Trudy Lieberman

Position: Rural Health News Service

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The Financial CHOICE Act is needed to create jobs and opportunities for Americans

The months following the 2008 financial crisis were devastating for many Americans. Hardworking men and women lost their jobs, their savings, their pensions, and their homes. But instead of taking...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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Students and school districts benefit from testing

It’s spring and with it comes the time for testing. For many this is a dreaded time of year. For all, it is a time to take sample online practice tests and put on one’s thinking cap. Here’s a...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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Sen. Gardner, protect our farming communities

As farmers in the Mancos Valley who spend an inordinate amount of time outside, we are extremely concerned about the potential roll-back of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Methane and Waste...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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From the Mayor: so many amazing community events

If the saying, “April showers bring May flowers” is true, Cortez should be bursting with color soon after all the recent rain. I, for one, am ready for sunny days and warmer temperatures! In...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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Budget week brings long days, hectic schedule to Legislature

It has been a hectic couple weeks at the Capitol, as it has also been budget week, which is long with many debates. It is too bad that some amendments to the budget can be so contentious that some...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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Is it possible that the American Dream is killing us?

WASHINGTON – It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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The federal budget is a massive national slush fund

WASHINGTON — There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget. After all, it isn’t every day that the White House proposes deep cuts in agency...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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Schools, horses, camels and coal

The first day of spring has arrived and the legislative session is more than halfway over. Last week, we had our first late night of debate on the Senate floor. We have already had some late-night...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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Partnering with the community to support education

As the Montezuma-Cortez School District begins the work of crafting a strategic plan to guide it through the next three years, district leaders are seeking more participation from the public. To...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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Our district’s commitment to success for all students

On March 9, our district board of education, district leadership team, and partners from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Education Department met with Colorado State Board of Education to present the...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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Our district’s commitment to success for all students

On March 9, our district board of education, district leadership team, and partners from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Education Department met with Colorado State Board of Education to present the...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns

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From the Senate: on ground water, coal rolling and charter schools

These have been interesting times in the General Assembly. The worst of government rears its ugly head every now and then. That has been the case these past few days. In my last column, I...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Guest Columns