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Re: “The Indy's picks for the 2017 Coordinated Elections

Great article. A misspelling though....Counsilor needs to be corrected to Counselor.

Posted by DJL on 10/11/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Green funeral home opens in Colorado Springs

I really do like what you are doing here! I would love to read more into it and educate myself more on your processes they sound very interesting. Thank you for bringing an alternative to town.

Holly J

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Posted by HollyJ on 10/10/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “City Council grants taxing authority to Nor'wood Development Group

Unfortunately, council appears to be conducting business as usual with the developers. I'm not anti-development however; I have witnessed the use of too many "creative strategies" to advance certain proposals through planning and Council. In these instances, the taxpayers are left paying for the projects long after the developer has moved on.

Pam, thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Joel, Appreciate your insightful comments. The impervious surface comment is spot on. This is exactly what is getting us into trouble with the EPA, etc.

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Posted by Matt Veits on 10/10/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

or perhaps you do not understand what the point is... police kill blacks because they do not use the proper restraints... get it???

Posted by happyfew on 10/10/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Reader: Peaceful protest are for peaceful people

While not an advocate of guns I am of the opinion that there is a time and place for citizens to carry guns. Not all protests are peaceful. Guns were carried to a protest against White Supremacy because of the threats that were issued by the Hate Groups. You should note that these Hate Groups did not show their cowardly faces because the people who were fighting their hate chose to bring their guns. It took quite some bravery for these people to show up with their guns and not only face the Hate Groups, but the hate from those who they were there to protect. Since Trump was elected and we have had a free for all when it comes to these racist groups many citizens have realized that peaceful protests are no longer viable. You can have your own views on guns, as I do, but I take exception to the comment that they are cowards.

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Posted by Patty Chavez on 10/10/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

your arguments are ridiculous and not worthy of a response. you have no idea of which you speak and only accent this with your clueless response. what I stated stands... you aren't black so all you do is whine about something you are not capable of understanding... period.

Posted by happyfew on 10/10/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

@happy few, not sure where you got race out of my comments. Read them again and tell me where it says things should be handled differently, based on race. I don't see it there.

Or, are you just one of those typical people who start name calling with their favorite buzz-word labels any time you don't agree with someone? I don't see where you offered any suggestions, just a bunch of name calling and whining.

Posted by Mike Randall on 10/10/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

white privilege at its finest... if it were white people being shot three times as often, statistically, you might care...

nobody is complaining about the obvious circumstances, but the ones where someone is sitting in a car or running away... are you nervous about being shot when you are stopped by a cop????? think about it...

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Posted by happyfew on 10/10/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

Oh, I just love the "police reforms" mentioned under #10.

2) Limit the kinds of force that can be used to respond to specific forms of resistance.

Yeah, that's it. Make it real complicated. Maybe they could carry a laminated card in their pocket with a wild matrix on it that, when something horrible is unfolding in front of them, they can pull out and study for a while before deciding what they can or can't do, if they live long enough to take action and try and save your life.

4) Require officers to give a verbal warning before using force.

Yeah, that always will work well. Someone is beating your loved one to death with a baseball bat. But, instead of immediately using deadly force to stop it, the officer will take a bit of time to provide the suspect with a now legally required verbal warning, allowing them to get a few extra fatal wacks in, before taking action. Or like the shooter in Las Vegas. Yep, I can see it now. "Sir, can I take a shot at him?" "No, the line in his room is still ringing and we haven't been able to warn him yet. Hang on..."

6) Require officers to exhaust all alternatives to deadly force.

Here's an alternative. When some crazy is armed and shooting up your neighborhood, the cops will just decide on an alternative, like going to get lunch, until the neighborhood is quiet again, and then they will respond and clean up the mess. But since it says to "exhaust all alternatives", when the guy is shooting, the cops must first arm wrestle him, then pepper spray him, they try a tazer, then tear gas, then go and find a dog to bite him, then the verbal judo, then a few other things. Dang, the guy will probably run out of ammo before the cop is done going to the list.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 10/10/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

I don't live within the city boundaries but this scheme will impact me as I own commercial property within the city boundaries. This is nothing put a scheme to free up tax dollars that are controlled by law to buy new equipment and other things that are not required or needed by the mini mayor, simply put this is a bait and switch SCAM.

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Posted by Withheld on 10/10/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Congressional candidate Stephany Rose abandoned by campaign leaders

Betty is being very gracious given how Stephenie supporters have tried to drag Betty through some mud.

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Posted by TruB on 10/10/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Congressional candidate Stephany Rose abandoned by campaign leaders

I think it's a shame it came down to this. I have a hard believing Stephany violated any laws, based on her character and the person I've come to know. What saddens me is that a public statement that is so damning came out at all. Because this all but throws Stephany out of the race.... And we haven't even heard her side of the story. I adore Dawn Haliburton-Rudy too. But I am not in favor of this almost personal attack being thrown into the media sphere without a thorough and responsible investigation and concrete evidence. As I said, these allegations will destroy her campaign. And I would have have handled the dissemination of this information very differently with solid and complete proof. Nat Stein does a great job writing, no doubt, but to me it's irresponsible journalism to have covered this without talking it through with Stephany and other respectes Democratic leaders and experts. My two cents. And it saddens me. Anne Marie

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Posted by Anne Marie P. on 10/10/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

"Fees can be increased without a vote of the taxpayers". Why would anyone vote for approving a blank check from tax payers? That seems like a lack of honesty (ethics), or lack of the homework required to estimate future expenses. Either way, not acceptable!

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Posted by 80923 on 10/10/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Congressional candidate Stephany Rose abandoned by campaign leaders

Betty Field is a good and smart and caring person. I think people should step up and empower her to run a kick-ass campaign

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Posted by L'Aura Montgomery Williams on 10/10/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

Anyone remember when Rachel Beck, Sarah Jack and Kevin Walker formed a PR company after having been involved with the Stormwater Task Force? They were then awarded a no-bid contract to provide "stormwater information" on billboards to promote the last stormwater effort. Making it even worse, the money came from the government. But, please keep protesting the truth, Ms Beck!

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/10/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

Ironic that the "vote yes" (developers/contractors) crowd who has profited from the City's provision of millions in stormwater shortcuts leading directly on the EPA's lawsuit against the City and who are so conflicted in their support of this issue would decry a factual presentation of the facts. That's the best defense they can provide? Ridiculous!

Just look at Schmidt Construction: $50 K to the "vote yes" campaign for the 2C pothole tax. In two years, they've locked in over $16 million in contracts. A 32000% return on investment! They've given $25 K so far to this stormwater effort.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/10/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

If the issue is that 'outsiders' should not be allowed to participate in local fundraising or advocacy for or against an issue, where the hell are these outfits from that raised funds and advocated in the 2C campaign?

Associated General Contractors of Colorado
$5K
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association
$10K
Issues Mobilization Committee
$5K
Martin-Marietta
$10K
Colorado Construction Industry Coalition
$5K

Not in the city or even contiguous to city boundaries.

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Posted by R Wehner on 10/10/2017 at 1:31 AM

Re: “Reader: Get over it and win 2018 together

The Constitution is somewhat more ethereal than Eric's blather. The primary needs for the salvation of this nation do not include "sexual orientations" but rather humility before creation

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Posted by Joe Morin on 10/10/2017 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Stormwater fee's "vote no" committee political operative doesn't live in the city

Is the statement below an example of why the 'Chamber-EDC' has had so few press announcements announcing the major firms they, through their own efforts, have brought to 'the region'?

Because outsiders view your little berg as a rather backwoods, limited, and exclusionary herd of 1950's thinkers?

"Colorado Springs city voters will decide for ourselves what is best for our community."

One constantly hears of "The Pikes Peak Region" or "The Area".

If it is going to be a 'Community', or an 'Area', or a 'Region' then that would imply all in the community are involved in the decisions of "The Pikes Peak Region" and all have equal right to participate in supporting or opposing issues. Not only those some feckless little Chamber shall grant permission to.

Applying the standard advocated above, only people within the city of Colorado Springs should be allowed to donate to the Chamber of Commerce and EDC.

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Posted by R Wehner on 10/09/2017 at 9:59 PM

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