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Mario Nicolais

Special to The Colorado Sun

Nicolais: Money drove many Republican operatives toward Trumpism

With their careers and livelihoods in the balance, it is easy to understand why so many went along with the sea change in the Republican Party

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Nicolais: UCHealth’s transplant policy should make the unvaccinated re-evaluate

After UCHealth placed a transplant candidate on inactive status for failure to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, the balance between personal choice and accountability become clearer

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Nicolais: Rationing health care should be a scary side effect for the unvaccinated

Other states have recently adopted official crisis of care standards that provide health care providers more flexibility to choose who receives care and who does not

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Nicolais: Tay Anderson should rethink his Trumpian tactics

In response to the investigation into his conduct released last week, Anderson sounded remarkably similar in style to the former president

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Nicolais: Marriage was the best decision Gov. Jared Polis has made yet

Gov. Jared Polis and Marlon Reis wed on Wednesday, a fairytale triumph of love over adversity

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Nicolais: Death threats to election officials threaten democracy itself

A recent investigative report details hundreds of violent threats made to election officials in the wake of the 2020 election

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Nicolais: Returning to church service in person brought me an unexpected surprise

After almost two years watching video feeds of services from home, last Sunday seemed to have a special reminder for me

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Nicolais: I worked with COVIDCheck Colorado for 6 months — and will always celebrate all we accomplished

Even as COVID-19 spreads, we can recognize the extraordinary work by governments, private groups and individuals to deliver vaccines to Coloradans

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Nicolais: A little advice for redistricting commissions weighing competitiveness

Ten years ago the commission I served on made a simplistic mistake – one that current commissioners should learn from

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Nicolais: Mesa County clerk Tina Peters should be recalled for potentially criminal behavior

As the Mesa County district attorney reviews how passwords for election equipment were leaked from Tina Peters’ office, residents should remove the threat she poses to democracy

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Nicolais: Colorado court lambasts attorneys engaged in malicious election lies

A U.S. magistrate judge ordered two Colorado lawyers to pay for attorney fees engaged in defending against their frivolous lawsuit to overturn the 2020 election

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Nicolais: They almost killed Casa Bonita! South Park creators aim to come to the rescue

With the iconic Colorado restaurant still closed to food service, two cartooning crusaders are the latest to offer assistance

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Nicolais: The Colorado GOP may opt out of open primaries – and into a death spiral

If the party's move sets off enough dominoes, it could help put an end to the corrosive party primary system

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Nicolais: Yes, Colorado, the COVID-19 vaccines work. Believe it.

As the Delta variant spreads, it has become increasingly clear that vaccinated individuals avoid severe, life-threatening illness

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Nicolais: Colorado keeps hitting home runs as Georgia continues to strike out

After Atlanta lost the MLB All-Star Game in the wake of Georgia enacting restrictive voting rights laws, it is obvious Colorado keeps hitting its election laws out of the park

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Nicolais: Calling for the execution of political opponents should never be condoned

Over the past week, accusations of treason punishable by execution has been invoked on multiple occasions

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Nicolais: Colorado’s first congressional redistricting map represents a good start

Despite partisan complaints, Colorado's redistricting map tackles tough challenges and provides an avenue for representation to some deserving populations

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Nicolais: Juneteenth should kick off a fortnight of freedom

Falling just over two weeks before the Fourth of July, Juneteenth is a reminder that freedom is something we must continually work toward

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Nicolais: For the fully vaccinated, the return to normal has arrived just in time for summer

After more than a year avoiding crowds, I have spent two weeks celebrating after finishing my vaccination course

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Nicolais: I’m setting aside tolerance and inclusion today to chant: ‘Dos a Cero!’

The U.S. and Mexican soccer teams bring their heated rivalry to Denver

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