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  • GUEST COLUMN: The everything and nothing of elections

    Owen Hill
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Ballots have gone out, and election ads, phone calls and mail pieces are ubiquitous. Much like pumpkins at Halloween or Christmas trees in December, we tune it all out or change the channel. And that's OK. Really, elections don't matter. In part because of the transience of those who...

  • FAGIN: Flu vaccine a miracle of science and capitalism

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Influenza has killed human beings for thousands of years. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandparents and newborn babies have all died horribly from it, bleeding, coughing, writhing in searing pain until their last breath mercifully left them at peace. A chemical strand of a few...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Time to find productive solution on birth control

    John C. Jennings and Cecile Richards Guest opinion -
    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Five years ago, something changed in Colorado: More women, including teenagers, began using long-acting reversible contraceptives as their chosen method of birth control. These methods, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), remove the element of human error from contraception, making it...

  • GUEST COLUMN: We want to help the poor, as do the Kochs

    Chris and Liz Wrightby CHRIS AND LIZ WRIGHT Guest opinion -
    Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Politics seems to be the only line of work where you don't have to base your arguments in fact. For example, see the Mark-Udall-for-Senate campaign's recent claim that Charles and David Koch want to "trap. Colorado families in poverty." This comment echoes Senate Majority Leader Harry...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Keep public notices in the public

    Terri House
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Since statehood, Colorado citizens have relied on legal (or public) notice advertising in newspapers throughout the state to be informed of important governmental actions. State agencies, counties, municipalities and special districts post their legal notices in community newspapers....

  • Use of marijuana expands across all the age groups

    By name newspaper -Guest columnists -
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    With expansion of marijuana into the medical and now recreational arena, marijuana use has become more prevalent across all age groups. Recent data shows treatment for marijuana dependency in the state of Colorado for those 12-19 years old comprises more than 35 percent of age groups...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Ballot Question 1B: A dishonest tax increase

    By Jeff Crank
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    El Paso County Ballot question 1B is nothing more than a dishonest attempt to fool voters. Its shameful deception rises to the level of the misleading term-limits language of a few years ago. If you remember the term limits language that implied that a "yes" vote "limited" terms when...

  • FAGIN: Religious Right on wrong side of history

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    How many times have you heard the world is going to hell in a handbasket? That if this or that activity continues unabated, society as we know it will be gravely imperiled? You're not alone. Knee-jerk reactionaries have been with us throughout history. Unfortunately for them, their...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Are we crazy about our kids? Launching the Colorado Paradigm

    By Doug Price
    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Together with United Ways across Colorado, a consortium of Colorado leaders and educators who believe in the critical importance of early learning are using an important and provocative television broadcast to launch a movement. "Are We Crazy About Our Kids?" is a part of a broader...

  • Just the facts: Countering misinformation on the stormwater plan

    By Dave Munger and Brian Risley -
    Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    As co-chairs of a two-year, citizen-
led process that proposed a solution to our community's flooding and stormwater issues, it's important to us that citizens get the facts about how the task force's proposal works. Unfortunately, misinformation about our proposal is being spread...