Reader: Marijuana Isn’t the Real Problem in Colorado Springs

email Print Article AA Have marijuana grows replaced meth houses as a scourge in Colorado communities? That’s the view of Detective M. Adam Hughes, who says he hasn’t found a meth lab inside a house in over three years during his work with the Colorado Springs Police Department. Instead, he now gets complaints about large-scale marijuana grows inside neighborhood homes. But some readers don’t think that’s the big problem in Colorado Springs. Says Scott: The real issue in the Springs is how maryjuana is turning good Christian children away from Sunday School and onto evils such as women’s marches, gluten-free breads, and gay weddings. Notes Leon: That’s what an eighty-plus-year-old… Read More

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Homeless housing project in Lakewood receives initial federal approval

Federal officials have approved an initial plan to provide housing to the homeless and families in need of a transitional shelter at a 59-acre site adjacent to the Federal Center in Lakewood. The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless got word from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week that it can move ahead with submitting to the government a detailed financing and operational plan for what could be a 500- to 600-unit, $120 million affordable housing initiative — one of the largest projects of its kind in the metro area. The deadline for submitting that plan is March 9, after which the organization could take possession of… Read More

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