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September 20, 2018 Vince BzdekVince Bzdek

State Debate: Your chance to give candidates for all Colo.’s major offices a piece of your mind

The Gazette, Colorado Politics and KOAA News5 will host the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and state treasurer — all in one place for the first time — on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Colorado Editorials

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 19, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: CSU-Pueblo’s hunt for more students

Administrators at Colorado State University-Pueblo want more students to go to their university. So they’re bringing the university to those students.

September 19, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Stapleton’s policies benefit minorities

We get it. The gubernatorial race should be about race. It could bode well for Republican Walker Stapleton if voters focus on economic policy.

September 15, 2018

Boulder Daily Camera: Gun proclamations

The polarized nature of gun issues recently came into focus in Longmont.


September 20, 2018

BIDLACK | Maybe taking a political stand isn’t so bad for business after all

Recently the athletic-wear maker Nike made news by making Colin Kaepernick the face of a new ad campaign. Kaepernick, you will recall, is the now-out-of-work NFL quarterback who, by taking a knee during the national anthem, started a wave of protests which outraged many on the right. So, it was certainly a surprise to many to see the face of Mr. Kaepernick prominently placed in an advertising campaign to sell shoes.

September 20, 2018

Xcel does an end run on the legislature — with an assist from Colorado’s PUC

When the Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently approved Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan, the commissioners made a highly politicized decision that ignored economic reality, bypassed the state legislature and allowed the company to break its promise to save customers money. Coloradans should be troubled not just by the plan itself, but by how it won approval through an end-run of the democratic process.

September 19, 2018

THE PODIUM | Ten years in radio — thanks to free speech on campus

It was the summer before 8th grade (2003), a couple months before I turned 13. We were on a family vacation in my hometown of Albany, New York. After golfing with my grandfather, a familiar voice emanated from the car radio – familiar not because I really knew who Rush Limbaugh was, but because Grandpa had long been a “Dittohead.” The show lit my curiosity and sparked a vigorous, lengthy conversation.