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March 23, 2018 Ernest LuningErnest Luning

El Paso County commissioner candidate Cami Bremer racks up endorsements

Cami Bremer, one of three Republicans running for El Paso County commissioner in District 5,  announced this week she’s been endorsed by dozens of current and former elected and party officials — including seven current and former El Paso County commissioners and three former state GOP chairmen — as well as civic leaders and a trio of Olympic shooters.

Colorado Editorials

March 23, 2018

Steamboat Today: Diane Moore a fearless advocate

For 34 years, Diane Moore has been a fearless advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through her work with Advocates Building Peaceful Communities — a nonprofit organization she helped launch in 1984.

March 23, 2018

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: Seeds in the ground

Spring is here and with it the optimism that the Grand Valley is on the precipice of something big — possibly huge.

March 23, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Fort Carson fire response

Fort Carson needs to bring stronger, more urgent response measures to bear on future wildfires like the blaze that flared up in the Midway area over the weekend during live training at the Army base.

March 23, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Save teacher wages; put PERA on a diet

Sponsors of bipartisan Senate Bill 200, intended to fix Colorado’s troubled public employees’ pension, deserve accolades for removing a proposed 2 percent increase in the taxpayer and employer contribution to the fund.


March 23, 2018

CIRULI | Will a wave from D.C. wash over Colorado?

The ever controversial Nancy Pelosi now only needs 23 more Democrats to win control of the House after the victory in Pennsylvania’s 18th District. Although it is clear that her time as head of the Democratic caucus is nearing a conclusion, she remains a powerful force. Democratic candidates in swing districts can get political mileage by denouncing her as Conor Lamb did to help him win the Pennsylvania House seat, yet still take money from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which she helps fund.

March 23, 2018

BIDLACK | Proposed cuts in space exploration are penny-wise, pound-foolish

Did you know that Colorado is a nuclear power? OK, that may be overstating it a bit, but did you at least know that it is home to a number of intercontinental ballistic missiles? It’s not a secret, it’s the 321st Strategic Missile Squadron, based out of F.E. Warren Air Force Base up the road in Cheyenne, Wyoming. How do I know, besides a Wikipedia search? I was there. My Air Force career began as an ICBM launch officer at Warren, back in the early 1980s. During my days pulling alerts, I visited Colorado often, as several of the Squadron’s ICBM control sites are just inside the Colorado border.

March 22, 2018

THE PODIUM | Open court records — to expose sexual harassment from the bench

I don’t know many women who haven’t experienced harassment, but until recently I hadn’t met any who filed a complaint or spoke publicly. Why is this? Because there’s no upside; most people don’t care. Every workplace has a process to handle complaints, but there is little interest in culture change. Six years ago when I contemplated filing a sexual harassment complaint, my husband had the following observation: Four men will get in the room, at least one of them will have done it, and that will be the end of your job. That’s exactly what happened.