Opinion

Jury duty

Jury duty is hardly ever convenient. Nearly every juror has something he or she would rather be doing. The notice comes, a potential juror rearranges other obligations, and often, the trial is...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School survey Kudos to all who took the time to weigh in

Re-1’s recent survey about the four-day school week received a phenomenal 1,680 responses, many of them from students.That response, in itself, is a praiseworthy accomplishment. Each survey...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Teaching native languages

Colorado’s Native American culture is an important underpinning of the state’s identity, both in terms of the rich legacy past inhabitants have left and in the tribal communities across the state...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Stable families

More than half of births to women under 30 now occur outside marriage, and four of every 10 children in this country are born to parents who are not married.That statistic comes from a study by...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School days

Most children, offered the choice between four days of school each week or five, will think that a shorter week is a fine idea precisely because it comes with a longer weekend.Adults, given the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Good Samaritans

As important as they can be for economic development and providing critical natural resources, extractive activities such as mining come with a cost that historically has extended well beyond the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Budget

President Barack Obama has proposed a budget in which the federal government’s budgeted expenses and projected revenues will not intersect — not next fiscal year, not in his hoped-for next term,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Muting super PACs

A heartening new rule of engagement has developed in at least one U.S. Senate race, and it might be spreading.Republican Sen. Scott Brown, of Massachusetts, and Democratic challenger Elizabeth...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Police misconduct records

State and local governments face a challenge in balancing public access to information against protecting the privacy of their employees. In attempting to strike that balance, there is a strong...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Jobs, Factories and Politics

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama advocated tax policy changes to boost U.S. manufacturing. The idea is to create and keep well-paying manufacturing jobs in this country. It is a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Republican caucuses

Colorado Republicans have an opportunity Tuesday to join the political fray by participating in their neighborhood caucus. With a contest to gain the party’s nomination for president that has set...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health care

There are two distinct but inextricably related tracks that have made health care such a prominent issue for lawmakers at all levels of government: the rising number of uninsured, and the rising...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Editorials