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While I was driving across the Colorado Avenue bridge into downtown the other day, a billboard caught my eye. “Less Government, More Freedom,” it proclaimed, touting the candidacy of a local political hopeful. That’s a common campaign theme for Republicans and Libertarians. It sounds plausible — who among us hasn’t railed at the inefficiencies, incompetence […]

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Overseas military personnel from Colorado Springs are being ripped off by Afghani merchants selling fake or low-quality gem stones. Merchants selling rubies, black diamonds and blue sapphires are convincing military personnel that they are buying high quality gems worth much more in the states. “When they discover the truth, they are just heartbroken,” said Barry […]