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Mario Nicolais

Mario Nicolais
Mario Nicolais

Nicolais: Tina Peters’ post-election actions portend a scary future

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Nicolais: Strong local reporters become more critical in a post-truth political world

Recent misleading statements and omissions highlighted by Colorado reporters underscore the importance journalists play in our democracy

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Nicolais: A frightened sprint through Las Vegas casinos proved my point about the Active Shooter Alert Act

My wife and I were swept up by panicked crowds fleeing a suspected shooter. It's time for the government to provide updates on mass shootings.

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Nicolais: The national Active Shooter Alert Act is a step in the right direction

Adopted after another high-profile mass shooting in Highland Park, the bill helps the cause of those hoping to counter the spate of violence

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Nicolais: Demaryius Thomas could not outrun the “minor” injuries that led to his death

This past week lab reports confirmed that the former Denver Broncos wide receiver suffered from stage 2 CTE prior to his passing in December

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Nicolais: Colorado’s unaffiliated voters flex their primary muscle to reject extremists

Last week nearly 60% of unaffiliated voters casting ballots chose to vote in the Republican primary and help stave off far-right extremists

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Nicolais: America is losing faith in its judicial system, with good reason

Friday's abortion ruling and other recent Supreme Court cases have shattered the image of a judiciary above and separate from political discord

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Nicolais: John Eastman is a traitor who tried to kill our democracy

Eastman’s plan to sweep away the votes of millions of Americans would have — and still could — kill American democracy

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Nicolais: Could Colorado GOP candidates win in November? Only if they don’t screw it up.

After a decade of futility, the political environment seems primed for some Republicans to win this year, but it's their race to lose.

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Nicolais: Colorado voters have until today to unaffiliate and participate in the primary of their choosing

Voters can register even on Election Day. But if you want to switch parties or leave a party, June 6 is the deadline.

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Nicolais: Want to end mass shootings? Don’t get distracted by other issues.

Gun violence continues to be a problem in our country because too many people calling for reform have not committed in the same single-minded way gun rights activists have

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Nicolais: My stepdaughter won in the housing lottery that is the Colorado real estate market

Buying a house in the super-hot real estate market in Colorado can sometimes involve some family help, and usually a lot of luck.

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Nicolais: Colorado’s GOP has not learned its lesson on anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric from 10 years ago

In the most chaotic end of session in Colorado legislative history, Republicans lost the state for a decade — now they are doubling down

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Nicolais: Bargain hunters beware — flying Spirit and Frontier cost me plenty

When Frontier and Spirit airlines proposed to merge, I decided to give them a try — and I ended up paying for it in the end

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Nicolais: Our shared communities — from soccer bar to the church pews — make sure we never walk alone

After two years of broken interaction with various communities, it is life-affirming to be back among the people who know me

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Nicolais: The Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act comes spiked with trace amounts of bad policy

By making possession of any drug mixture that contains even a trace amount of fentanyl a felony, amendments to the original bill could pose serious problems

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Nicolais: Easter reminds us to resurrect love every day

After struggling for years to fully embrace Easter, I finally came to peace when I thought of it as an example for my daily life rather than a one time miracle

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Nicolais: The Justice Department turned Kent Thiry into a guinea pig

As the criminal trial against Kent Thiry and DaVita began last week, it underscored what the DOJ is really after

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Nicolais: Lady Gaga turned me to a puddle when she told Liza Minnelli, “I got you”

The singer-songwriter-actress’s deft compassion for the ill Hollywood legend should not be overlooked in the wake of bad behavior by other attendees

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Nicolais: Colorado’s GOP county assemblies proved the party belongs to the fringe

Colorado's Republican Party is being driven to outlandish extremes, spurred by a host of debacles, rabble rousers and a felon

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