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The Denver Post editorial: Veterans Affairs must solve its growing drug-theft problem

What a grim story to read the day after Memorial Day: The problem of stolen opioid and other drugs remains a serious and growing one at our nation’s hospitals and clinics for military veterans. Coloradans well know that such thefts, also called drug diversions, can lead to frightening situations in which patients face infections from […]

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The Denver Post editorial: Medicaid is too expensive not to cut and too critical to decimate

It’s a harsh reality — the U.S. cannot afford to cover the current number of Medicaid recipients with the current level of benefits. Just how expensive is Medicaid? Republicans in the U.S. House were able to find $834 billion in savings over 10 years by drastically cutting the federal insurance coverage for the poor in […]

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Denver Post editorial: ICE reprieves for Vizguerra and Hernandez Garcia ring hollow

President Donald Trump’s claim that his administration would focus its massive deportation efforts on removing criminals isn’t proving all that reliable. The decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials early this month to rein in a little-used congressional privilege exposes the hardliner ideology behind statistics that show many of those being trucked out of the […]

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The Denver Post editorial: Polygraphs play too prominently in sex offender treatment

The 25 members of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board need to overhaul their system for assessing the risk of and providing treatment for the state’s many incarcerated sex offenders. Never has that been more clear than after reading how dependent the assessment and treatment system is on the use of lie detector tests, known […]

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The Denver Post editorial: President Donald Trump’s laudable Islam reset

President Donald Trump took the high road in attempting to reset the tone and substance of his views of Islam this weekend in Riyadh.  His reset was dramatic and sorely needed. We applaud the discipline he exhibited in reforming his views. On the campaign trail, of course, Trump’s take on the major world religionwas disastrously […]

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The Denver Post editorial: ICE should honor Hickenlooper’s pardon of Rene Lima-Marin

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to pardon Rene Lima-Marin Friday sends a clear message to federal officials now considering the much-wronged man’s deportation. We hope ICE gets that message, and joins in the effort to finally provide Lima-Marin justice, and with it freedom. Colorado’s three branches of state government — its legislative, judicial and executive — […]

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The Denver Post editorial: Gardner needs to take a stand on methane emissions

Sen. Cory Gardner had a chance to take a stand against his fellow Republicans’ plans to ax methane emissions regulations in a way that prohibits similar rules, but he demurred last week. Instead it was Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona who voted with Democrats […]

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The Denver Post editorial: Tablet computers could prove valuable in helping reform inmates

No doubt, many will criticize allowing prison inmates in Colorado to use electronic tablets as softhearted and wrongheaded. No doubt, many of those who have been victimized by crime will share that view. We’ll say from the outset that, as we take up this question, we definitely sympathize. Indeed, it came as a rude shock […]

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The Denver Post editorial: A smart reform for veterans’ education

Coloradans should take heart that a bill moving through the legislature would make it easier for veterans to translate military training into college credit. As parents and educators of traditional college students know all too well, sometimes even small roadblocks can get in the way of graduation, and the status quo for veterans contains more […]

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