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Nicolais: Why I’m an ex-RINO still caught in No Man’s Land

We're stuck with a political system that does not work for most Coloradans, and there's little hope for centrists and moderates

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Pritchett: You’re going to die. So now what are you going to do about it?

Death can be a difficult topic, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. Avoidance is not a solution.

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Opinion: The LEAP ballot initiative can help Colorado kids soar

Colorado has a unique opportunity to help our kids, our educators and our schools succeed, and we must seize this moment to make a difference in their lives.

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Opinion: Unelected commissions and boards are running a large part of Colorado government and your life

When there are big, weighty decisions to be made, we should put the power in the hands of those who are closest to the people and most likely to hear their voice.

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Opinion: 18 years after the Concorde’s last flight, supersonic air travel will soon be ready for another takeoff

It's been 24 years since a supersonic passenger jet landed at DIA. Now, Colorado’s Boom Technology is among the firms that are part of a resurgence in supersonic flight interest.

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Opinion: A Colorado education leader sees opportunity emerging from the COVID-19 chaos

Over the last year, in too many communities across the country, closed public systems have lurched from one crisis to the next, failing to either solve present challenges or imagine a different future.

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Opinion: A bill in the Colorado legislature might have saved my son

When an opioid overdose strikes, naloxone can be the difference between life and death. Legislation could put it in more hands.

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Littwin: Let’s give thanks to Trump and his toadies for bringing the All-Star Game to Coors Field

The big test for Colorado Republicans is whether they’ll join the call to boycott “woke” companies, including the one holding an All-Star Game in the state.

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Opinion: In a crisis, mutual aid steps in when governments fall short

We can start by creating systems of collective care that make the sharing of social capital and resources the norm.

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Opinion: Why too few Black women and girls report sexual violence

As we strive to prevent and end sexual violence, we must start by interacting with survivors in a supportive, empathetic, and trauma-informed manner.

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Opinion: A emergency pediatrician on why a law on safe storage of guns would save young lives

If a child comes to my ER having swallowed a bottle of Tylenol, I can give them medicine to help undo the harm. I couldn’t undo the bullet sitting in my 13-year-old patient's brain.

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Littwin: If you watch the trial, Derek Chauvin’s knee seems to be on every witnesses’ neck

The trial is not only about George Floyd’s death and injustice, but also comes at yet another American crossroads on race.

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Carman: What’s more powerful than a good guy with a gun? A lawmaker with courage.

Former Colorado Senate President John Morse has one regret about gun control legislation — the legislature should have done more

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Nicolais: This year, the April Fools’ joke is on Rockies fans

The Nolan Arenado trade is simply the most visible sign of a team comfortable taking fans' money without returning anything on the field

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Rep. Neguse, Sen. Wyden: Why America needs a 21st century Civilian Conservation Corps

The answer to the forestry debate is neither clearcuts, nor letting everything burn. The answer is putting people to work in the woods to manage our forests.

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Rep. Amabile: Solitary confinement is tantamount to torture. Our bill would restrict it in Colorado’s jails.

Prolonged isolation behind bars is cruel, inhumane, degrading treatment and harmful to health.

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Opinion: A Colorado public option for health care is a backwards step

We would all be much better off by working together to build on and improve our current system than trying to implement one that is controlled by politicians in Denver.

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Opinion: In a COVID-devastated world, the case for a Colorado public option for health care is clear

By reining in runaway health-care costs through the public option, we can protect all Coloradans, especially low-income families, underserved communities and under-represented populations.

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Opinion: Hydrogen-powered vehicles must be part of Colorado’s plan to get to zero emissions

Along with stricter fuel standards for internal combustion engine vehicles, both hydrogen fuel cell and battery technologies will be needed to decarbonize transportation.

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Opinion: If we fight each other over water, we’ll all come out losers

There are no easy answers to water issues in the West. We have to consider all possible solutions and avoid the trap of single-minded thinking.

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