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I’m going to be blunt: Racism has no place in the business community; it has no place in Colorado Springs — the city where everyone is welcome. And it has zero place at an event sponsored any of our newspapers.

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The death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has set off a wave of grief, anguish and anger in Colorado Springs and across the globe. Americans witnessed yet another person of color killed at the hands of law enforcement.

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Our hardworking staff has been taking steps to support our community during the coronavirus crisis.1) A majority of our 100-person staff (50 full time, and 50 part time) now works from home. All delivery drivers wear gloves. And since the press is mechanical, human hands don’t touch the Indy…

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This is about making sure our voices are heard. Loudly. And repeatedly. This is about showing up and shaping our city.

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I am writing to explain to readers how and why I got involved with the "Colorado Springs Citizens For A Congressman Who Won't Chicken Out" campaign.

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Today we place Anschutz on notice that he must play fair, for previous Gazette owners have often acted like bullies.

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We joked about whose constituency would be more pissed if we actually worked together one day.

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The Independent and Focus on the Family will join together to promote foster parenting in our community.

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I am unabashedly prejudiced when it comes to whether Richard Skorman should serve as our first strong mayor.

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Next week, the Independent launches Give! 2010, our second annual end-of-year, community-wide, giving-back campaign.

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Next month, the Indy will release its endorsements for Senate and we want your input.

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We're blessed with the opportunity to make three new hires.

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Longtime readers know the Independent routinely accepts ads that promote religion, atheism, pacifism, veganism, pig roasts, violent movies, peace marches, kickboxing, politicians we've endorsed, and those we've condemned.

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The Independent depends on its readers, advertisers and employees for its success. One of the best measures of that success is when we can help worthwhile people and organizations.

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We're borrowing the concept back from our sister newsweekly in Portland, Ore.

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During the 1990s, the Pikes Peak region's population swelled by 25 percent. But that net gain of 100,000 masked our transitory nature. During that decade, about 300,000 people moved here while 200,000 departed.

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Over the next few years, approximately 25,000 more soldiers and their family members will relocate to southern Colorado, due to Department of Defense base-realignment decisions.

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Why the Independent is sponsoring the Fort Carson Expansion Town Hall

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Our managing editor extra-ordinaire, Vanessa Martinez, will soon return to Fort Collins to help launch the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative newsweekly scheduled to debut this October. With her departure, the Independent seeks to fill one of the most important, challenging and fun job…

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Shame on the Gazette for casting aspersions on the motivations of longtime civic leaders Mary Ellen McNally and Ann Oatman-Gardner in last Sunday's spiteful editorial ("D-11 recall backers have suspect motives," Metro, p. 8).