Clara McKenna 
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Re: “KOAA News5 to change ownership, Colorado Public Radio adds Springs reporter

Public radio and a number of other media organizations make the mistake of thinking their job is to produce news. People make news. It's the media's responsibility to cover it, not produce it. That's why we're in the trouble we're in. Too often, reporters think they know more than the people they are covering.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 11/09/2018 at 5:41 PM

Re: “The Springs looks to regulate Airbnbs, and other short-term rentals

I love the way renters, realtors and "investors" think their rights are paramount. They choose to forget that for most people in a neighborhood, their home is their primary investment and the center of life and safety.

We now have intrusions into neighborhoods from every Tom, Dick and Harry who simply wants to make money. "Sober houses" get away with renting rooms for recovering addicts to two people to a bedroom at $500/head. The same for "students," single guys and others. It's like living in the movie, "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure," with John Suthers in George Carlin's role as Rufus. Or George Carlin in John Suthers' role as the mayor. Hard to tell the difference except for the phone booth.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 09/27/2018 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Pam Shockley-Zalabak inks agreement with Colorado Springs Forward

I'd still like to know what the list is. Last time I looked, I was a member of the "community." Surely it's newsworthy, all the moreso a year after the story. Unless all the goals have been met.

Posted by Clara McKenna on 09/25/2018 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Pam Shockley-Zalabak inks agreement with Colorado Springs Forward

What are the key community priorities that Ms. Shockley is helping to address? I'd really like a list.

Posted by Clara McKenna on 09/25/2018 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Downtown stadium project to be announced soon

Nice reporting.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/20/2018 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Reader: Our country has become a Dumpster fire of hate

With all due respect to R.W. Davis, I see a country where people still care enough to stay here and try to work out their differences with one another. There are still more people trying to come in than want to get out.

I see a country in which elections have taken place without tanks in the street for more than 200 years, an unparalleled record. I see a country where the Democrats chose to lose a presidential election -- and I say that as a Democrat -- and have been whining about it ever since. Not the Democratic party I grew up in.

It's not a perfect place but it's pretty darn good. The problem is the anxiety borne out of an inability to see the future as clearly as we have since WWII. It's no different than the time after the American Revolution, which means it's a time of exciting possibilities as long as people settle down and look at what they have.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/15/2018 at 9:17 AM

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