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Kelly Sloan: "Like the realignment experienced during the Trump presidency, the current reversion to form is being driven by the actions of the administration, and the reactions of the party opposite. President Biden has made some significant missteps in the foreign policy arena, and at least some Democrats in Congress are playing cheerleader."

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Kelly Sloan: "Like the realignment experienced during the Trump presidency, the current reversion to form is being driven by the actions of the administration, and the reactions of the party opposite. President Biden has made some significant missteps in the foreign policy arena, and at least some Democrats in Congress are playing cheerleader."

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“All the trees are burned, and our sky is grey. We’ve been coughing for awhile on this summer day. We’re not safe and cool, ‘cause we’re just like LA. No Colorado dreamin’, on such a summer day!”

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Jimmy Sengenberger: "Normally an investigation of this magnitude concerning somebody in a position of trust and influence over children would be taken seriously by senior district leadership.  When a DPS employee faces such allegations, he or she is at minimum placed on leave.  But if you are responsible for hiring the superintendent, you get a platform by his side."

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The American healthcare system needs reform. Even before the pandemic, millions of Americans were strapped with exorbitant medical bills that jeopardized care. What’s worse is that the systemic inequalities in health care disproportionately harm communities of color. 

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Melissa Daruna: "Colorado’s virtues may have inspired the U.S. government when it titled its recently released report 'Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful.' The report is a call to action to protect 30 percent of the Earth’s lands and waters by 2030, and Coloradans have reason to celebrate it."

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Last year, Denver Public Schools (DPS) joined a state and nationwide debate when they removed all of their School Resource Officers (SROs). The DPS decision came amidst and largely because of a tidal wave of fury at police officers in the wake of George Floyd’s death last June.

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The past school year came with the obvious challenges and concerns that Covid brought. What is best for children socially and emotionally was weighed against the challenge of ensuring that schools are safe. The events of the summer of 2020 have caused many to ask if we need police in our sch…

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Gadi Sharon: "The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment’s decision last week to close Sloan’s Lake to recreation and fishing because of blue-green algae bloom brought into stark focus the dangers of fertilizers and other chemical pollutants endangering waterways in the United States and throughout the world."

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Dan Haley: "Fortunately, over the past 15 years, the United States shale revolution allowed our country to become less dependent on foreign oil and natural gas than at any time since John Kennedy was running for president. It’s an amazing feat that stabilized our energy security, re-set our foreign policy, and created jobs and sweeping economic benefits across the country."

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Pius Kamau: "It is incomprehensible that the political class — a profession — doesn’t carry liability insurance despite the great responsibility they carry on their shoulders."

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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…