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Diane Carman

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Carman: In this sizzling summer, what’s left of the mighty Colorado River still casts its spell

Glen Canyon Dam stands as a monument to hubris, as grotesque evidence of our unwillingness to face the reality of climate change.

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Carman: No, Justices Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Thomas and Barrett, we won’t just lie back and take it

After the Supreme Court's decision striking down Roe, we deserve action, not just rhetoric, from our elected leaders on abortion rights

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Carman: Colorado takes a tentative step toward meeting the crisis of homelessness

A significant factor in homelessness is mental illness and substance misuse, and it’s difficult to make progress toward long-term solutions without addressing them.

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Carman: Take it from Enrique, high gas prices don’t have to ruin your life

Sure, electric cars are good for the environment. But they're also fun to drive and save you money you would have spent at the pump.

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Carman: Even in Colorado, women’s rights, human rights are under siege

Despite relentless political spin, abortion bans have nothing to do with life and everything to do with controlling women. 

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Carman: Don’t touch that towel and other rules for selling your house while the world is in chaos

Downsizing seemed like a great idea until I actually had to confront decades of treasures and other belongings to stage and sell my house.

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Carman: The University of Colorado could use a hero. We can only hope Todd Saliman is up to the challenge.

Saliman is clearly qualified to be CU president. But it's too bad regents decided we don't need to about the other candidates for the job.

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Carman: Suncor’s days of beguiling regulators and befouling our air at last may be numbered

EPA finally has started paying attention, thanks to intense pressure from environmental organizations, community advocates and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette.

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Carman: Backcountry with a side of bacon is a soulful alternative to the corporate ski experience

As traditional ski resorts have become more crowded and expensive, the allure of backcountry skiing has grown. Bluebird Backcountry offers a safe way to learn the sport.

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Carman: Prying the leaf blowers from Coloradans’ cold, dead hands

Senate Bill 138 would make selling gas-power lawn mowers and leaf blowers illegal in some parts of Colorado. They are a plague to our health and our hearing.

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Carman: Ranked-choice voting could make our political process a little less awful

Ranked-choice voting makes political campaigns more civil, even if it’s only because of candidates' self-interest

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Carman: Face it Colorado, no matter how wolves are reintroduced, there will be blood

Restoring wolves to Colorado will be more complicated — and a whole lot more expensive — than anybody anticipated back in 2020.

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Carman: Rebuilding from the Marshall fire should be a model of climate adaptation

By not planning for climate change, not working to mitigate risk and failing to build sustainable systems, we set ourselves up for more multibillion-dollar disaster response efforts

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Carman: As 2022 begins, vaccines, EVs and the allure of the cosmos give us much to celebrate

There's some good news looming on COVID-19 vaccines, the spread of electric vehicles and the cosmos, if we care to look for it

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Carman: This year, let’s shutter the Christmas dream factory, quit worrying about snow and just have fun

How my family quit the gift-giving orgy cold turkey and discovered that the real gift was spending time with each other

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Carman: Crumbley family puts the lie to the myth of the ‘responsible gun owner’

It’s an insult to the grieving parents of yet another school shooting to even attempt to make a case about responsible gun ownership

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Carman: Nearly 2 years into COVID, the kids have gone feral and teachers are their prey

Overwhelmed faculty members are pleading with parents to help the kids to stop acting like sociopaths and relearn basic social skills

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Carman: Hostility is all around us, but we don’t have to be addicted to outrage

Amid ongoing anger over COVID-19 and the presidential election, public officials have been threatened, flight attendants have been assaulted and hatred is spreading

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Carman: Ruthless misogyny is behind our failure to care for children

Reliable, affordable care for kids is vital infrastructure. People dropping out of the workforce is a clear sign of a fiscal death spiral.

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Carman: Take it from a former vaccine skeptic, COVID is the “real deal”

A river guide thought COVID was overblown until he wound up in the hospital with a bad case. Now he's eager to get vaccinated

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