Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

I read about empty grocery shelves while watching birds hunt and peck on my porch. This poem came to me.

The Hungry Sparrows The little birds arrived this morningAt the concrete cafeDancing for their breakfast yetFinding none at their feet.Have they forgotten thatThe morsels they seekAre hidden as alwaysIn plain sightAbove their tiny headsIn the hanging pan whereThey usually sit toEat and chirp in whispersAbout news of worry and wonder; Did you hear about Jose,The […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News

Colorado medical workers are getting free childcare. Should grocery store and food processing employees get the same benefit?

Advocates are calling for grocery store and food processing workers to be eligible for the same emergency child care available to front-line medical workers. As schools and child care centers closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, state officials and early childhood groups launched an emergency child care system for essential workers. They included medical workers, […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

The effort to ban flavored vaping products, menthol cigarettes in Colorado now has a big asterisk

Democratic state lawmakers set out this year to pass a bill banning the sale of all flavored vaping and nicotine products in Colorado, including menthol cigarettes and wintergreen smokeless tobacco, as a way to curb teen use. They won’t get it done.  On Tuesday, House Bill 1319 — which sought to impose the blanket ban […]

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The end of 3.2 beer in Colorado: What to know about the law taking effect Jan. 1, 2019

Starting Jan. 1, you can buy full-strength beer at grocery and convenience stores in Colorado for the first time. The change is part of an overhaul approved by state lawmakers in 2016 to update the state’s alcohol laws from the Prohibition-era standards. “I jokingly say this, but it’s last call for 3.2 beer,” said Kris […]