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Re: “A proposed change to Section 8 looks to desegregate neighborhoods

Are voucher recipients not allowed to supplement the voucher amount from their own pockets? That is, if a couple receives a voucher worth $907/mo for a 2-bedroom & it is not enough to cover the median rental cost of $1160, can they not add $253/mo out of their own pocket? Surely most couples can afford $253/mo for housing. Is it too much to ask recipients to pay some of their own costs? Because it seems like this new plan will reduce the total number of vouchers available by a lot. And that is much worse.

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Posted by Zen on 08/10/2016 at 4:02 AM

Re: “Being Muslim in Colorado Springs

Thank you for sharing the wisdom of wise women.

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Posted by TruB on 08/09/2016 at 11:27 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Gazette editorial writer has marital link to Trump campaign

The Gazette editorials are signed by the editorial board, which consists of 5 members, including Wayne Laugesen. The board is conservative politically and whether or not Laugesen is the author of any given editorial, I assume the editorials are approved by the board before they are published. Therefore, the editorials are in effect a group effort. Regardless, since the vast majority of the media is grossly biased in favor of democrats, I fail to get my tail feathers in a flutter when a favorable editorial about republicans is published.

Thanks for letting us know that Dede, the wife of Wayne, has made a full disclosure of her connection with her husband, and his connection with the Gazette, and her connection with Trump. This is vital info that the electorate needs to know in order to cast an informed and intelligent vote.

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Posted by curious on 08/09/2016 at 10:14 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Gazette editorial writer has marital link to Trump campaign

Of course Laugesen won't step aside. The guy's a huge sellout.

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Posted by Zen on 08/09/2016 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Trump's true colors, nurses for ColoradoCare, secrecy and the mayor, and more

In the interest of civil discourse I will say this. Many on the right tell me to fear the socialist dictator Hillary, many on the left tell me to fear the fascist tyrant Donald. I have listened to you all and I will vote for someone I need not fear. Gary Johnson for president. Liberty is what I want and neither the dictator nor the tyrant will bestow it.

Posted by Vincent Bruno on 08/09/2016 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Proposed raise for Utilities CEO

No need to increase the salary for a well settled person. Focus of such person should be to create more govt jobs .

Posted by Judith 1 on 08/09/2016 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Will she always be a cheater?

doesnt matter once a person cheats it is easier to do it the next time ect.ect. easy way to fix it i GET SOME HONOR, REMEMBER YOU TOOK AN OATH. if it isnt working out END IT and find a new path.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 08/08/2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Building a brand new Congress

Thank you for this information, Jim! 😎👍🏼

Posted by MarkM on 08/08/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Rain barrels now legal. Here's what to know.

Got a Capturing Rainwater class set for Saturday - 1 p.m. at Hillside Community Center!…

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Posted by Steven Saint-Thomas on 08/08/2016 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Building a brand new Congress

You should loose "Progressive" because its an instant turn off to about half the population, and you should loose "Bernie" because he has been part of the system for 30+ years and who caved to the "system". If you just went and senate term limits you might get further.

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Posted by Curtis Hutchens on 08/08/2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

I agree recreational marijuana is garbage for the most part. Seems like the growers do not know what they are doing. Recreational marijuana taste bad, for the most far has no smell, seems over dried and poorly cured with not much potency.
I am a conisiour and do not like cheap wine and recreational remind me of cheap poor quality alcohol. Why bother. There is still good bud out there but it is NOT at recreational stores. How sad they charge a high price for poor quality. I miss the good old days of great tasting, sweet smelling properly curd buds. Recreational marijuana is a sham for quality smokers.

Posted by Mindy Thompson on 08/07/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Shield 616 protects the protectors

Tim Bergsten! Does anyone who poses as a "journalist" do any amount of research or are all editors boozers or what. "Protect and Serve" was the propaganda for years but it was not true. It has been common knowledge for some time now that police do not nor are obligated in any way to protect anyone but themselves. Liability issues and that there are 2000 citizens for each police officer the chances are 99.99999999999% that when one is in trouble a cop will arrive in time to save them. If police were ordered to they would fail obviously and be sued everyday (that is if the "mass shootings" every 5 minutes as some want us to believe). Name the last time a cop in your town dispatched a bad guy that was about to create a victim..... I'll wait....
AND how about a definition of "high power" rifle? Most firearms have power and lots of it. I know you're in media but really, are you obligated to lie or stretch the truth while assigning labels such as "evil" and/or "good" to items? Then you have "ferocious capabilities of the shooter's high-powered weaponry" and it seems you may go into adjective overload.
I will clue you and other dummies in real quick: Firearms are dangerous! That is the core of the firearm. They can do damage, they can kill. It is what one needs to defend their life and more effective than a cell phone. The basis of The 2nd Amendment is you have the Right to protect yourself from the tyrannical. Plus there is no such thing as "cop killing" bullets.
If you want to see a "ferocious" firearm look at this video… You will see an AH64 Apache attack helicopter take out the enemy with an M230 chain gun. It fires up to 600 rounds per minute of 30mm (not 30 cal)
exploding projectiles. It is also called a "cannon" Then search for a M134D gatling machine gun which fires 50 rounds per second of 7.65 ammo…
So as citizens that carry concealed increases the murder rate goes down but concealed carry permit holders are strongly advised to never get involved in someone else' firefight. As an quick observation-public schools are gun free zones and the cause of school shootings, thanks to Bill Clinton. Planned Parenthood protestors have Freedom Expression but the signs accuse the clinic as being murderers. That is inflammatory and causes killings but nobody is too concerned about Freedom of Speech being regulated are they? Freedom of Speech is what you engage in and think it is your sacred Right and obligation to be a lying son of a bitch because you have a press pass. Then you may check out what police like to say: they put their lives on the line every day. Your research will tell a different story and so will Joseph Lozito, a man attacked on a NYC subway by a knife wielding mass murderer while NYC police locked themselves in a conductors cabin and watched.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 08/07/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Barney's BBQ dishes up killer West-Texas barbecue

Best Bar B Que in the Springs by far. The owner is very helpful with giving tips to do your own smoking.

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Posted by James A Beal on 08/07/2016 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Terrible reporting. First, the headline on the front page is terrible and unrelated to the story. Second (and related), she had one family as a source. Even if the Academy wouldn't respond, a responsible journalist would have had more reliable sources to strengthen the story. It's a sample size of 1.

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Posted by cjt77 on 08/06/2016 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Trump's true colors, nurses for ColoradoCare, secrecy and the mayor, and more

Kudos to the wonderful and beautiful Sisters, could not have said it better.

We all have opinions, we have a right to those opinions and no one's opinion is wrong, uninformed or ignorant (that last part is for you Tannim).

Oh yes, kudos to TruB for your kudos to the Sisters.

We should all vote our conscience and agree to disagree in a respectful way. That's how a democracy works.

I am a Vermonter, I LOVE our Bern, we now know he has become larger than Vermont. He is now the leader of the revolution and the Bern is not going away.

I myself agree with the Bern and will support Hillary and Tannim to say my vote for Hillary is not a sane choice is absurd.

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Posted by Lil Mick on 08/06/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Retired CSPD officer charged in Broncos gear scam

John Suthers is the joke of this town.

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Posted by Gina Michelle Tokes on 08/06/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Locals reflect in the wake of Trump visit

I wonder how embarrassed Steve Mc is right now.

WTH does this even mean?

"I'm safe because I'm in his — well, he's like Hitler. Isn't that what they say?"

My brain.

Posted by Congolia Breckenridge on 08/05/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Some Air Force Academy cadets never have a chance — and they leave feeling defeated

Not everyone can cut it academically or militarily at the Academy. It just seems that many Millenials are so caudled that by the time they really have to hunker done and study or work, they can't adjust. The military academies prepare them for the possibility of serving in combat's much different from civilian life. Not everyone can deal with it. It's the same with guys wanting to become Seals in the U.S. Navy. The washout rate is around 90%. But this is what separates the men from the boys. I hope Kwateng finds his calling. Best of luck to him.

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Posted by Kipper Doug on 08/05/2016 at 9:06 PM

Re: “A look back at Trump's Springs visit

But yet when you see Trump rallys there are thousands of people there,and Hillary can barely fill a small church. I hope the Democrats aren't getting overly confident. Many voters wonder how Hillary and Bill made $150 million while supposedly being public servants.

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Posted by Kipper Doug on 08/05/2016 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Sean Lennon on his new band with Les Claypool, his parents' jukebox, and Michael Jackson's monkey

Does anyone need to read, write or even think about Sean Lennon? No, no and no. He does not need press or music reviews or to perform or anything else.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 08/05/2016 at 6:37 PM

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