• Issue of
  • Apr 27 - May 3, 2006
  • Vol. 14, No. 17
  • Pot Shot


  • Pot shot
  • Pot shot

    Mason Tvert's movement to legalize marijuana is causing reefer madness


  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • Your Turn

    One dangerous "ism"
  • <font size="+1"><b>Good for the goose and the gander </b></font>
  • Good for the goose and the gander

    It's puzzling why using marijuana, even in private, is a prison-worthy offense, whereas alcohol, which is addictive and a source of enormous social damage and highway carnage, is available at"grocery stores, restaurants, major sporting events, street fairs and on airplane flights. Common sense suggests that"we should outlaw all recreational drugs including marijuana, alcohol and nicotine or make them equally available and taxable, and subject to identical regulation.
  • Outsider

    The last dance
  • The trouble with box cutters

    You can't carry a Bic lighter on an airplane anymore, but apparently it's perfectly OK to take a box cutter to class at District 20's Academy International Elementary School.

Food & Drink


  • Big gigs

    Big-Name concerts from around region


  • Movie Picks
  • Movie Picks

    Our reviewers' recommendations for films showing on Colorado Springs area screens.


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