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  • GUEST COLUMN: Support humanely raised local food

    Eric Swafford
    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    This morning, I pulled up to the barn that sits high on one of the many rolling hills of our family farm. I thought just how lucky I was that fall was finally here and I was able to look out over the same couple of hundred acres that my great-great grandfather did and see those new...

  • GUEST COLUMN: The moral case for fossil fuels

    Alex Epstein
    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Here's a question for Coloradans to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 88 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I'd wager that most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and bureaucrats directing America's energy policy. This was on full display this...

  • Caregivers of those 
with Alzheimer's 
overlook a key ally

    Amy Tucci
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The recent death of Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR's popular show "Car Talk," from complications of Alzheimer's disease is a reminder that dementia is a terminal illness. While Alzheimer's is just one type of dementia, it accounts for at least 
60 percent to 80 percent of all dementia...

  • FAGIN: Net neutrality is nothing new

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Once again, "net neutrality" is bouncing around the blogosphere. Just this week, President Barack Obama called for the FTC to regulate Internet service providers like telephone companies, citing concerns about ISPs "picking winners and losers in the online marketplace." Nobody, to my...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Under-appreciated assets must not be ignored

    Alex Johnson
    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Now that the elections have been settled at the state level, the people of Colorado Springs ought to begin focusing their attention on the April municipal election, at which time we, the voters, will choose a new mayor and members of the City Council. As an engaged citizen, I have...

  • GUEST OPINION: Ask a veteran to tell you his story

    By Bentley Rayburn
    Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    My father was quite a man. He was an Army chaplain during the last days of WWII serving in an artillery unit fighting their way across Germany. He kept his reserve commission after the war and was a pastor in Wheaton, Ill., when the Korean War broke out. Though a reservist, he was...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Not just one day, but a lasting commitment

    Susan Shaer and Karen Camperby SUSAN SHAER and Karen Camper Guest opinion -
    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Let me to first state the obvious. Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now. On Veterans Day, it's one day to think hard. What do...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Denver Health waiting lists deny Medicaid patients health care access

    By linda gorman
    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    A growing number of Colorado's Medicaid enrollees are trapped in a system that deprives them of quality health care choices. Over a million people are now enrolled in Colorado's Medicaid program. About a quarter of the enrollment occurred in the first half of 2014. According to an...

  • U.N. must reverse the climate change course

    By Tom Harris
    Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Rajendra Pachauri was right to advocate an "agreement to finally reverse course on climate change" when he spoke to delegates tasked with approving the IPCC Synthesis Report, released on Sunday. The new direction governments should...

  • Girls interested in politics, just not as a profession

    Girl Scouts of Colorado -Girl Scouts of Colorado -
    Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    With the midterm Congressional elections happening today, Girl Scouts of the USA's Girl Scout Research Institute has just released compelling results of a "pulse poll" targeting girls' attitudes, interest, involvement, and perceptions with regard to the world of politics. If you're a...