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GUEST COLUMN: Reducing barriers to opportunity requires leadership
GUEST COLUMN: Reducing barriers to opportunity requires leadership

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Each generation of Americans has overcome its unique set of challenges. This one is no different, which is why I am joining other business and...

GUEST COLUMN: Thinking differently about health care
GUEST COLUMN: Thinking differently about health care

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The technology innovators at Apple once urged consumers to "Think Different." It was just an advertising slogan, but resonated deeply with consumers...

Religious practices must always be subject to the existing laws
Religious practices must always be subject to the existing laws

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

In response to a series of marches across the country in opposition to Islamic religious dictates known as "sharia," Colorado Democratic Senator...

Community colleges crucial

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

By Gene A. Budig and Alan Heaps Guest opinion - For all the focus on our nation's schools, community colleges get short shrift. In the debates...

COLUMN: Colorado's Legislature solves a federal problem
COLUMN: Colorado's Legislature solves a federal problem

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

There is a confluence of unfair debt collection, federalism and judicial restraint with connections to Colorado that provides an optimistic view of all...

GUEST COLUMN: Which enviros not to take seriously
GUEST COLUMN: Which enviros not to take seriously

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The bad news: President Donald Trump's pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord will cause ocean levels to rise. The good news: It will be from...

Limitations of state's  legalized marijuana
Limitations of state's legalized marijuana

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Colorado is often cited as the bellwether of America becoming a marijuana nation. With our legalization of medical marijuana in 2000, and of...

GUEST COLUMN: Ineffective use of taxpayers' money

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

By Illan Dubin Spiegel Guest opinion - Emotional scenes of worthy students being accepted into schools and receiving scholarships rightfully tug...

GUEST COLUMN: Understanding the redistricting process in El Paso County
GUEST COLUMN: Understanding the redistricting process in El Paso County

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman presented three options for county commissioner district adjustments at the county commissioner...

Teen job market is crippled

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

By Jordan Bruneau Guest opinion - Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start to summer. But for young job seekers, there is nothing to...

GUEST COLUMN: Time for U.S. to make a move
GUEST COLUMN: Time for U.S. to make a move

By: 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

By Robert Blaha Guest opinion - EDITOR'S NOTE: An original version of this column ran in March 2016. This updated version is published in...

GUEST COLUMN: Losing and finding safe spaces
GUEST COLUMN: Losing and finding safe spaces

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

This spring, I finished my 23rd consecutive Boston Marathon with fractures in both legs that I had sustained during the race. How did I push through...

COLUMN: True federalism could imperil the left
COLUMN: True federalism could imperil the left

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

Virginia's Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe and several other governors have rediscovered federalism in declaring they will act alone to uphold the...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado's charter schools are successful
GUEST COLUMN: Colorado's charter schools are successful

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

When Bristi Basu was accepted into the University of Denver on a full scholarship, it was a dream come true. Ecstatic, Bristi called her mother, a...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado lawmakers model bipartisan compromise
GUEST COLUMN: Colorado lawmakers model bipartisan compromise

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

Our Colorado Springs community relies on strong schools, strong health care institutions and strong infrastructure. This legislative session,...

Auto-correct blunder is an opportunity to establish a covfefe zone
Auto-correct blunder is an opportunity to establish a covfefe zone

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

President Donald Trump again demonstrated his complete mastery of the leftstream press with a bit of late-night trolling. It snagged hundreds of...

GUEST COLUMN: Make roads and bridges a priority
GUEST COLUMN: Make roads and bridges a priority

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 2, 2017

The Colorado Springs Gazette recently reported that Colorado is unlikely to receive new significant transportation funding from Washington. ("Insights:...

Loss of legal services would threaten foundations of democracy
Loss of legal services would threaten foundations of democracy

By: - 0 Tue, May 30, 2017

One of the programs slotted for elimination in the proposed federal budget released May 23 is the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Sounds ominous ....

GUEST COLUMN: Chairman Ajit Pai is draining the FCC swamp
GUEST COLUMN: Chairman Ajit Pai is draining the FCC swamp

By: - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

If you're wondering where the Washington, D.C., swamp is being drained as promised, look no further than the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

COLUMN: Public pipeline maps are a bad idea
COLUMN: Public pipeline maps are a bad idea

By: - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

A 30-inch natural gas pipeline exploded in the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno, Calif., on September 9, 2010. The explosion killed eight people...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado legislators found creative ways to notch wins

By: - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

My takeaway, looking back on the first half of the 71st meeting of the Colorado General Assembly, is that a political deadlock doesn't have to mean...

GUEST COLUMN: Let's not let vaping addict another generation
GUEST COLUMN: Let's not let vaping addict another generation

By: 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

The use of e-cigarettes - or vaping - is skyrocketing in Colorado despite a lack of public information about the ingredients in these products or their...

GUEST COLUMN: Monitoring for invisible dangers
GUEST COLUMN: Monitoring for invisible dangers

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

As communities across the country work to cut their emissions and ensure they are safe from environmental accidents, accurate testing of our air...

GUEST COLUMN: In support of transparency and due process
GUEST COLUMN: In support of transparency and due process

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

A strong bipartisan majority of Colorado legislators came together during the 2017 legislative session to pass HB 1313 - Civil Forfeiture Reform. The...

GUEST COLUMN: Raising awareness on mental health needs
GUEST COLUMN: Raising awareness on mental health needs

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month across our country. Believe it or not, one in four Americans experiences a diagnosable mental illness each year....

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