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Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline.

COMMENTARY
Aurora police

Pro-police too often means pro-entitlement

By: - August 8, 2020

The protests that appeared in cities and towns across America after Minneapolis police killed the unarmed George Floyd have led to many reforms of law enforcement. But another outcome is a backlash in which self-appointed police defenders have become increasingly hostile not just to reforms but also, paradoxically, to the police. This malign force should […]

COMMENTARY

Halt evictions in Colorado

By: - July 31, 2020

When Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide eviction moratorium at the end of April, his executive order referred to the economic hardship caused by COVID-19. “Many Coloradans experienced substantial loss of income as a result of business closures and layoffs, hindering their ability to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments and threatening their […]

COMMENTARY

The Colorado leaders who want Denver to look like Portland

By: - July 23, 2020

The deployment in Portland, Ore., of federal law enforcement agents, who eschew insignia and have been captured on video making what appear to be unaccountable arrests of civilians, is a chilling escalation of the Trump administration’s response to police-reform demonstrations in American cities. President Donald Trump himself has said federal law enforcement is needed to […]

COMMENTARY

Mask deniers will get us killed

By: - July 17, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday issued a mask mandate for Colorado. He waited too long to take this action, but the “alarming” — his word — COVID-19 uptick in the state finally forced his hand. All Coloradans older than 10 have to wear a mask in public places now. That will make Coloradans, of all […]

COMMENTARY

This is what Gardner says he’s accomplished. Impressed?

By: - July 10, 2020

Only rarely do Coloradans get to enjoy a Cory Gardner sighting, so when one occurs it’s notable, whatever other news the junior senator makes by what he says, or doesn’t say. Gardner spoke with CPR’s Ryan Warner in an interview that was broadcast July 1, the day after former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won the […]

COMMENTARY
BLM Denver 052820

Americans more than America worthy of celebration

By: - July 3, 2020

July 4th is supposed to be a celebration of American independence and, to a greater extent, America itself. In 2020, this is a fraught proposition. The year’s events have shaken many Americans’ faith in their country. Sixteen days into 2020, the U.S. Senate began its impeachment trial of Donald Trump, who is only the third […]

COMMENTARY
Colorado Capitol

Welcome to Colorado Newsline. We are here to serve you.

By: - July 1, 2020

In preparing to launch Colorado Newsline, the question I heard more than any other was, “How will you fit in with all the other news outlets in Colorado?” Great question. And at first I didn’t have a good answer. But here, as part of this inaugural editor’s commentary, and by way of extending to you […]

Republican incumbent Tipton loses to challenger from the right

By: , and - July 1, 2020

While the main contest in Tuesday’s election was that between Colorado Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate — former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper beat former state House speaker Andrew Romanoff — the primary ballot contained several other significant races. In the 3rd congressional district — which encompasses Colorado’s Western Slope, plus Pueblo County — five-term Republican […]