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December 13, 2017

The Pueblo Chieftain: Mayor: Change is coming

Pueblo voters clearly opted for change when they passed question 2A in the Nov. 7 election. They voted to change the city’s current council-manager form of government by electing a strong mayor to be the political and administrative leader.

December 13, 2017

Steamboat Today: Tracking down trail intel

The hiking and biking trails that surround Steamboat Springs are a significant draw for people who choose to vacation here, but as more and more dollars are invested in this amenity, we think spending money to commission a study to understand visitors’ preferences when it comes to trail use makes good sense.

December 13, 2017

The Denver Post: Trump’s lies about Gillibrand, accusers disgraceful

President Donald Trump took his fevered debasement of the presidency to new lows Tuesday, attacking a U.S. senator on Twitter by suggesting she “would do anything” for campaign cash.

December 13, 2017

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Stapleton fights to save employees’ pension

Colorado teachers work hard for their wages and retirement benefits and deserve the truth from politicians.


December 13, 2017

LOMAX: Solar trade barriers won’t help American workers

There’s nothing wrong with a vigorous debate over where, when and how we get the energy needed to run our households, businesses and the broader economy. But too often, the debate over energy policy is falsely portrayed as an all-or-nothing, zero-sum game.

December 13, 2017

BIDLACK: Cases of sexual misconduct warrant fairness as well as justice

As I type these words, the good people of Alabama are going to the polls to decide who will become their next United States Senator. By the time you read these words, you will know whether the folks from Huntsville to Mobile, from Tuscaloosa to Columbus, have picked a man whom a number of women have accused of truly vile behavior, or whether a Democrat was seen as the lesser of two evils in one of the darkest red states in the nation. We are in the midst of a sweeping social change in this country, where men in high places guilty of barbaric behaviors are getting at least some degree of comeuppance. The question before the nation now is whether those men, and the countless others who are not in high places, will finally have to confront their boorish/vile/criminal behaviors committed over the course of years, or more likely, decades. I should warn you, gentle reader, that at the end of this essay I won’t have any answers. I haven’t figured out what should or shouldn’t be done

December 13, 2017

Citizens Budget Committee serves as a check and balance on local government

The Arapahoe County government spends nearly $400 million per year serving over 600,000 residents.  If your home or business is within the county, you pay the costs of that government.  Whether a homeowner or renter, increased property taxes impact everyone throughout the county.  If property taxes go up, so will rents.  Every citizen is affected.  Does Arapahoe County need a new jail, courthouse, and more taxes?  What about its pension obligations?