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September 24, 2018 Erin PraterErin Prater

Hickenlooper, Kasich team up again — this time against Trump’s trade war

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Ohio Gov. John Kasich penned a letter Monday urging the Trump administration to put an end to a trade war they contend hurts U.S. industries and leaves “large numbers of our citizens worse off.” 

Colorado Editorials

September 21, 2018

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: An ineffective agency

The Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors debacle is not an “all’s well that ends well” story.

September 21, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Tingle your tastebuds at chile fest

Get ready to feel the burn. Sponsored by Loaf ’N Jug, the 24th annual Chile and Frijoles Festival kicks off this afternoon on the stretch of Union Avenue between City Center Drive and B Street.

September 21, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Pelosi targets Coffman with sleazy campaign

The Aurora-based VA Medical Center opened five years behind schedule and $1 billion over budget this summer. It provides fewer beds and services than the old facility. The boondoggle symbolizes government dysfunction.

September 19, 2018

Steamboat Pilot & Today: Vote ‘yes’ on 2B

Since voters first approved the half-cent sales tax for public education in 1993, more than $61 million has gone to support public schools in Steamboat Springs and Routt County. That funding has helped elevate the Steamboat school system into one of Colorado’s best.


September 24, 2018

HUDSON | Increasingly affordable, reliable renewable energy isn’t so scary anymore

Technology develops in accordance with an ethos and logic impervious to ideology. Politicians on both the right and left have been badly burned in recent years by staking policy positions presuming tomorrow will look a lot like today. Whatever you may believe about evolution in the biological realm, technology changes incrementally in response to the application of human ingenuity. This all came to mind as I listened to speakers at a workshop on Colorado’s energy resilience earlier this week at the law offices of Faegre and Benson in Denver.

September 24, 2018

IN RESPONSE | Colorado must invest more in quality child care

Although Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (“EPIC”) agrees with Kelly Sloan that creating child care savings accounts could help families afford quality child care, that mechanism cannot serve, contrary to Sloan’s assertion, as an alternative to increasing direct public investment in child care (“SLOAN | Time has come for child-care savings accounts in Colorado,” Aug. 6). Instead, the economics of child care — for both families and providers — requires an “all of the above” strategy to ensure that high-quality care is both available and affordable for all Colorado families.

September 21, 2018

SLOAN | Will Colorado’s centrist Democrats join national lurch to the left?

The Democratic Party, like most political parties that feel themselves on the verge of some sweeping victory, is having an uneasy conversation with itself, to say the least. The radicals, intoxicated on revolutionary fervor and smelling blood in the water, seem to be convinced that the new age has finally dawned, and the time is ripe for a general uprising. They get this way every couple of years or so, of course, but this time they appear to be making a concerted effort at mutiny, pulling the Democratic Party as far left as their zeal enables. So how will this impact the Democrats’ electoral fortunes, not only this time around, but in coming years?