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Handouts to beggars worsen their problems... city's too
Wide-open panhandling 'sure way to increase crime'
Dismayed about loss of city panhandling laws
Critique of the 4 Pikes Peak Summit House options
Editor's Desk column criticizing implicit bias 'spot on'
Pleased to see 'West End' project coming together
Home-rule Springs shouldn't have to suspend its panhandling laws
2-laning OCC 'will create more of a traffic mess during the summer'
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Being neighborly - easier said than done
'Implicit bias'? Why stop there?
How we'll cover the shooting
A conversation with the ACLU
Sunk by a sinkhole... and more!
Proposed brewpub recalls spectre of Kum & Go
What makes the Westside the 'best side'
Back in time with the Cimarron interchange
Finally! Bridge in '32 opened Ute Pass to 2 lanes
Pikes Peak's first weather station
A royal visitor... on iron wheels
When the city bought Balanced Rock
The mysterious telegraph operator
When Ute Pass was blasted to make 2 lanes
Call General Palmer! But could you?
The man who built the Husted House
Why it's called Shooks Run
The train station for both Roswells
Tough landing at the Manitou airport
Don't make fun of the tourists!
The roads people drove before Uintah Street
Guest column from OWN: Pedestrian access law; city infill guidelines
County taking steps to make Bear Creek Park safer for goats
Guest column from OWN: Concern about city suspension of panhandling laws
Gas and Grass is not a win-win for the Westside
How the West (side) was won: A brief history in two films
Guest column from OWN: Bike boulevards meeting; electronic newsletter
Guest column from OWN: Westsiders invited to picnic; side dishes welcome
Meet a Westsider
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Jami Sunkel (posted 7/20/15)
ESSAY: The case against liberal compassion
ESSAY: History, American democracy and the AP test controversy
ESSAY: Christmas censorship has a long history
ESSAY: Little cause for celebration in federal budget deal
ESSAY: Thanksgiving: So much to be thankful for
REPORT: Climate-change believers no more zealous than skeptics about fire
ESSAY: Football and the American character
ESSAY: Rebirth of the Sagebrush Rebellion
ESSAY: Race relations and law enforcement
ESSAY: Practical thoughts on immigration
ESSAY: The disappearance of the 5-cent ice cream cone
HUMOR: Bringing home the bum lambs
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