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Editorial: One option for Sheriff Maketa

There is plenty of accountability to go around in the scandal that Sheriff Terry Maketa has brought upon himself, misusing his power for at least half of his 12 years in office, creating an environment in his operation that now could cost taxpayers millions in legal bills and settlements. We also should have a consensus… Continue Reading Editorial: One option for Sheriff Maketa

Hazlehurst: Maketa’s abuse of power exposes systemic problem

Terry Maketa hits the spot Three girlfriends, that’s a lot Naked selfie and a tax hike too Terry Maketa is the sheriff for you! As County Commissioner Darryl Glenn accurately noted, Sheriff Terry Maketa’s multiple improprieties in office were “the worst-kept secrets in town.” Four years ago, Pam Zubeck of the Colorado Springs Independent detailed… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Maketa’s abuse of power exposes systemic problem

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Defending the individual voter

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You won’t find endorsements for political candidates in the Colorado Springs Business Journal. That’s simply not how we operate. We’ve been asked and encouraged to support certain individuals, but we make no exceptions. We might take a stand on ballot issues that affect the community as a whole, and obviously the local business scene, but not… Continue Reading Defending the individual voter

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Ballot issues to raise taxes have not historically fared well in El Paso County. So it was a surprise to some when two such issues passed with wide margins Tuesday. Ballot issue 1A, which called for a 23-hundredths of a cent sales tax increase to support staffing increases and equipment upgrades at the Sheriff’s Office,… Continue Reading Business community contributes to tax issues passing

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Maketa makes his case for county Question 1A

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The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by state law to provide services to all county residents inside and outside of municipal boundaries. It must provide housing, food and basic medical care to an average population of 1,430 inmates at the County Jail, secure transportation of inmates to and from court, and respond to crime throughout the… Continue Reading Maketa makes his case for county Question 1A

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