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Trish Zornio

Trish Zornio is a scientist, lecturer and writer who has worked at some of the nation’s top universities and hospitals. She’s an avid rock climber and was a 2020 candidate for the U.S. Senate in Colorado.

Zornio: Climate change is not enough of a focus in Colorado’s 2022 legislative start

Two weeks after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history, lawmakers appear ready to downplay the climate crisis

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Zornio: Jared Polis was right on truck driver, wrong on Walker Stapleton and definitely wrong on COVID

Polis’ decisions on the criminal justice front were bold and he deserves credit. But he governor’s appalling economic appointment and handling of the pandemic continue to be a grave disappointment.

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Zornio: For me and others, escaping the Marshall fire comes with a heavy dose of survivor’s guilt

The wildfire charred more than a thousand homes while sparing others, leaving many to wonder why they still have a house at all

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Zornio: Manchin is the Grinch who stole Christmas, and it’s impacting Coloradans

Sen. Joe Manchin may not be Colorado’s representative, but his actions are a direct threat to local families

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Zornio: 110 years in prison for I-70 truck driver is too much, his sentence should be commuted

Gov. Jared Polis, District Attorney Alexis King and the state legislature all have roles in remedying the unjust prison sentence for truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

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Zornio: Polis is playing with fire, and his mistakes on COVID-19 may lead to a full hospital collapse

As Gov. Jared Polis doubles down on refusing mask and vaccine mandates, a new variant threatens to tip the scales

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Zornio: Meet Marina Zimmerman, the Republican trying to oust Lauren Boebert

After redistricting heavily favors conservatives, the best chance to remove Boebert might be to replace her with a new and better Republican

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Zornio: Keep giving thanks by donating food year round to the 33% of Coloradans facing hunger

Food donations often increase during the holidays, but people need to eat every day

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Zornio: Giving thanks for some of Colorado’s top moments this year

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s the perfect time of year to reflect on what we can all be grateful for

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Zornio: Republicans own the bulk of pandemic blame, but Jared Polis’ missteps are aggravating his base

After thumbing his nose at several core party values, how far can Polis push some Democrats without losing their support?

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Zornio: Broomfield passed ranked choice voting, what does that mean for Colorado at large?

With the state legislature having paved the way, ranked choice voting could go statewide soon enough

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Zornio: The geographical privilege of denying COVID-19 vaccines

As anti-vaxxers in rich nations shun the COVID vaccine shot, many in poor nations are dying for access

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Zornio: Climate change is coming for your pumpkin spice, coffee, chocolate and wine

Changing the narrative on climate change to reach more popular topics such as food may help increase the sense of urgency

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Zornio: Colorado’s 2021 elections are too important to skip. Here are my picks

Evaluating Amendment 78, Propositions 119 and 120 and select local initiatives

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Zornio: Could regulating Facebook help bring Americans back together?

Bipartisan efforts to crack down on Facebook could provide us a renewed sense of community, if not humility.

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Zornio: Fact-checking Jared Polis on COVID, air quality and taxes

How the governor’s interview on Colorado Matters holds up to the facts. There has been intense debate.

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Zornio: Gabby Petito’s tragic death should inspire changes to domestic violence policy

One in four women are victims of domestic violence in America, but change is possible

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Zornio: Sen. Michael Bennet reintroduces much needed bill to fight superbugs

As the pandemic rages on, Colorado’s senator is working to prevent the next one

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Zornio: Could Colorado be looking at a future without cows?

As climate change worsens and bioengineering takes off, Colorado's cattle industry faces an uncertain future

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