Nearly 60,000 people applied to raft the West’s four most popular rivers in 2022. The boating community says the federal government’s process to administer permits is broken.
What’d I Miss?: No matter when life starts, should government concern end at birth?
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | Next >>
A judge may not call it racism, but Colorado attorneys say “implicit bias” is getting people kicked off juries
A proposal from Democratic state lawmakers to address “implicit” or unintentional racial bias in how people are excluded from Colorado jury service is stalled after facing unanimous opposition from the state’s district attorneys. Proponents of Senate Bill 128 argue it would address what they say is a longstanding problem of people of color being disqualified […]
Colorado plans to dramatically expand COVID-19 testing in schools next year, even as restrictions go away
Colorado plans to launch a massive, new coronavirus testing program available to schools statewide starting this fall, a measure health officials and educators say is crucial to minimize disruption to the education of kids too young to be vaccinated, particularly as a new Delta variant spreads across the state. Officials at the Colorado Department of […]
Democrats on Colorado legislative panel kill GOP-backed bill to reduce state employees’ use of nondisclosure agreements
A Democrat-led Senate panel has killed a bill that would reduce the use among state employees of nondisclosure agreements. The bill’s Republican backers say public servants’ actions on the job should be transparent. Colorado Politics reports that Republican Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer’s bill would have barred state employees from abiding by nondisclosure and so-called non-disparagement agreements — with […]
Voices of Colorado youth, amplified by activism and opportunity, find receptive ears with lawmakers
As a high school sophomore, Margot Swetich followed state Sen. Faith Winter to a building across the street from the State Capitol and into a meeting room, where an assortment of lobbyists peppered the Westminster Democrat with questions and objections to the contentious family leave bill she championed. Margot, then just 15, reeled from the […]
Opinion: To recreate a great Colorado, we first need to reimagine the social compact, business and government
In March of this year, Gov. Jared Polis asked me to chair the Council on Economic Stabilization and Growth. With the support of several hundred Coloradans from throughout the state, we issued over 200 recommendations to stabilize the economy at the inception of the coronavirus crisis. Most were incorporated into gubernatorial executive orders, federal legislation […]
I’m inspired by acts of love and sacrifice. But then there are our selfish tendencies.
Taking Our Chances We drive fast cars,We cross the street,We ski in cold,We hike in heat. We fly in planes,We eat fried food,We smoke and vapeAnd call it good. We burn our skinTo look robust,We sleep with strangersOut of lust. MORE: See all of our Write On, Colorado entries and learn how to submit your own […]