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Re: “TheatreWorks honors Kathleen Fox Collins

Wonderful person!

Posted by Jah Dave on 06/14/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Racketeering case against Pueblo weed growers (partially) revived by federal court

They're going to find a major problem with the fiction that Amendment 64 cause a decline in real estate prices. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve housing values in Pueblo have increased 22.445% between 12/31/2013 and 3/31/2017.…

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Posted by Duncan Wallace on 06/14/2017 at 11:46 AM

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: “Being Olympic City USA: It's more than just a museum


Taxpayers curious to know more about the Olympic museum and Frank Aries are advised to research it -- my blog has lots of information about it.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 06/14/2017 at 9:42 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: “Reader: Why not choose clean, sustainable energy anyways?

Miss White I think you answered your own question. COST! First there is no money. Yes they could raise the price of elect. service but that puts more of a problem on consumers and many cant afford it now. Second theres this thing called a lobby its where the owners of gas, oil and coal producers pay others to go pay and convince our lawmakers to continue using there products. The second one is a wide spread problem and happens in about every aspect of our lives everything from tobacco, guns, oil, booze, cars anything that may be regulated in the name of safety theres money flowing in Washington and Denver to counter it.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 06/14/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “People living in poverty need more than an increase in minimum wage

An integrated approach to eradicating poverty is a must. When a person has to work overtime just to cover the cost of childcare there's a real problem. This problem is compounded when, as Patience Kabwasa mentions in this column, a raise in given and suddenly a worker in making just slightly above the Assistance eligibility cutoff mark. A person earning a dollar more per hour could result in losing over $1000/month in benefits (income supplemented childcare, food & housing). So a person in poverty makes a higher wage and is flooded with an onslaught of new bills, forcing the person to get a second job (a devastating decision for a single mom) or quit or cut back on job 1's hours, just so the person can go back on welfare. The system is jacked and keeps the hardworking poor oppressed and impoverished while incentivizing a class of non-working poor.

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Posted by Karina B Swenson on 06/14/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Tweeter-in-Chief goes off to war

I am very, very pleased that Twitter allows our president to communicate with the American people without the biased filter of the media. Those creepy people are now trusted less than used coffin salesmen, and every bit of that mistrust has been earned. God bless President Trump.

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Posted by John Howell on 06/14/2017 at 5:43 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: “City to recognize Waldo Canyon Fire Commemoration Day on June 26

I'd much rather they announce that they have identified the true cause of the fire.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 06/13/2017 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

dude.... he reposted basically the exact same statement you just made... are conservatards really this clueless of their own stupidity...

Now that may have been a tiny bit... off topic.

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Posted by happyfew on 06/13/2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Jared Polis announces gubernatorial run amid the oranges

Just another out-of-touch Denver/Boulder socialite. If you want the Governor of this state to represent ONLY the Denver/Boulder corridor then vote for this guy, as he is a carbon copy of the current office holder.

Isn't it about time that Pueblo or Manitou Springs nominate someone who represents the Democrats who think the Governor should represent EVERYONE in this state?

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 06/12/2017 at 8:15 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: “Olympic Museum construction is underway

Not at all - since a major funder is also the owner of a local paper. Gag.
At least this museum I can sort of get behind.

Us paying for an AFA visitor center is not something I've ever been in favor of. Neither is the stadium. And I've always considered it a far stretch to characterize the university's sports medicine center as a tourist attraction.

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Posted by helens on 06/12/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

A good source to read/see the entirety of Comey's testimony is at the NY Times site. Here is the link:…

Posted by LivesLocally on 06/12/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

Please make sure you review the Independent's commenting guidelines before posting.

"We expect posters to refrain from inflammatory and/or hate language, which will be grounds for deletion. Please be considerate and stay on-topic, particularly in comments. Personal attacks will not be tolerated."

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Posted by LivesLocally on 06/12/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “City Summer Fest

Not worth the money. If you don't pay for the wrist band you buy tokens which are $1/ token. Most rides are 3 tokens but I saw one ride that was $7 (tokens), and the wrist band wasn't accepted. The price of the drinks and food is crazy high and they only take tokens. $3 for a 16 oz bottle of water. You could take your own drinks in a backpack and not waste so much money. The rides were ok and it wasn't too crowded.

Posted by Rio Ontiveros on 06/11/2017 at 8:56 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

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