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Colorado can reduce abortions without banning them

Abortion access is back on the ballot this November. Anti-abortion groups will claim the best way to reduce late-term abortions is to ban them....

Expanded outdoor dining should be state law, even after COVID-19

By Loren Hansen As several cities across the Front Range and beyond have been affected by the novel coronavirus, they have turned to outdoor dining...

We have historic opportunity to reallocate resources, not defund, and make...

By Bruce Brown In his 2002 book “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,” Malcolm Gladwell noted that ideas, trends and...

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

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...

Why is the National Guard investigating peaceful protests?

By Alan Kennedy From Kent State to hovering helicopters, the National Guard has never had an easy relationship with peaceful protest and free speech. That was...

Turn ‘tough on crime’ into ‘effective on crime’

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the Colorado state Legislature passed sweeping bipartisan police reform. It took a mere 16 days to pass,...

Denver during the 1918 pandemic offers lessons for today

Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise, with the number of new cases climbing in dozens of states and the U.S. reporting record numbers of...

How can we be ‘safer at home’ without a home?

When I was 15 years old, my mom, my brother and I came home in Arizona to find an eviction notice on the door....

Americans more than America worthy of celebration

July 4th is supposed to be a celebration of American independence and, to a greater extent, America itself. In 2020, this is a fraught...

Coronavirus recovery requires end to environmental racism

By Alexis Schwartz “Safer at Home” they say. But all who are weathering the pandemic at home do not have the same level of safety;...

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