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Combatting terrorism, global food shortages, climate change, pandemics and supply-chain disruptions requires cooperation among many nations. No one, or even a few nations, can do these things alone.

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Since guns are important to U.S. Rep Lauren Boebert (R-Rifle), she should know that her Republican primary opponent for U.S. Congressional District 3 is a straight-shooter. State Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose) doesn’t spend time like eight-year-olds packing their six-shooters in their holster t…

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Combatting terrorism, global food shortages, climate change, pandemics and supply-chain disruptions requires cooperation among many nations. No one, or even a few nations, can do these things alone.

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In my six years as a Chaffee County Commissioner, I’ve worked to reform how and where we get our electricity. It’s nice to be able to share good news for a change.

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As a Thornton city councilor, I have seen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic firsthand. Through the course of two years, more than 35,000 members of my community tested positive for COVID and 287 irreplaceable lives were lost. Now more than ever, Americans need access to quality, affordabl…

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I think it’s safe to say that most people in Colorado are concerned about the environment, conservation and being good stewards of our resources in general. We care about each other, and we want the best for our kids.

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It’s an election year and we are already hearing a lot of promises from candidates seeking our vote. The fact is that very few of those promises will come to fruition. The politicians know this and many of the voters do too, but candidates still make them and we still want to believe them. T…

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A golden era of quantum technology is tantalizingly close. It promises powerful high-speed processing and sophisticated cybersecurity solutions that could shake up the future of computing.

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As the 2022 legislative session has now come to a close, I am reminded of the great gift I have been given by you, my constituents, to represent you and your interests at the state capitol as well as serve as the minority leader of the Colorado House Republicans.

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The 2021 legislative session is going to be overshadowed by COVID again this year. Within this shadow lies the opportunity to demonstrate the positive role of government during such times requiring stern and invasive public health policies and those policies’ direct impacts on small business…

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As our state continues to struggle with rising cases, the COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the deep structural issues that impact our ability to respond to public health emergencies. While many of the problems we faced last year stem from the Trump administration’s failure to quickly r…

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There are few things like a life-threatening crisis to clarify your perspective. The pandemic, the choices politicians made on our behalf, and the consequences of that combination give us a chance at near 20/20 vision. We just need to put on our pandemic glasses and see if we are willing to learn.

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The word of the year for 2020 could very well have been “unprecedented.” While I’m sure many Coloradans could think of some more choice words to describe the year, that’s the one that comes to mind most often for me. So much of what we lived through in the past 12 months was completely new a…

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For many families, the last nine months have been about just getting by; it’s time for legislators to start thinking about what comes next. Looking ahead, I’m eager to expand on some of our most recent legislative accomplishments, and to tackle the challenges that Coloradans will be facing i…

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With complete control of the building (and all of its extensions), the Democrats on both the first and second floors of the State Capitol might find themselves between a rock and a hard place.

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The 2021 legislative session will begin in unprecedented waters. After the swearing in of members, the legislature will then recess until Feb. 16 in an effort to avoid members contracting COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on Colorado’s housing challenges, with many good people coming up with bad ideas. It’s important that the policy prescriptions we adopt in Colorado aren’t knee-jerk reactions. In the short term, the best way to help renters who are struggling — and t…

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For most families, their single largest living expense is housing. In Colorado, rents continue to rise as wages have remained mostly stagnant. Many of our elected officials in Colorado have been working diligently to ensure that a portion of new housing built in Colorado is affordable. We ne…