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Rep. Neguse is a vital voice for biodiversity in Congress

After a year of frightening headlines, here’s one more: Wild populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plummeted 68% since 1970. It’s a...

Boebert blocks journalist amid calls of sedition

If there’s a face of the Colorado Republican Party, it’s Rep. Lauren Boebert. So you can imagine my surprise when roughly 48 hours after...

Is the COVID dial dead?

When Colorado public health officials introduced a "dial" system to determine what level of COVID restrictions should apply in individual counties, it was all...

Why is anyone surprised Trump incited a coup?

Mere days after the deadly terrorist uprising at the U.S. Capitol, details are still flooding out like a firehose: A Capitol police officer was...

It’s a coup, call it one

In the aftermath of a violent uprising by pro-Trump terrorists in the U.S. Capitol, Americans are attempting to process what happened in the hallowed...

Our home was attacked Wednesday. It may never be the same.

WASHINGTON — Many of us in our working lives have places away from the office that feel like a second home. It could be...

Insurrection at Capitol followed lies in Congress

The U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was the site of an insurrection. A violent pro-Trump mob stormed this temple of democracy, overran security, battled law enforcement...

What 2020 taught us about being close to other human beings

A friend recently said something that convinced me that 2020, despite how morbid the whole affair was, will leave us with an invaluable lesson. He's...

What is B.1.1.7 and why is it in Colorado?

On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Jared Polis announced the first documented case of a novel strain of coronavirus in Colorado. Word spread quickly, prompting many...

A scientist’s reflections on 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, I can’t help but feel a small sense of relief and optimism. It’s not because vaccines are arriving,...

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