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DACA is threatened by Senate inaction

By: - September 4, 2020

By Alejandro Flores-Munoz In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration did not have the authority to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the manner that it did. Introduced in 2012, DACA offers temporary protection to select undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. With […]


Colorado should live up to its responsibility as The Headwaters State

By: - September 1, 2020

By Ean Thomas Tafoya and Hannah Collazo The pandemic has revealed much about the inequities that plague our nation, the resiliency of our communities, and that health is tied to zip code. Now is the time for our lawmakers to enact policies that protect the health and wellbeing of their constituents on the frontlines who […]


Trust science to get us through pandemic

By: - August 31, 2020

By Angelina Romasanta The United States is known for breaking records, but this record is troubling: Just recently, the United States reached over 60,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. This brings the total number of cases in the United States to about 6 million and over 183,000 deaths. The more the death rate […]


Colorado should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

By: - August 12, 2020

By Sheela Mahnke How do you know it’s summer in Colorado? Sadly, it’s not just because of the beauty of the hikes you might be taking or the wonderful camping experiences you might be having. Often, it’s because our highways, news outlets, and social media feeds are filled with ozone warnings asking us to limit […]


Green space is essential during the pandemic. Not all Denverites have equitable access to it.

By: - August 7, 2020

By Kristi Roybal As public officials continue to urge Denver residents to stay home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many of us may be walking our neighborhood streets and using our local parks more often. The pandemic puts green space front and center as a necessary urban amenity to deal with the current restrictions […]


Sen. Gardner must stand for Coloradans over politics by supporting the HEROES Act

By: - August 4, 2020

By Rachel Wall I thought things couldn’t get worse when Colorado suddenly shut down on March 24 with little directive from the government on how to proceed. Now, when our government has the opportunity to help its citizens, our senator, Cory Gardner, continues to let us down by not pushing for the next COVID relief […]


Mismanagement in oil and gas drilling exposed in Extraction bankruptcy

By: - August 3, 2020

By Lizzie Lario The Extraction Broomfield project, which we have been told produces natural gas and oil primarily for export outside of the United States, has left a permanent scar on me, my family and my community. The company and its lobbyists demanded we allow this high-risk drilling process near my home then, weeks later, […]