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January 18, 2018

The Denver Post: Commuter rail crossings must be safe for Gold Line to open

After more than a year of waiting, all that stands between Coloradans and 11 miles of commuter rail line from downtown Denver to Wheat Ridge is the elusive approval of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

January 18, 2018

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: Exit the echo chamber

President Trump has “engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on a free press in our history.”

January 18, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Finance better roads without raising taxes

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has hit on one of the state’s pressing needs — highway and street improvements — but missed on the solution, which for him means higher taxes. In fact, the state’s coffers are bulging with record tax revenues and the last thing our economy needs now is a tax increase.

January 18, 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 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.

January 18, 2018

FEEDBACK: ‘Primaries make us stronger, not weaker’

It was with great disappointment that we read an editorial in Colorado Politics’ news affiliate, the Colorado Springs Gazette, calling for a preemptive conclusion to our democratic primary process in favor of prematurely anointing one candidate (“EDITORIAL: Republicans should clear the field for Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton,” Jan. 14.) Such strident favoritism for a candidate in the Republican primary is unbecoming of a paper that is quickly becoming Colorado’s paper of record, particularly among conservatives.

January 18, 2018

SLOAN: We need a more rational response to immigration

A legislative compromise on immigration is again in the works, and is, again, facing potential unravelling, following a week that began with a dubious legal decision and ended with altogether unhelpful comments made by the president.