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  • Human influence on climate not settled

    Tom Harris and Bryan Leylandby tom harris and bryan leyland -
    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    President Barack Obama's approach to climate change is based on an acceptance of the conclusions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. Perhaps the most widely cited of these conclusions are those of the 2013 IPCC report, which stated: "Warming of...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Regulatory state keeps women businesses down

    Heidi Ganahl
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    The president tells us that the economy is alive, but Main Street tells us that small business is dying. For the first time in recorded history, the number of business closures - appropriately called "deaths" by the Census Bureau - outnumber starts. That's bad for the country, which...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Why sportsmen support fracking

    Corey Cogdell-Unrein
    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Trapshooting was my first love. More than just crushing my target, I lived for that millisecond when the explosion of gunpowder swirled amidst the clear blue skies - a speck in Mother Nature's omnipotent beauty. The great outdoors are my escape - my second home. It's a feeling unique...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Marijuana and school failure

    David W. Murray & John P. Waltersby David W. Murray and John P. Walters Guest columnists -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The dose makes the poison. - Paracelsus Millennials are the strongest advocates for legalizing marijuana, but they may be paving their own pathway to a problematic educational future through their political support. Fully 68 percent of millennials - those born after 1980 - want legal...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Community colleges can help solve nation's education problem

    By Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps -
    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    This year, President Barack Obama introduced a plan "to make community college as free and universal as high school." This proposal, which generated support and opposition, is important for two reasons. One, it provides a partial answer to a pressing national problem: the price of...

  • We should return fire to natural role in West

    Bryan Bird
    Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    As a young forest scientist on my first job with the U.S. Park Service, I was directed to set the forest on fire. The orders challenged everything I'd learned from Smokey Bear, forest fire of any kind was an evil force that killed wildlife and left behind lifeless, scorched landscapes....

  • GUEST COLUMN: Budget Committee also tackles reform role

    Sen. Kent Lambert
    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The average Coloradan, if asked about it, might correctly presume that the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) plays some key part in budget work at the Statehouse. But in addition to its traditional budget-writing work, the JBC these days is also assuming a larger role in safeguarding tax...

  • GUEST COLUMN: A topic no one wants to discuss

    Wayne A. Applewhite
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    The recent police vs. black males incidents in Ferguson, New York City and now Baltimore point to a subject matter that has been off the discussion table much too long. Possibly because it has a hypersensitive emotional quotient or because the media, politicians, academicians, and...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Concern and support for fellow human beings

    Guest column
    Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    We are a group of Anglo-American people ("white," if you prefer). We write to express our concern and support for our sister and brother human beings who are African-American (more often called "black" by most in our society). We respectfully request all "whites" who are willing to...

  • FAGIN: Fundamentals of free speech

    Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    What do outrage at depictions of Muhammad, protests against gay marriage, and demands to be reseated on an airplane all have in common? Quite a lot, actually. A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that flights from New York to Israel are frequently delayed due to the refusal...

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