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Re: “The mass eviction at Emerald Towers Apartments is just the tip of the iceberg

Denver Realty Group is demanding Residents at Rosewood Apartments in Downtown Colorado Springs pays $1300.00 per month in this crime ridden part of town

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Posted by radical 1 on 12/02/2017 at 12:13 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Dobson sold his soul to the political devil long ago. The man is a perfect representation of pseudo-Christianity and frankly doesn't deserve the press you guys give him.

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Posted by Zen on 12/01/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

This is why I left the church.

Congrats theocrats -- when I grew up with you, you passed out little Bibles and hoped to get visitors. Now you're doing...this.

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Posted by Judith Posch on 12/01/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Mark Waller tagged for statewide honor

@Dunfy... Terry Maketa was in bed with a number of his employees. Bill Elder is in bed with the local political establishment. Looks like it's going to be hard to get rid of him.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/01/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Mark Waller tagged for statewide honor

"In a release, Waller said his work on obtaining funding to expand Interstate 25 where it narrows between Monument and Castle Rock was one reason he was honored."

What a terrible reason. There are so many roads in unincorporated El Paso County that are in disrepair and need urgent safety upgrades, but the county has said they can't fix them due to insufficient funding. So what does Waller do when there is an opportunity to get funding for them? He tricks the voters into giving $15Million to the State to take care of an Interstate that is their responsibility, not the county's, and the needed county repairs don't get done.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/01/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Why would anyone, and especially the Indy, give one rat's a$$ what this arrogant homophobic turd thinks? Why would the Indy print this? I'm disappointed in you CSIndy, Dobson's opinion is worthless and not even worth your time to print the article.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/01/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Mark Waller tagged for statewide honor

Waller is a disgrace, he has a "circle around the wagon" mentality in protecting his corrupt sheriff buddy. Waller needs to recognize that he represents the PEOPLE of El Paso County, he has a duty to investigate the allegations of crimes and misconduct by the sheriff.

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Posted by Dunfy on 12/01/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields' appraiser faces penalties for his work on the city's land exchange

What happened to the appraisals for the Jenkins land swaps? Did that story die? They seemed really smelly too!

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Posted by leloupe on 12/01/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

We have a huge problem happening with endorsements for scumbags like Roy Moore coming from 501(c)(3)s like Focus on the Family, and from church groups.

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Posted by Chris C on 12/01/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

No one cares what FoF does or says. They lost the culture wars when Colorado Amendment 2 was struck down by SCOTUS.

https://www.britannica.com/event/Romer-v-E…

FoF has had to layoff hundreds since Amendment 2. Their small and shrinking base would vote for a pedophile over a democrat no matter what FoF says about it.

Bottom line...put a fork in FoF. Yup. They're done.

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Posted by Bill W. on 12/01/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “The mass eviction at Emerald Towers Apartments is just the tip of the iceberg

Even at Greccio, your gross monthly income has to be 3 TIMES the rent youre paying in order to qualify for their housing assistance. That means for that so-called affordable rent of $1,100/month, you need to be grossing $3,300/month. Even for a single person, if they found you a place for $700/month youd need to be making $2,100/month to be qualified. Impossible with the low-wage jobs here (average pay for an Executive/Administrative Assistant is $12-$13/hour. Thats if you have a college degree and some experience. If youre working as a 7-11 clerk, at minimum wage, forget it). Supposedly their waitlist is over a year long. What are people who fall under that limit supposed to do?

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Posted by MargRita Williams on 12/01/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Focus on your own DAMN family, HYPOCRITES !!!!

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Posted by Jack Mudry on 12/01/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “The mass eviction at Emerald Towers Apartments is just the tip of the iceberg

Howard Humphrey out of Brooklyn,NY owns this building. He should be charged with elder abuse!

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Posted by emw12 on 11/30/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

James Dobson and Focus on the Family received $2,3M from the Koch Bros. So the question is, When James Dobson speaks is he speaking for Jesus or a shill for the Koch Bros?
Supporting a suspected pedophile is not the Christian way. The Koch Bros. want Roy Moore in the Senate so they can get their coveted tax breaks that the unwashed (you) will never get.
Its best to keep in mind that Focus On the Family is a business-nothing more and nothing less.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 11/30/2017 at 8:18 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Are we here in Colorado surprised? NO, because we've watched and fought back for almost 20 years against the heartless cruelty Focus on the Family christians have brought to our state and the negative impact they have had.

For instance just one of many examples, we've had to spend our money to campaign against and defeat Personhood amendments endorsed by Focus on the Family christians from their headquarters and pulpits in 3 elections. No other state has had to do this.

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Posted by kozeelady1 on 11/30/2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields' appraiser faces penalties for his work on the city's land exchange

Thank you for the superb article, Pam. Truly Pulitzer Prize quality. This is exactly the kind of scrutiny this crooked deal deserves.

And, I totally agree with the previous comment. Given the crookedness of the deal and lack of public input, I believe the deal should be undone.

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Posted by Ruth Obee on 11/30/2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Strawberry Fields' appraiser faces penalties for his work on the city's land exchange

Don Knight's comments show the total duplicity of his views when it comes to different appraisals done by the City and the Broadmoor. When referencing the 189 acre Strawberry plot (valued at 1.6M) he states that, "the land was staying park land. That's why I didn't object that the values weren't 10 times more". The Bear Creek parcel appraisal however was accepted with an extremely high value (1.4 M for only 9 acres) despite the fact that it will remain park land as well. "The Bear Creek parcel, zoned for single family homes, was appraised as residential lots. The city, however, has no plans to build on the land and will maintain it as a park." Hello Don Knight... don't wring your hands and say there is nothing yo
u can do. It was fraud, pure and simple. And ghost writing an amicus brief? Unethical.
Thank you Pam for a very thorough and well researched piece. Too bad that the council rushed this decision through despite so many unanswered important questions that they themselves brought up during the process. The public is threatened not only with losing a historic piece of parkland, but is clearly on the losing end of the monetary swap as well.

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Posted by katm on 11/30/2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

this is why religion is dying... this toxic, manipulative, selfish, controlling and abusive fairy tale has become, at its core rotten. they have no problem persecuting gays... because...religious "morality". the kindness Jesus preached has become so conditional, with so many strings attached, that it's just not even worth it anymore for most of these pretend religious.
for a church leader to defend a pedophile... who still buys this crap???

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Posted by happyfew on 11/30/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Banning Lewis Ranch: $49 million in tax revenue over 30 years

The idea that development of BLR will "add $41 billion to the city's economy" is presented as though that is a benefit. It means nothing. That is $41 billion being spent. It doesn't mean our air is cleaner, our traffic runs more smoothly or the average accounting clerk in town is earning more money or is happier.

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Posted by Dave Gardner on 11/30/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Protest songs from alt weeklies around the country, (dis)honoring a year of Trump's presidency

Without a doubt The Independent has hit new lows in every department. I am compelled to pick up a copy every week and cringe while doing so but one needs to know what crap is being fabricated and reported as "news".

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 11/30/2017 at 2:41 PM

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