Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Plunkett: Don’t sit back and let the Aldens of the world commit great evil

Editor’s note: Chuck Plunkett, former editorial page editor of The Denver Post who now teaches at the University of Colorado, delivered this speech Saturday at the Graduate Teacher Program. Plunkett left The Post in May, a month after leading an editorial-page rebellion calling for the newspaper’s owners to sell, an action he describes as the […]

Posted inBusiness, Education, Technology

Here’s what Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in Aurora about startups, AI, Facebook and Tesla

Challenged acoustics inside Colorado’s newest conference center didn’t deter technology legend Steve Wozniak from passionately sharing why he distrusts artificial intelligence, ditched Facebook and wished Apple had moved a division to Colorado long ago. The Apple cofounder was in town Thursday to keynote a business event capping off another year for the city of Aurora, […]

Posted inNews

Colorado, desperate for snow, explores new takes on the old idea of cloud seeding

Cloud-seeding machines strategically positioned in Colorado’s high country have been aimed at the sky for four decades, spewing a compound called silver iodide into the clouds to try to make it snow. Skeptics have been plenty and definitive research was elusive — it’s hard to prove exactly how much more snow falls after clouds are […]

Posted inColoradans, Health, News

Nurses do. Lawyers do. But Colorado doctors don’t have to take continuing education courses

To renew their licenses in Colorado, attorneys must prove they’ve taken continuing education courses. So do accountants, physician’s assistants, teachers, and anyone who sells life insurance or real estate. Physicians do not. Colorado is one of only four states that does not require any continuing medical education for physicians. Not only does Colorado not require […]

Posted inBusiness, Education, News, Politics and Government

Cory Gardner bill would let employers make up to $10,000 a year in tax-free contributions to ease workers’ student loan debt

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has introduced legislation that would allow employers to make up to $10,000 a year in tax-free contributions to their workers’ student debt payments, an effort the Colorado Republican says he hopes will spur more job growth and retirement savings. “I would love to see colleges be able to reduce the cost […]

Posted in2018 Voter Guide, News, Politics and Government

Get to know Phil Weiser, the Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general

Democrat Phil Weiser won a hard-fought primary against state Rep. Joe Salazar to secure his party’s nomination for Colorado attorney general, spending roughly $1 million to secure the chance to be on the Nov. 6 ballot. The former University of Colorado Law School dean and first-time candidate is now fending off attacks from his Republican […]

Posted inBusiness, Energy, Environment, News, Politics and Government

Boulder County fights with finesse — and an all-out assault — to stop drilling on public open space

It doesn’t look like much of a battlefield — cottonwood groves, a small reservoir and farm fields with traffic zipping through on Colorado 52 — but this 10-square-mile patch of ground is being fiercely fought over by Boulder County and oil and gas drillers. Both the county and Denver-based Crestone Peak Resources lay claim to […]

Posted inBusiness, Energy, Environment, Growth, Health, News, Politics and Government

“It is going to be very messy”: Opposing oil and gas ballot measures respond to Colorado’s contentious drilling climate

Call it “Clash of the Ballot Initiatives.” Two measures — either of which would be, if passed, disastrous, critics say — seek to set new land-use standards in Colorado. One would require oil and gas drill rigs be set back 2,500 feet from homes and natural features such as streams. The other would give landowners […]