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Mario Nicolais

Special to The Colorado Sun

Nicolais: My stepdaughter won in the housing lottery that is the Colorado real estate market

Buying a house in the super-hot real estate market in Colorado can sometimes involve some family help, and usually a lot of luck.

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Nicolais: Colorado’s GOP has not learned its lesson on anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric from 10 years ago

In the most chaotic end of session in Colorado legislative history, Republicans lost the state for a decade — now they are doubling down

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Nicolais: Bargain hunters beware — flying Spirit and Frontier cost me plenty

When Frontier and Spirit airlines proposed to merge, I decided to give them a try — and I ended up paying for it in the end

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Nicolais: Our shared communities — from soccer bar to the church pews — make sure we never walk alone

After two years of broken interaction with various communities, it is life-affirming to be back among the people who know me

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Nicolais: The Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act comes spiked with trace amounts of bad policy

By making possession of any drug mixture that contains even a trace amount of fentanyl a felony, amendments to the original bill could pose serious problems

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Nicolais: Easter reminds us to resurrect love every day

After struggling for years to fully embrace Easter, I finally came to peace when I thought of it as an example for my daily life rather than a one time miracle

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Nicolais: The Justice Department turned Kent Thiry into a guinea pig

As the criminal trial against Kent Thiry and DaVita began last week, it underscored what the DOJ is really after

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Nicolais: Lady Gaga turned me to a puddle when she told Liza Minnelli, “I got you”

The singer-songwriter-actress’s deft compassion for the ill Hollywood legend should not be overlooked in the wake of bad behavior by other attendees

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Nicolais: Colorado’s GOP county assemblies proved the party belongs to the fringe

Colorado's Republican Party is being driven to outlandish extremes, spurred by a host of debacles, rabble rousers and a felon

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Nicolais: Severe enduring anorexia patients should have access to medical aid-in-dying meds

A Denver doctor's recent medical journal entry caused an uproar in medical fields, but it is a debate worth having to help ease suffering

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Nicolais: Let’s change our world. We can start with a little gratitude.

Despite a seemingly endless series of dismal circumstances, it is more important than ever to be grateful

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Nicolais: Republicans suing to bar unaffiliated voters from Colorado’s primaries aren’t on the fringe of the party

Many astute Republican strategists understand the lawsuit could harm their candidates, but the action has been brought by people at the heart of current GOP

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Nicolais: Cold wars and culture wars never go away

As the world watched Russia invade Ukraine, culture warriors here in the U.S. reignited battles believed to be long over

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Nicolais: Tina Peters kicked off her campaign to kill democracy

Despite a multitude of legal challenges, the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder could become Secretary of State — and destabilize Colorado’s democracy

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Nicolais: My cousin Matt died last week and must now be in Neverland

After he succumbed to several long-term illnesses, including long-haul COVID, I am sure he is in a place that fit him better than this world

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Nicolais: DougCo Board of Education fails to make the Wise choice

The conservative Douglas County school board majority put politics ahead of good education policy by firing Superintendent Corey Wise

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Nicolais: Stephen Breyer gets caught by the politics of Supreme Court appointments

The partisan fights between presidents and the U.S. Senate forced the justice out while he could be reasonably assured who would replace him

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Nicolais: Twitter locked me out — for a ubiquitous cultural reference

The platform's algorithms flagged me for abuse and harassment after I paraphrased the classic myth of Oedipus

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Nicolais: The death of the voting rights bill could doom democracy

Limiting access to the ballot threatens each of us, even in states like Colorado where our election officials have created safe, accessible processes

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Nicolais: How state Sen. Don Coram can beat Rep. Lauren Boebert

The much-liked and respected state senator will need a perfect campaign — and help from outside organizations

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