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Re: “Cindy Aubrey named CEO of Pikes Peak United Way

There seems to be a rather incestuous relationship between local government and these highly paid positions at 'non-profit' organizations. The pool of qualified individuals must be incredibly small for this trend to continue, no?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeff Hirtle on 06/25/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “City regulations on fire pits haven't triggered citations in recent years

Rather than focusing just on fire pits it might have been more instructive to look at the effectiveness of city-wide code enforcement in general. I sometimes see code enforcement people looking at eyesores and other issues around town, but never see any of these problems actually get addressed.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 06/23/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “El Paso County Democrats say redistricting favors Republican commissioners

Glen lost his senate bid. he has nothing in common with downtrodden minorities in Co springs.

Posted by apathetic on 06/22/2017 at 11:02 PM

Re: “A 2015 Ponzi scheme continues to take tolls on uprooted area families

The ponzi scheme allegations where never argued before the court and never were allowed to be defended as the fraud charge by the Securites Commission was dropped. All the victims of this mess (buyers, sellers, private lenders) came from actions and inactions of the receiver and then the bankruptcy trustee continuing to default on all buyer/seller/lender greements and claim all agreements are invaild... knowing that few of these folks have the ability or financial means to defend their rights and interest. The victims above clearly state the problems began with the receivership. Its a nightmare that even anyone with all the facts still can't understand the motivations of the state actions. Who benefits? - Richard

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Posted by richardroop on 06/22/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “City regulations on fire pits haven't triggered citations in recent years

Pam, as always, I greatly appreciate what you do for our community as an investigative journalist. Although the fire issue is my greatest concern, I just wish you had also mentioned my neighbors egregious encroachment on our City Park land upon which their fire-pits reside...

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Posted by John C. Spengler on 06/21/2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “City EPA lawsuit costs on the rise

RAISE THE DEVELOPERS IMPACT FEES ! Since the City Council and County Commissioners have been on the POCKETS of developers for over 50 years, developers impact fees are 70% LESS than the average of the front range cities. If someone with courage raised them to equal the other front range cities that would be an increase of $15k-$20k/residence. More than enough to pay for all stormwater issues (CAUSED BY DEVELOPMENT ONLY) and improve the roads to the better standard they used to adhere by. But you can bet Suthers will stay in the pockets of the developers and billionaires in town and screw the general population .... that's his pattern!!

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Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 06/16/2017 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

Really?! Is Suthers hoping to wrangle another appointment consideration from baby cheeto if he sucks up? Dumbass.

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Posted by emilydianebailey on 06/14/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

Cuzzin Kealii, I did not even know you was going thru all this brah! What a horrible thing to endure concerning baby Lincoln! Auwe! I can only pray that you & your family find peace & comfort in God's hands now that baby is with our loved ones in heaven. Aloha me ka pumehana & ahui hou, Beauty

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bea Fruean on 06/14/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

"King is nagged by guilt and uncertainty. 'I feel bad,' King says, suppressing tears, 'because I made the decision to take him to the hospital. I have to live with that guilt.'"

Mr. King, I know your pain - many parents feel rue and regret after having taken their child to Children's.

I have written extensively on my blog about what happened to our family after things got botched at Children's Hospital/Memorial. I'm glad the King story has garnered media attention. The only way to ease the guilt and pain is for parents to tell their children's stories, and make their voices heard.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 06/14/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “El Paso County Coroner's Office data points to troubling problems with drugs, suicide

It is customary to report these types of statistics on a per capita basis in order to be able to properly compare them over time and with other cities. Colorado Springs' population growth since 2007 has been enormous, thus you would expect the raw counts to be greater in 2016 as almost 75,000 additional people now live in the area.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/14/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations


I agree with your comment 100%. We've been asking the same questions as well and gotten unanswered response. And yes.... Kudos to Pam for sharing our sons story.

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Posted by William King on 06/14/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Baby's death highlights requirements, or lack thereof, for death investigations

Interesting that this story ran in the same issue as "The 'teachers' in this lab are dead." (… 6/14/2017)

Think about the "teaching hospital" that is UCH/Children's Hospital: doctors-in-training, *practicing* on pediatric patients...and burying their mistakes. There are MANY questionable instances at this hospital, enough to fill a book; kudos to Pam for shining a light on this single chapter.

I'd like to know more about the gastrointestinal fundoplication procedure, and why it was deemed a reasonable approach to treating what was presenting itself as a type of breathing disorder/apnea.

I'd like to know more about the big pharma-funded clinical research studies occurring at UCH/Children's -- how many medical experimental procedures are being performed, and are parents truly giving their fully-informed consent?

I'd like to know more about UCH's $35M taxpayer-funded EPIC records system -- how's that workin' out for them? (…)

I'd like to know more about the obvious oversight gap and conflicted interest of the hospital performing its own autopsies, as mentioned in Pam's story and the one linked below.

I'd like to know more about the hospital's relationship with the El Paso County Department of Human Services, and how they collude and canoodle to cover up and conceal medical errors by way of foisting unfounded allegations of medical neglect against parents with questions.

I'd like to know more.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 06/14/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

You're a politician looking for another job! Hope you find one faaaar away from Colorado Springs!

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Posted by sherio on 06/13/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Summit House Project delayed pending fundraising

This and the children's museum both have my support!
Not the "tourist" attraction sports medicine center, an unneeded stadium, and an AFA visitor center funded by the city.

Posted by helens on 06/12/2017 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Suthers criticizes mayors opposed to Trump's decision on climate accord

But then again, our city is working to shut down our coal plant. Makes me wonder if he's just trying to appease his voter base while working towards the betterment of our city's clean air

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Posted by Matt 2 on 06/11/2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

It is human nature to want to be the heroes of our own stories. I can't recall a single incident when someone lost a fight, battle, war or even an argument, then declared, "I really had that coming." In fact, losing seems to be a requirement for being able to claim the moral high ground ("Losing to such unworthy opponents just proves we were right"). But as a mixed-race son of pro-Union southerners, I'm especially interested in what actually happened. And I've read that every state that filed a petition or letter of concurrence for secession mentioned "slavery" as the reason. It doesn't matter who owned whom. The reasons why people justify killing in the name of others do. So, yes, the Civil War was about slavery. And the Stars and Bars have been a reminder from Reconstruction til today that some people think it's still ok to commit acts of violence against their fellow citizens based on skin color.

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Posted by Rev G on 06/09/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

the cause of the secession was the fear that Lincoln and the republican congress would abolish the institution of SLAVERY!!! the secession was the cause of the civil war!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 06/08/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

Do some research! The Morrill act was the primary cause of the Civil War. Not Slaves. In fact Lincoln and Sherman had Slaves. Jefferson Davis did not. When Lincoln could not gain support against the South...he used slavery as a selling point. However, even after the Horrid war against the South was over. The North KEPT their slaves until YEARS later! HISTORY has been rewritten to serve the purpose of the Northern Government...same way they whitewashed the genocide of the Native Americans.

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Posted by Melanie B Jennings on 06/08/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

Wyman is correct. In 2013 Walter Williams, a black economist, whose forebears were slaves, in a 2013 column exposed Lincoln's beliefs toward blacks and illuminated the reasons for the Civil War. Lincoln was actually a racist whose main war objective was preserving federal revenue and NOT freeing the slaves.…

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Posted by curious on 06/08/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “D-11 sees legal threat over Confederate lesson

I understand that the substitute only saw a snapshot of the overall instruction going on but I think the response --this is what we always teach or we are just teaching what many schools across the country teach about this subject--just speaks to underlying issues in general. Wow!

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Posted by Sam1789 on 06/08/2017 at 7:14 AM

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