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

By: - 0 Sun, May 28, 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....

Addressing income inequality

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Melissa Marts Guest opinion - The Women's Resource Agency has been empowering women and teen girls to self-sufficiency and economic independence...

Clarifications on quarry issues

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Thomas Fellows Guest opinion - Scott Weiser ("Quarry battle reveals resident's hypocrisy") has a weak understanding of facts, property rights and...

WEISER: Quarry battle reveals residents' hypocrisy
WEISER: Quarry battle reveals residents' hypocrisy

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

There's a battle raging in Little Turkey Creek canyon southwest of Cheyenne Mountain. Transit Mix Concrete has a lease to quarry millions of tons of...

GUEST COLUMN: Don't discount the powerful impact of arts and culture
GUEST COLUMN: Don't discount the powerful impact of arts and culture

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

As the executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), our community's designated local arts agency, I see firsthand every...

GUEST COLUMN: The student athlete who can't play sports
GUEST COLUMN: The student athlete who can't play sports

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

There is a widely held notion in this country that the ideal student is one who plays sports and has high academic standards. Colleges and universities...

GUEST COLUMN: Providing the love that a child needs
GUEST COLUMN: Providing the love that a child needs

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

For the past two years, in celebration of National Foster Care Month in May, I have been honored to recognize foster families from communities across...

GUEST COLUMN: Governor should step in to improve air quality
GUEST COLUMN: Governor should step in to improve air quality

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

The state legislature wrapped up this week, with a whimper. Lawmakers failed to deal with something so basic that it's hard to believe our state...

GUEST COLUMN: Don't let outsiders compromise Colorado's economy
GUEST COLUMN: Don't let outsiders compromise Colorado's economy

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

A network of outsiders could bring Colorado's economy to its knees. With heavy backing from out-of-state environmentalists, a group of local teenagers...

GUEST COLUMN: What you should know about dark money, nasty postcards
GUEST COLUMN: What you should know about dark money, nasty postcards

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Wouldn't you love to know the names of the secret billionaires who pay for all those anonymous, nasty, false postcards in your mailbox before...

COLUMN: NIMBY neighbors contribute to animals' demise
COLUMN: NIMBY neighbors contribute to animals' demise

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Lions and tigers and bears are dead, euthanized by the owners of Lions Gate Sanctuary after Elbert County commissioners denied fa permit to move the...

COLUMN: TABOR finally survives another attack
COLUMN: TABOR finally survives another attack

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

One of the most egregious examples of Democrat arrogance in Colorado history is finally over, maybe. Back in 2011 a small cabal of Democrat legislators...

GUEST COLUMN: Fighting a deluge of bad business bills
GUEST COLUMN: Fighting a deluge of bad business bills

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

If there is one recurring theme in the state Legislature, it's the division between Republicans and Democrats over the role of government. Serving in...

Controlling radicals in Boulder County want to stop fracking
Controlling radicals in Boulder County want to stop fracking

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

They call it the "People's Republic of Boulder" as a joke aimed at the perpetual shenanigans of the most liberal city and county in Colorado. But...

GUEST COLUMN: Philanthropist left an inspiring legacy
GUEST COLUMN: Philanthropist left an inspiring legacy

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Recently, I attended the showing of Aviva Kempner's documentary "Rosenwald" at Temple Shalom, that should be required viewing in classrooms and living...

GUEST COLUMN: Owen Hill offers steps to a better health care system
GUEST COLUMN: Owen Hill offers steps to a better health care system

By: - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Americans need and deserve a better health care system, and voters elected Republicans to do just this. Sadly, the conversation has become about the...

GUEST COLUMN: States control public education decisions

By: - 0 Mon, May 8, 2017

Over the last several months, there has been considerable debate surrounding the nomination and confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos....

SB40 would facilitate
access to public info
SB40 would facilitate access to public info

By: - 0 Wed, May 3, 2017

It's long overdue for one of the absurd practices of some Colorado government offices to end. Specifically, Senate Bill 40 has been proposed in the...

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