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Re: “Gov. Polis unveils new state logo

Progress. 1940 logo updated to a 1960's logo.

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/26/2019 at 12:21 PM

Re: “What's true and what's false about claims on firefighters' Issue 1?

There is a another consideration that has not been discussed. Collective Bargaining is typically facilitated via Unions. Unions are often times a good thing but not always and they do introduce additional costs for both the Union employees and any organization with which "bargaining" becomes necessary. My "feeling" is that a Unionized force isn't necessary at this time. However, obviously this can change and is totally up to opinion. I simply share this as a perspective on the issue. But, it's usually better to be have an umbrella if you see rain on the horizon.

Posted by Antony Walston on 03/26/2019 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

Protection orders only show on certain levels of Job background checks.
There is absolutely penalty for false report. The person making the extreme protection request will appear in front of a judge and under penalty of perjury swear that their request / report is true.

There is absolutely mention of mental health. It sounds to me that there are only a few who are making valid points that should be considered to be included in a good extreme protection law. The State is going to need to pay for mental health evaluations. A report should not damage a person's job (however there are probably some jobs where is paying for evaluation.

The amount of misinformation people spread about these laws is amazing. The lobby groups get paid.

Posted by TruB on 03/25/2019 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

This is not just something that "amounts to a 14-day timeout ." There is unfortunate potential for abuse, and the information stays on a person's record even when they are found innocent.

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Posted by Ella Minnow on 03/25/2019 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Affordable housing bill gains momentum in State Assembly


Thanks for keeping the spotlight on housing!

Steve Posey

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Posted by Steve Posey on 03/25/2019 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Drugs and crime: Tracing the downward spiral of a decorated (and wounded) brother in arms

This great upstanding citizen, who claims that he is good name is being smeared unjustly, is on this week's Most Wanted List. Most be those bad people at CSPD, not anything to do with Kenneth Boyd? Just over look his seven (7) current court cases.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kenneth Boyd is wanted on assault charges, for allegedly failing to comply with police, and for failing to appear in court twice. He is described as a 6-foot-1 white male, weighs 205 pounds, and has black hair and hazel eyes.

If this is all bullshit Ken, that it was all a misunderstanding about the "stolen" car, why not be a man and go to your court dates. Some one paid a bail well over $200,000 that they are never getting back. This isn't the first time you have not shown up for your court dates. Guess you can't explain away the stolen credit card you to used to buy car parts. Just borrowing that too? Didn't another newspaper write about the another "stolen" vehicle that you some how had in your possession? Wasn't that the same day your wife has found in the possession of drugs, leading to her spending some time in jail? The public was warned to stay away from you because you own several guns and are considered dangerous?

Don't worry Ken, the people that do know you, know that you for what you really are, a heroin junkie, and a drug dealer. You have burned too many people over the past years. The people that believe are the people who are your clients. As your actions and court records speak very loud and clear.

As for research you said no one did to support the fact that you are as ass, there are just the current cases pending against you.

El Paso case # D212017JV1106 being heard April 8 is regarding Child Protection taking away your children due to you and your wife's drug addiction. Notice the 2017 is the year the case was filed. You going to turn yourself in or just let the nice family permanently adopt your kids?

El Paso case# D212019CR1785 that would be the case involving a stolen credit card and your assaulting two police officers.
You have Arrest Warrants for the following cases:

Your kids mean everything to you, not enough to stop using the drugs. You picked buying drugs over paying the mortgage, choosing to let the house your kids lived in go into foreclose. Was that the CSPD fault too?

The CSPD didn't trash your reputation, you did.

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Posted by Mike Collins on 03/25/2019 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Court companies we need

Absolutely brilliantly stated. I am heart-sick that this city has become a wasteland of chain companies driving out local businesses and overwhelming our already over-stretched and under-maintained infrastructure. We don't need a Ferris wheel and another store that is no better than Dick's Sporting Goods or Bass Pro Shop. This town has rapidly become a study in sprawl, mismanagement, and lack of foresight.

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Posted by spartan 771 on 03/25/2019 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

One individual in the 40's in Europe did something like this and then many peoples rights were taken away. They were abused, kept from jobs, used as free labor, and many more horrible things are we repeating history? Maybe if we have that many mental people running lose maybe we should put them back in institutions! Also maybe bring back the death penalty we have no consequences for our actions any more because of all the bleeding hearts!

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Posted by B.B. on 03/25/2019 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Voters to choose from 11 at-large City candidates, four mayoral contenders

Colorado Springs has not had a non-partisan mayor since Bob Isaac was popularly elected with the exception of Mary Lou Makepeace, who came to the job with a strong background from serving in numerous civic organizations.

The reasons for it date back to a balanced council in the 1970s which voted for a moratorium on gas taps because of overreaching growth in the city. A number of developers went bankrupt and "somebody" decided that to forestall that happening again, council needed to be developer friendly.

Moving away from a non-partisan city manager to a partisan mayor in charge of administration was the final step in that process.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 03/24/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Voters to choose from 11 at-large City candidates, four mayoral contenders

Mr./Ms. Bluetored

The city was relatively 'non-partisan' until 2015. However, I am not seeing where Ms. Parker is promoting herself as a Democrat or any party affiliation. It is interesting the link you posted lists the Colorado Springs Mayoral race as one that could be 'Flipped'!

Do you suppose that organization doing the rating on 'flippability' might be referring to so many local voters in a real low turn-out election are upset by Strawberry Fields - Bike Lanes - and disregard for the public that Suthers will not be re-elected?

Posted by R Wehner on 03/24/2019 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Voters to choose from 11 at-large City candidates, four mayoral contenders

Interesting how Juliette Parker is listed and promoted as a Democrat! She's so much about transparency but scared to stand up for it herself! Lame!

Posted by bluetored on 03/24/2019 at 12:25 AM

Re: “CDHS to meet new requirements for mental health patients

Something needs to be done about mental health. My son waited from 26 July until 2 Nov of 2018 to get into the state hospital after was declared incompetent. He was on lockdown in jail without meds until 17 September 18, I had to contact NAMI to get him on meds. I cannot imagine how hard it is to sit in a cell with a brain disorder and not being able to interact with people, plus its putting staff/inmates at risk of being physically hurt.
Once my son was in the state hospital my family called to talk to him--we never got calls back--according to my son he never got the messages.
Getting treatment for a mental illness is craizer than the illness is

Posted by slmc on 03/23/2019 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Muslim soldier at Fort Carson overruled on complaint regarding hijab

Just by how they are going strictly " by the book" right now says alot. someone messed up and now its C.Y.A.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/23/2019 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Legislative roundup: Party time for the Dems

Republicans don't like to talk about sex? Please. They tend to want to be the ones to talk about sex with their children. See the difference? (I'm not a Rep. I know a few) Are there no Democrats that believe the same? Of course there are. (I'm not a Dem. I know a few) The characterization to the contrary is derisive and demonstrates an effort to label & ridicule; for what purpose? silence dissent perhaps? You decide.
However, the issue with 1032 isn't the issue of sex, 1032 would violate both our state Constitution and statute that places the authority concerning curriculum decisions squarely on the shoulders of local districts and parents. 1032 usurps that protection of local control. The great thing about the right and protection currently in place, is that if you don't believe you are the best person to discuss sex with the child you are responsible for, then you can in fact have a surrogate in the form of a teacher (who you likely know very little about) be the one to have those discussions with your children. IF on the other hand you are stepping up to the responsibility of having those discussions, awkward as they may be, then you have not only that responsibility but the Constitutionally & Statute protected authority. since you can currently have it either way, that's called a Win win.

IF 1032 is passed it will not only usurp local control, at the behest of non local politicians and their special interest partners, it will constrict the scope of education in general. Within the bill is language that dictates the conditions upon which the mandated curriculum must be taught. The bill mandates that if in any one class both biological reproduction is discussed and relationships, then this mandated version of sex ed must also be taught. For groups that want to err on the side of an abundance of caution in order to not have their authority usurped they will of course limit the scope of science and anything that touches on relationships.
In response, a number of education choice advocates, think charter schools, have adopted resolutions in opposition to the usurping of parent and local control of our children's education. Further, there are already discussions of law suites by both school cohorts and citizens/parents that refuse to be forced into malicious compliance by an overreaching Legislature and their special interest cohorts whose apparent ultimate goal is to undermine citizen authority.

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Posted by MagnumPI on 03/23/2019 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

Correct, we will not back down from a horribly crafted law that focuses on firearm confiscation instead of addressing the problem. Even many local governments and law enforcement are adamantly against this bill.

Let's be clear: There have been laws on the books for decades which allow for firearms to be removed from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. The problem has been that these laws have not been properly used.

This bill is being pushed by Michael Bloomberg. It is nearly the exact same verbiage as suggested in the suggested firearm law proposals pushed to all states by his advocasy groups like MAIG and Everytown as well as the Giffords group which he heavily contributes to. This is the same guy who tried to ban Big Gulps and to have salt shakers removed from resturant tables. That kind of authoritarian, totalitarian government we don't need.

This bill is very similar to one used in California where it has seen multiple abuses and even resulted in the death of an innocent person. It makes it extremely difficult to get your property back if you are cleared. It puts an undue burnden on the accused to prove they should not be prohibited and can cost innocent people many thousands of dollars that many cannot afford. The average defense against such an accusation will cost between about $6000 to over $10,000.

Thanks to the dumb Universal Background Check law, no longer can a temproarily prohibited person simply give temporary possession of their firearms to a friend or trusted agent for safe keeping until they can legally get them back. Instead they have to either give them to police, who are not equipped for this, or thay have to "transfer" the firearm to an FFL (AKA dealer). The latter means the FFL OWNS the firearm and can do anything they want with it. So what is really being mandated is that the person give the firearms to the police or sell them, even though they might be cleared to get them back in the future.

The bill suspends due process until after the fact under the guise of an emergency. It also completely ignores the actual problem -- the person's mental health. The Sonnenberg Amandment is an attempt to fix that.

So no, we won't back down. We have already begun looking at the recall process and will challange the law in court.


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Posted by Dave Hernandez on 03/23/2019 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

GUN DID NOT HARM NO ONE, but AN INDIVIDUAL with a mental health issue or not who must be stop when they are use violence to other and become a threat.

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Posted by LIMA-CHARLIE on 03/23/2019 at 12:23 PM

Re: “"Small house" community coming to Woodland Park

A sham is a sham. How many people will get swept up in this one? These wacked out lot and lease fees read like a deleted chapter from an Upton Sinclair novel. Very shameful, especially in a community like Woodland Park.

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 03/22/2019 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Opponents of the red-flag bill, which would allow guns to be removed from dangerous people, won’t back down

The author made no mention of the Sonnenberg amendment, that would turn this bill from a gun grab to a mental health bill. Laws this controversial deserve unbiased journalism.

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Posted by Dave Votava on 03/22/2019 at 10:18 AM

Re: “"Small house" community coming to Woodland Park

The developers are making a killing on lot fees. This is NOT affordable or workforce housing in any respect. Itll end up being cramped student housing for Charis and a lot of 2nd homes for snowbirds.

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Posted by Zen on 03/22/2019 at 4:48 AM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Do any of the City Council contenders intend to stand up for solid rentors v. New Management rapacious new fees, and, what does city council of colorado springs intend to do about a preposterous minimum wage stance in the midst of a president who promotes such remarkable and out of this world economic growth for America and working class. ?.

Posted by JLWilso96438114 on 03/21/2019 at 5:17 PM

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