read More

Colorado's red flag law used to target officer involved in fatal shooting

FORT COLLINS — A mother whose teenage son was shot and killed by a Colorado State University police officer is seeking to have the officer’s weapons seized under Colorado’s new → Read More

After a lifetime of silence, vivid memories of serving in "the greatest Navy in the world"

“The day was August 21st, a day I would long remember,” Richard Wilson wrote of his time as a sailor during WWII. “I remember it as if it was yesterday." → Read More

In the fight to improve mental health care, we are all practitioners now

Schools, streets, ER rooms, prisons— they must all become mental health facilities now. And we must all become practitioners, writes Vince Bzdek. → Read More

In the fight to improve mental health care, we are all practitioners now

To play or not to play, that was what the coach was asking my son’s basketball team. They’d just heard on a Sunday that one of their teammates had lost → Read More

How do we fight back against Colorado's opioid epidemic? Join the Community Conversation tonight.

Colorado has one of the worst drug problems of any state in the country, recent studies show. → Read More