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Zornio: Fourth of July fireworks shows should be banned in Colorado

For dozens of Colorado cities, honoring America’s 246th birthday means celebrating with a bang. But given the state’s increased fire risk, declining air and water quality and mental health concerns, should taxpayers really keep footing the bill for risky fireworks? At least eight Colorado cities have determined the risk is too high and have already […]

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Carman: Fourth of July is a chance to finally face some not-so-self-evident truths

It’s Independence Day, a celebration of the declaration that inspired a scrappy people to rise in opposition to their colonial oppressors and establish a great nation.  On this, there is little controversy.  Beautifully written and lofty in its ideals, the Declaration of Independence not only establishes that “all men are created equal,” but beseeches people […]