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Carman: Rebuilding from the Marshall fire should be a model of climate adaptation

By not planning for climate change, not working to mitigate risk and failing to build sustainable systems, we set ourselves up for more multibillion-dollar disaster response efforts

Opinion Columns

Littwin: Biden celebrates his big bipartisan infrastructure win, but don’t count on it happening again

McConnell didn’t show up for the party, and the 13 House Republicans who voted for the bill are under attack from Trump, Lauren Boebert and the rest of the usual suspects.

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Colorado will get at least $100 million, possibly $1 billion, from infrastructure bill to end digital divide

As part of its share of the massive U.S. infrastructure bill, the state hopes to solve the lack of fast internet in rural areas. But the digital divide isn’t just about rural communities anymore.

Technology

Opinion: The infrastructure bill has plenty for Colorado, if only Congress would pass it

Roads, rail, transit, broadband -- it’s a bipartisan plan that will help make up for years of neglect

Opinion Columns

Littwin: There are many ways to cut Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill. Nearly all of them are bad.

Senate Democrats will pass a bill, if not one for $3.5 trillion — because they have to. It’s all on Biden to figure out what Manchin and Sinema will agree to.

Opinion Columns

Carman: Ruthless misogyny is behind our failure to care for children

Reliable, affordable care for kids is vital infrastructure. People dropping out of the workforce is a clear sign of a fiscal death spiral.

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Opinion: There’s nothing green about dams. The federal infrastructure bill should tear them down

Reservoirs generate greenhouse gases, and hydro power is far less efficient than wind and solar

Opinion Columns

Opinion: A clean electricity grid is possible, if Colorado and federal lawmakers follow through

Colorado and the West need significant federal investment to accelerate our clean energy transition

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Littwin: Do Pelosi and Biden have a plan to save the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill? They’d better.

Pelosi says the House will vote on the $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill on Thursday. She needs progressives to pass it, and that’s where things get complicated.

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Littwin: Why would McConnell give Biden a victory on infrastructure? If you’re not suspicious, you’re not paying attention

Michael Bennet, up for reelection next year, says he’s happy to run on both infrastructure bills, which he says will be popular in rural America. Guess what: Trump apparently thinks so, too.

Opinion Columns

An upgraded Grand Junction rail yard could accelerate Western Slope economic development

Federal infrastructure investment floats hope for an intermodal train terminal in Grand Junction, which would support Western Slope businesses that rely on shipping containers from overseas while reducing truck traffic on I-70.

Transportation

Opinion: We’re running out of water. It’s time to overhaul Colorado’s storage system

The federal infrastructure package is an opportunity to fix and expand the state’s network of dams, reservoirs, pipes and pumps.

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Opinion: As county commissioners, we see smart ways to close Colorado’s digital divide

Success requires more than just throwing money at the problem. We’ve tried that in the past, and it failed.

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Joe Biden’s plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines and oil wells and support jobs to do it

Colorado Sen. Bennet also has introduced legislation to to clean up federal well and mine sites and strengthen bond requirements for drilling on public lands.

Energy

Councilwoman Ortega, Sen. Moreno: “Building back better” means an opportunity for environmental justice for all communities

We can grow our economy while ensuring we leave future generations a healthier planet and future.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: We can pay for Colorado’s needs if we spend wisely and expand individual freedom on land use

Advancing the liberty and fiscal responsibility that characterize bipartisan, colorful Colorado would make our state work better for all of us.

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Opinion: Investing in transportation is the key to Colorado’s COVID economic recovery

A substantial commitment to our infrastructure would represent a desperately-needed lifeline and send a message that Colorado won’t be left behind in competing for jobs and business.

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Opinion: Colorado’s “just transition” for coal communities needs infrastructure investments

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