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COLUMN: Latest tragedy spurs memories and rage
By: - 0 17 hr ago

As is true for many, it's very hard for me to see mass murder on TV. I'm not there, I'm just watching it happen. But I am there. It grabs me, and I...

COLUMN: Can't separate the Olympics from global politics
By: - 0 Mon, Feb 19, 2018

I love the Olympics, in part because they seem to defy reality as a place where dreams really do come true.

But geopolitics doesn't stop while...

Childhood obesity: It's time to take action
By: - 0 Sun, Feb 18, 2018

It's time - past time, really - to launch broad-based, serious conversations about the health of our children.

We as a community must become...

GUEST COLUMN: Friends for every forest would get things done
By: - 0 Sat, Feb 17, 2018

I hope that the outdoor industry, who recently moved their trade show to Denver, has a chance to put aside the acrimony from their Utah experience...

GUEST COLUMN: Looking at the real impact of legal marijuana
By: - 0 Fri, Feb 16, 2018

As I have spoken to constituents about their concerns in County Commissioner District 5, I was thinking their main worry would be roads, particularly...

GUEST COLUMN: Effective ways to control college costs
By: - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

We have a unique perspective on college affordability that not many students or parents get, but it is one we're happy to share.

Our insight...

COLUMN: Investigating the Jeff Sessions 'Anglo-American' remark
By: - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently invoked "Anglo-American heritage" in an apparently unscripted statement during a speech at the National...

GUEST COLUMN: Dealing with an unexpected loss
By: - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Our Colorado Springs community recently dealt with an unimaginable loss - the shooting of four first responders and the death of one of those...

A cost-free way to help make our children ready for school
By: - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

I almost ran a kid over the other day. It was pre-dawn, a wintry, early morning, and I was out for a run. Shoulders hunched, he shuffled along, the...

COLUMN: Freedom and authority and the sinking of USS LST 376
By: - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

The greatest generation is slowly fading away. The VA says that 520,000 survive from the original 16.1 million who served in the armed forces during...

GUEST COLUMN: The future is electric with cleaner air and lower costs
By: - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Colorado will receive about $68 million in "environmental mitigation funds" as its share of a settlement of the VW emissions cheating scandal. The...

GUEST COLUMN: Knowing the power of influential words
By: - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

The Bible says no one can tame the tongue. I did learn that I could choose the right words for my tongue that will give me and others life....

What to know before trying out virtual care
By: - 0 Fri, Feb 9, 2018

We're all stretched thinner than ever due to our jobs, school events, housework, child care and errands - and many of us feel we have little time to...

COLUMN: Discover success as a part of blacks' history
By: - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

The origin of Black History Month can be traced to Carter G Woodson, the child of two former slaves who achieved much success. Although primarily...

Tax cuts will boost Coloradans' paychecks
By: - 0 Tue, Feb 6, 2018

Don't just stuff your latest pay stub in a drawer. It should contain a welcome surprise.

New IRS tax withholding tables reflecting recently...

Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam
By: - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

On Feb. 3, 1968, I was sitting on the banks of a muddy river in the village of Thanh Canh, or as we called it, Tin Can. I never learned the name of...

GUEST COLUMN: Private landowners poised to support sage-grouse recovery
By: - 0 Fri, Feb 2, 2018

If you've farmed, ranched, or owned land in the West, you've probably participated in a few discussions about the greater sage-grouse and its...

COLUMN: Right to Rest not the right solution
By: - 0 Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Have you heard about the Colorado Right to Rest Act?

This bill introduced by Denver's Joe Salazar and Jovan Melton establishes these rights for...

COLUMN: Throwing fruitcakes could be healthy fun
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 31, 2018

It turns out tossing some fruitcake might have been the healthiest thing you could have done this past weekend.

I did, this past Saturday, at...

GUEST COLUMN: Craft a 21st-century plan for Banning-Lewis Ranch
By: - 0 Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Colorado Springs City Council is being asked to approve significant amendments to the Banning-Lewis Ranch annexation agreement. This agreement was...

GUEST COLUMN: Nation needs the BLM methane rule
By: 0 Mon, Jan 29, 2018

By Ryan Alexander and Patrick Von Bargen

Guest opinion


If not for a one-year delay put in place by the current administration,...

COLUMN: Exposing America's marginalized and unrecognized civil rights issues
By: - 0 Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Now that MLK Day has come and gone, we can afford to re-evaluate the new era into which Dr. King led the nation. Many of us remember what America was...

GUEST COLUMN: Recognition of black soldiers' contributions important
By: - 0 Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Each year, we call February Black History Month. I believe each month should be not only a black history month, but all people's history months....

GUEST COLUMN: The importance of access to public lands
By: - 0 Fri, Jan 26, 2018

As the 2018 Winter Olympics get closer, I've been reflecting on my own Olympic experience. I had the incredible honor of competing as a ladies figure...

FAGIN: Economic freedom fights "poor country disease"
By: - 0 Thu, Jan 25, 2018

As I understand nationalist views on immigration, some countries bear a resemblance to receptacles for fecal matter. People who want to leave those...

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