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Re: “Congressional District 5 race draws fourth Republican hopeful

Rhea is no different than Lamborn when it comes to women's reproductive rights. His quotes from CP Colorado Politics article on Oct 14th, 2017:

"Rhea said his judicial experience has given him unique insight into how to draft anti-abortion legislation that can escape the usual political pitfalls.

"I am concerned that we who are pro-life have grown too silent on this issue. My wife and I both have had dramatic experiences around the issue of abortion. We are passionate about that subject and it will be central to our campaign, he said."

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Posted by kozeelady1 on 10/14/2017 at 4:09 AM

Re: “Congressional District 5 race draws fourth Republican hopeful

It has now come down to which pile smells the least.

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Posted by Withheld on 10/13/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Firefighters back stormwater measure

Every city employee that doesn't live in the city should be required to also pay the $5 by deduction from their check.

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Posted by Withheld on 10/13/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Stephany Rose brings on new treasurer ahead of FEC deadline

Dang people - a hard working candidate raises 68K. The rich kid owen raised like a million. I hope people vote for the better candidate but this district votes party. So far the 2 female candidates have actually participated in the community.

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Posted by TruB on 10/12/2017 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Stephany Rose brings on new treasurer ahead of FEC deadline

Good article. Thank you

Posted by Anne Marie P. on 10/12/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Firefighters back stormwater measure

Surprise! Surprise! The "stormwater tax" will not be used for stormwater! Let's free up money from the general fund to "bait and switch" to firefighters and police. Interesting three out of the four City Councilmembers on the budget committee voted not to put the "tax" on the ballot. WAKE UP COLORADO SPRINGS CITIZENS! We're becoming the new California!

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Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 10/12/2017 at 7:08 PM

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

Man I hope these pass. I don't want to feel disappointed in my city like last time.

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Posted by Matt 2 on 10/12/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Jenkins buys RBD downtown properties

to the headline: ...of course he does. to the lovell quote: "he already owned most of it, he may as well own all of it" this city has no real concept of leadership, no spirit of innovation, no ideas regarding community development and zero interest in understanding/creating/listening/communicating with citizens; we can only cater to the whim of a few individuals

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Posted by Brian Elyo 1 on 10/12/2017 at 11:16 AM

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

SouthEast Colorado Springs is still a nice middle class area. I am sorry about what happened to Deerfield Hills, but other areas such as Soaring Eagles, Miller's Crossing, SandCreek Village and Crestline are filled with nice homes ranging from 150K - 300K. So stop putting down an entire part of the city due to the problems of one neighborhood.

Section 8 can be a hand up to those who will use it as such. I hope that our city officials find ways to make the program work better.

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Posted by Rachel Stovall on 10/11/2017 at 9:27 PM

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

I agree School District 11 can use more money but I would also like to see a small payroll tax on the employees that collect pay checks from the district and do not live in the district. Something nominal perhaps based on their salary. That would show me that they are willing to help fund the district too, not just take a check.

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Posted by Marti Nelson Purdy on 10/11/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Campaign for city stormwater led by mayor

I can't wait to see if the city sheeple fall for this one.

Previous articles have identified $17Million in the city general fund to pay for stormwater. They city has whined that this is not enough money for stormwater and that the projects are getting backlogged. Now, the city wants you to approve this new tax, er, I mean "fee" that will raise $17Million for stormwater. Great! That will double the amount so they can get caught up, right? Ha ha ha.. no, read the rest of the articles. They need more cops. They need more vehicles.. And it this new tax passes, they have already said that the current $17Million will then be freed up to pay for more cops and vehicles.

1. They won't actually be increasing spending on stormwater at all. So we can assume the backlog will continue.
2. The only place where spending will increase will be for more cops and police cars.

I guess this isn't really a "stormwater" tax, er, I mean "fee". It is actually a new public safety tax, which the voters rejected last time it was asked for.

Shell games...

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Posted by Mike Randall on 10/11/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Homes near marijuana dispensaries worth more, report says

Hey BoCC imagine that! Those green crosses were not a detriment.
The BoCC works so hard against marijuana they put an anti marijuana person as the lead for the Board of Health.

Posted by TruB on 10/11/2017 at 11:52 AM

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

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

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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: “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

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