Colorado Springs

Gazette Excerpt: Injured In War, Punished At Home

May 19, 2013
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For wounded veterans with other-than-honorable discharges, the “unbreakable covenant” of government care is cut, leaving them helpless.

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A Colorado Springs neighborhood of 1960s tract homes, apartments and schools led the state in gun deaths over the 12 years between the mass shooting tragedies at Columbine High and the Aurora theater.

The first female to desert during the Iraq war was sentenced to 10 months in prison after she pleaded guilty late Monday during a court-martial.

The AP reports that Pfc. Kimberly Rivera, 30, deserted during a two-week leave in 2007. Rivera headed to Canada when she was ordered back to Iraq for a second tour.

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Colorado is one of the friendliest states for small businesses in the nation according to a survey by the Kauffman Foundation in partnership with Thumbtack.com.

Night Beds On World Cafe

Apr 3, 2013

Night Beds is the work of Winston Yellen, who originally started making music in his hometown of Colorado Springs. But he traveled to Nashville to write the songs for Night Beds' debut album, Country Sleep, in a pre-Civil War cabin once owned by Johnny Cash.

Shakes on a plane aren't all that funny to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Colorado College's ultimate frisbee team last month convinced the crew aboard a Frontier Airlines fight to let them do the "Harlem Shake."

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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced on Monday that the military will extend some benefits to same-sex partners. But the list of 22 items could take as long as eight months to implement at bases across the country, including Fort Carson Army Post south of Colorado Springs.

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While Baltimore may have beaten the Broncos and won the Super Bowl, Denver is more ‘well-read’ than the champs.

Peak Military Care Network

A Colorado Springs Group is launching the Peak Military Care Network to make it easier for Colorado military personnel, veterans and their families to find the help they need.

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