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  • GUEST COLUMN: Good news, bad news for public higher education

    Bruce D. Benson
    Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Colorado's public colleges and universities received good news recently. Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Legislature (through Senate Bill 1) propose to direct $100 million ($60 million in operating funds, $40 million in financial aid) to higher education. CU's share would be almost $17...

  • LETTERS: Fracking should be a real game-changer; find those who have wreaked havoc

    Letters
    Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Should be a real game-changer In response to the editorial March 19, titled "Greeley shows how fracking stands to improve our lives": It's about to get better. There is a small company that has developed a system to clean up and reuse fracking water, rather than have to dispose of the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Colorado will lose if voters allow local fracking bans

    Alfredo Ortiz
    Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    A report last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City found that Colorado's labor force participation rate fell 5.7 percentage points from 2007 to 2013. This parallels a similar national decline: America hasn't had such a large percentage of able bodied men and women drop out...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Americans need to be able to trust our intelligence agencies

    Mark Udall
    Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    When U.S. spy agencies turn their sights on law-abiding Americans, it is unacceptable and unconstitutional. The fundamental principles of individual privacy and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure - nonnegotiable lines in the sand for our democracy - apply whether it's the...

  • LETTERS: Colorado has taken a bold step; important sheriff's race

    Letters
    Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Colorado has taken a bold step Personal lifestyle is usually risky territory for leaders even when there is compelling medical evidence supporting public action and policy. Eliminating tobacco use and promoting physical activity and healthy nutrition are important ways to prevent...

  • EDITORIAL: Federal officials have cried 'fish' and 'mouse' too often

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Humanity should respect other species and make reasonable efforts to protect them. We don't want a world without bald eagles or wood ducks, so we've rightly sacrificed to save them. But the culture's sensitivity to wildlife protection is jeopardized when taken for granted, abused or...

  • GUEST COLUMN: With Sen. Udall actions speak louder than words

    Laura Carno
    Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Mark Udall was one of the "Obamacare 12": senators who cast the 60th and decisive vote for Obamacare. His constituents were against Obamacare. Had he simply done his job and represented them, the entire nation would have been spared the...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Sen. Udall's contributions have been many and diverse

    Susan Dunn
    Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Sen. Mark Udall has addressed all Coloradans' real and numerous concerns. Whether Democrat, Republican or unaffiliated, we can all be proud of Colorado's senior senator. Unlike other senators who tried to position themselves by sponsoring extremist's policies, Udall proved that it's...

  • WAYNE: Hateful Fred Phelps helped LGBTQ cause

    by name Newspaper -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Fred Phelps was an inspirational civil rights crusader before he gained worldwide notoriety for a phase so hateful and extreme - "God hate fags" - it tested the limits of the First Amendment. Phelps, 84, died late Wednesday. His evil crusade somehow made us better. As a leading civil...

  • EDITORIAL: The 4th District should send Ken Buck to nation's Capitol

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Republicans in Colorado's 4th Congressional District cannot afford to mess around. We hope they emerge from the April 11 congressional assembly with a proven leader on the ballot: Ken Buck. The tough-on-crime Weld County district attorney had been in the U.S. Senate race and...

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