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January 19, 2018

Steamboat Today: There’s no time to waste

The news, Jan. 11, that the Yampa Valley Housing Authority was already prepared, just 49 days after the Nov. 7, 2017 election, to move forward with two distinctly different plans that could add an additional 130 affordable housing units to the community’s inventory was almost breathtaking.

January 19, 2018

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: Apple and Trump seize the moment

Apple — the U.S.-based maker of the iPhone and other tech products popular with American consumers — always had a moral imperative to “reshore” its billions in foreign holdings.

January 19, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Crime Stoppers record

Pueblo Crime Stoppers received a record 2,515 anonymous tips that resulted in 65 arrests and the clearing of 122 cases in 2017.

January 19, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Biased ‘study’ says pot helps economy

The Washington Post reports on a new “study” that shows nationwide legalization of pot would create economic growth, to the tune of $132 billion in federal tax money and a million new jobs in a decade.



Opinion


January 19, 2018

Anti-abortion extremists host protest on day of Women’s March, steal anti-slavery language

If you get lost on your way to the Women’s March this Saturday and find yourself walking past the “March for Abolition,” don’t expect to hear any homage paid to Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner or Harriet Tubman. The so called “Colorado Right To Life” organization has foolishly appropriated language rooted in the anti-slavery movement in a botched attempt to compare apples to orange seeds. Demonstrators will congregate outside the Stapleton Planned Parenthood on Jan. 20 to intimidate anyone seeking a wide range of reproductive health services while preaching abortion “abolition.”

January 19, 2018

Proposed federal budget cuts could hurt thousands of CO energy jobs

Proposed federal budget cuts endanger thousands of well-paying clean energy jobs in Colorado. Colorado’s diverse energy sector includes more than 30,000 jobs involving energy efficiency, more than any other part of the energy sector (more than solar and wind, oil, natural gas, or coal), according to a 2017 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

January 18, 2018

THE PODIUM: Someone tell the president, ‘Silence is golden’

Recently, Colorado Politics published my commentary lauding the many noteworthy achievements of the new Trump administration in only the president’s first year in office. That praise is justified and hopefully there is a great deal more good to come from our 45th president and the Republican majority in Congress. However, as we have repeatedly witnessed with Donald Trump, every gain seems to come with a measure of pain – usually self-inflicted.