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Carman: The moon landing’s legacy: a generation with pie-in-the-sky ambitions

The summer of 1969 was a wild one.  Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft dodging and in the process the court legitimized J. Edgar Hoover’s wiretapping of the African American icon’s phones for so-called “national security” reasons. Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge and into a pond at Chappaquiddick, which killed Mary Jo […]

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A breakdown of the latest campaign cash reports shows big money — and big spending — in Colorado

A year and a half before the 2020 election, the money race continues to define the top-tier political contests in Colorado. The candidates — from president to Congress — are spending significant time raising money to show support and viability in what is expected to be a long and expensive campaign.  Here are five takeaways […]

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Opinion: Colorado’s Dreamers deserve our action to secure their futures

Summit County, high in the beautiful mountains of central Colorado, is my home. Over the last 25 years, my rural, resort-town community, like the rest of Colorado, experienced an influx of foreign-born migrants.  Like countless immigrants before them, they came to America with the dream of making a better life for themselves and their families.  […]

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Nicolais: Colorado Republicans must move from “r-e-c-a-l-l” to “r-e-b-u-i-l-d”

A picture of state Sen. Brittany Pettersen surrounded by volunteers recently popped up in my social media feed. Packed several rows deep and bridging a city street, the volunteers congregated to help Pettersen battle a nascent recall campaign against her. The picture and its context exposed the divergent effects recent recall efforts have had in […]

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Opinion: By slowing growth, Lakewood enacts Colorado’s strongest climate action plan

Lakewood voters should be applauded across Colorado this week — the wrecking ball of growth steamrolling our state has finally met its match at the ballot box.  By a six-point margin on July 2, Lakewood voters enacted a “Slow Growth” ordinance that restricts the amount of new residential development in the city.  This kind of […]

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Opinion: Colorado rivers and water security — worth the investment

Reports continue to flow into newspapers across Colorado about the record snowpack and stream flows we’re experiencing. We’re incredibly fortunate for this year’s wet weather, but we know that we can’t rely on unpredictable weather patterns to get us out of the drought, water shortages and low river flows we’ve experienced for most of the […]