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#ICYMI, Colorado Rep. Leslie Herod told Elle, ‘We need more voices here, more kinds of voices’

Did you catch a local friendly face in Elle magazine back in January? OK, I saw it on Twitter today. There’s state Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver right there in a big-time international fashion magazine. The piece is called “Why I ran,” a first-person narrative she shared with writers Mattie Kahn and Nana Agyemang. You can […]

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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 Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: Things aren’t adding up at Interior headquarters

Returning power to the people has been a recurring theme of the Trump administration since the president delivered his inaugural address back in January. When Congress rolled back the Bureau of Land Management’s new resource management planning rule in March, lawmakers cited diminished opportunities for state and local government input as a big reason. “This […]

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The Colorado Springs Gazette editorial: Activists target ‘Big Wind’ in war against energy

A Washington headline Wednesday asks “Is ‘Big Wind’ making people sick?” “Everyone would be well served if Colorado led the way on the study of health impacts of commercial scale wind projects,” the article states, explaining Colorado’s aggressive embrace of wind turbines. We know only this: The war on energy will not end. No new […]

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State tax chief Barbara Brohl stepping down, awaits ‘what the universe will involve me in next!’

Colorado’s top tax collector is moving on, but it’s not clear where. The governor’s office announced this week that Barbara Brohl is stepping down in August as executive director for the Colorado Department of Revenue. Six years on the job, Brohl oversaw the Department of Revenue’s taxation division, the Division of Motor Vehicles, the state […]

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Congress to consider naming southwest Colorado peaks after legendary local climbers Fowler and Boskoff

Congress is considering naming two peaks in southwest Colorado after two famous local climbers killed in an avalanche in Tibet in 2006, Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff. Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez have introduced a bill to designate two unnamed 13,000-foot peaks about 10 miles southwest of […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: A revitalizing pause

For nine months out of the year, the majority of Grand Valley families are on school time. Daily lives revolve around school bells. When the school year ends, as it did Wednesday, it’s a natural yardstick in time because it alters the established order of things. Graduating seniors especially can identify with the sense that […]

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Steamboat Today editorial: Lessons on acceptance

Steamboat Springs High School students and staff celebrated their differences and their similarities during the school’s first-every Diversity Week May 15 to 19. The observance was kicked off with a school-wide assembly featuring a presentation by Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender athlete to compete on a Division 1 men’s college sports team. The Harvard […]

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