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March 21, 2018

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: Guv should make us an Opportunity Zone

With public input, Gov. John Hickenlooper is in the process of nominating up to 25 percent of Colorado’s low-income, high-poverty census tracts for inclusion in a new federal program aimed at encouraging private-capital investment in distressed areas.

March 21, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Keep class rankings for high schoolers

Imagine what it would be like if Pueblo City Schools (D60) decided to do away with all of its sports programs to protect the self-esteem of less athletically gifted students. The furor would be intense — and for good reason.

March 21, 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 21, 2018

Steamboat Today: Diane Moore a fearless advocate

For 34 years, Diane Moore has been a fearless advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through her work with Advocates Building Peaceful Communities — a nonprofit organization she helped launch in 1984.


March 22, 2018

THE PODIUM | Open court records — to expose sexual harassment from the bench

I don’t know many women who haven’t experienced harassment, but until recently I hadn’t met any who filed a complaint or spoke publicly. Why is this? Because there’s no upside; most people don’t care. Every workplace has a process to handle complaints, but there is little interest in culture change. Six years ago when I contemplated filing a sexual harassment complaint, my husband had the following observation: Four men will get in the room, at least one of them will have done it, and that will be the end of your job. That’s exactly what happened.

March 22, 2018

IN RESPONSE | Coloradans shouldn’t have to pay more at the pump

As soon as next week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin a process, which over the coming months, could dramatically scale back vehicle fuel economy standards. These proposed changes to EPA’s 2016 GHG emissions, followed by a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards at DOT for model years 2022-2025, would hamper growth by automotive and parts makers, cost consumers and small businesses money at the pump and put more emissions in our air.

March 21, 2018

Colorado must act now to avoid the disruption — and cost — of climate change

With every passing year, here in Colorado and around the world, heat-trapping emissions in the atmosphere grow and climate disruption becomes more severe.