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Littwin: It was long past due for Juneteenth to become a national holiday, but why did it happen now?

The bill creating the holiday passed with near unanimity because of the momentum following George Floyd’s killing, but also because it gives cover to those seeking laws to suppress minority voting or to ban teaching anything controversial about race.

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Opinion: Rocky Mountain has it. Here’s why more national parks need a reservation system to get in.

The parks’ unrelenting popularity is making it impossible to preserve them “unimpaired.” Crowd control has become essential in the most popular parks.

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Opinion: Colorado marijuana business leaders worked with lawmakers to shape bill to protect youth

But are there still significant shortcomings in the final bill that lawmakers passed? Yes. Many, in fact.

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Opinion: Medical science alone can’t stop pandemics. The missing link is leadership.

The same exacting research approach that brought us coronavirus vaccines in record time can give us the tools we need to assess the effectiveness of how we respond to pandemics.

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Opinion: In Colorado, a wildlife and habitat crisis is quietly unfolding all around us

A measure in Congress would result in projects creating good jobs for Coloradans today, while protecting our state’s wildlife heritage for tomorrow.

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Opinion: Will COVID-19 kill the American Dream and help make collectivism the norm?

The village of the future is taking shape before our eyes. Guided by the lessons of this pandemic, we can shape our homes and neighborhoods to withstand the next inevitable crisis.

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Opinion: Patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines would be a blow to safety and health innovation

The move unfairly penalizes health innovators who have worked around the clock to develop life-saving vaccines that are giving hope to the world.

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Opinion: The Colorado legislature’s big health care bill will worsen health disparities for African Americans

It is disappointing that lawmakers rushed to advance this legislation without understanding the larger implications. They would be wise to go back to the drawing board.

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Nicolais: For the fully vaccinated, the return to normal has arrived just in time for summer

After more than a year avoiding crowds, I have spent two weeks celebrating after finishing my vaccination course

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Rep. Amabile: Colorado’s failure to address severe mental illness is a human disaster

It’s time to bring a sense of urgency and commitment to helping these individuals.

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Opinion: Education has an ally in Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden’s pick to lead Bureau of Land Management

She is an experienced leader who understands that updating our nation’s oil and gas leasing practices is needed to support a brighter future for public education across America.

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Opinion: The world is on fire from COVID-19. If we work together, we can put out the flames.

No country will be safe from the pandemic until the rapid spread is stopped everywhere, especially in large countries living in poverty.

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Opinion: Coping with virtual graduations and pandemic depersonalization

When you go to college in a laundry room and you graduate on a front porch, you don’t know how you are supposed to feel.

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Littwin: If Democrats want voting reform, give Joe Manchin what he wants and make him deliver

If Manchin can’t deliver 10 Senate Republicans — the ones he insists are out there somewhere — to overcome a filibuster, he’s got to come up with a new argument.

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Opinion: It’s time for Colorado’s teachers to “know better” about the science of reading

I am energized that the State Board of Education will consider a recommendation to help ensure that future educators are prepared to teach reading using scientifically based approaches.

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Opinion: The mental-health emergency facing Colorado’s children demands an emergency response

The mental health infrastructure in our nation and in Colorado is woefully underfunded and tragically underbuilt.

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Silverman: For Lauren Boebert, keeping up with Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t easy

The main qualification for prominence in the Republican caucus largely focuses on Donald Trump

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Littwin: Jared Polis may be big on emission-reduction goals, but just don’t let regulators try to enforce them

The governor’s threat to veto legislation that would have mandated, not merely suggested, Polis-supported goals shows once again that when he and progressive legislators square off, Polis prevails.

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Nicolais: I’m setting aside tolerance and inclusion today to chant: ‘Dos a Cero!’

The U.S. and Mexican soccer teams bring their heated rivalry to Denver

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Opinion: Colorado lawmakers should block a discriminatory law and help nonprofits and their clients

By passing SB 199, Colorado’s policymakers can halt spending donor and taxpayer dollars on unnecessary immigration checks.

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