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March 20, 2018 Ernest LuningErnest Luning

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne becomes third Democrat to submit petitions in Colorado governor’s race

DENVER — Colorado’s Democratic gubernatorial primary ballot got a step closer to crowded Monday as Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne turned in nominating petitions to the secretary of state’s office, one day before the deadline. Her campaign delivered petitions with almost 25,000 signatures, a spokesman said — more than twice the number required to make the ballot.

Colorado Editorials

March 20, 2018

Steamboat Today: Peaceful, powerful protest

More than 150 Steamboat Springs High School students, as well as students at the Steamboat Springs Middle School, walked out of class Wednesday morning in solidarity with students from across the country as part of the #Enough National School Walkout. Students joined together to raise awareness about gun violence and school safety.

March 20, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Challenges await new CMHIP chief executive

When Jill Marshall takes over as chief executive officer of the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, she will face many challenges, not the least of which is a staffing shortage of nurses and other essential positions.

March 20, 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 20, 2018

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: Sunshine grades

Every year in March the American Society of Newspaper Editors promotes Sunshine Week, reminding everyone that government business is supposed to be conducted in the open.


March 20, 2018

BIDLACK: Hey, that’s not fair!

One of the challenges to a twice-weekly column is that my editor, the long-suffering Dan, has ordered me to limit my missives to no more than 750 words. (Dan: yes, that is correct) I tend to be a bit more, shall we say, long winded? For some reason, Dan the editor has declined my essays when they approach book length (Dan: also correct) Happily, since these words are not substantive, they don’t count toward my word count for this essay. (Dan: yes, they do).

March 20, 2018

The real story behind the student walkout over ‘gun violence’

According to the major news media, American high school students are in open revolt against the National Rifle Association and the 2nd Amendment and are demanding “immediate action” to “end gun violence.” There are plenty of headlines and cable news student interviews that say as much.

March 20, 2018

‘Let’s provide meaningful reforms to PERA — but not on the backs of retirees’

Many in Colorado, including firefighters, police officers, other public servants — and especially the more than 35,000 members of the Colorado Education Association — want to see the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association fixed and poised for a solid future. We all depend upon a strong PERA for retirement. However, the current bill (SB-200) moving through the Senate is not the answer. Here is why: