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School funding

A Denver judge ruled last Friday that Colorado’s public education system is “seriously underfunded.” In Lobato vs. State of Colorado, District Judge Sheila Rappaport did not go so far as to endorse...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Unneeded limits on Plan B Politics trumps science in Sebelius’ decision

Rare is the time when politics and medicine mix well, but that seldom prevents various interests from using the former to influence the latter. Nowhere is that tendency more problematic than in...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Mineral rights disclosure Information a plus for property owners

For those who have lived in Southwest Colorado for any length of time, it might not seem odd that property ownership does not extend to that which lies beneath the surface of that land, and that...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Even without the scandals, Herman Cain probably was not going to be elected president. He was too much an outsider; his campaign was too long a shot, and the Republican field was too...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Post offices

A century ago, information was a physical commodity, and the U.S. Postal Service delivered it, providing a connection between individuals and the larger world. Over the years, though, homes...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Legislative boundaries

The protracted and partisan discussion about how to redraw the Colorado legislative district boundaries has taken several turns since the process began last summer, arriving at an almost-conclusion...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials


As expected, Black Friday (which seems to have jumped the gun late on Thankful Thursday) provided plenty of examples of how not to act in this season of goodwill or at any other time of the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

A holiday dedicated to gratitude

While the Iraq war is winding down, thousands of Americans are still in danger there, in Afghanistan and around the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and to their families this...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Health insurance

There has been little good economic news for most Americans in recent months, if not years, with unemployment numbers at troublingly high levels, debt crises sweeping the globe with corresponding...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Farm safety

Children growing up on or around farms and ranches have been participating in agricultural work for thousands of years. With that in mind, the U.S. Department of Labor should rethink its proposal...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

School lunches Congress refuses to eat its vegetatbles

Convincing a child that it is in their best interest to set aside the French fries and pick up a celery stick is never an easy proposition. But arming children with congressional backing of their...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Child sexual abuse

If there’s any good to come out of last week’s revelations of child sexual abuse by a former Penn State assistant football coach, it is that nearly everyone who has heard the stories is...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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