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The state’s hospitality and event industry is thanking Gov. Jared Polis for granting them a new lease on life. A coalition of trade groups representing hotels, special-event operators, performance venues and related businesses announced Friday that the governor and his health officials have … Read more

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Now that even the Biden administration has declared its support for standardized testing for school kids nationwide following a year of stunted “remote learning,” you might think testing’s largely Democratic Colorado critics would stand down. Instead, they are searching for loopholes in the … Read more

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“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free.” – Aldo Leopold, “A Sand County Almanac” Read more

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Since COVID’s arrival in Colorado about a year ago, our state’s schoolteachers have proven themselves again and again to be resilient, diligent, innovative, adaptable and dedicated to our children. In short, they have done a remarkable job persevering amid the pandemic. Read more

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Colorado’s legislature rebooted its 2021 session Tuesday after a five-week hiatus. The reason for the unusual pause in lawmakers’ work was of course to sit out the pandemic as its numbers, happily, continue to wind down. Much of the rest of Colorado continued to toil away at work and school … Read more

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We recently gave legislative Republicans an editorial nudge toward the deal-making table at the State Capitol. We hope they’ll play a key role in hammering out a realistic plan to fund transportation — meaning, highways. Read more

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There’s one consolation in Monday night’s 11-2 vote by the Denver City Council approving a “group-living” amendment to the city’s zoning code: When the policy inevitably backfires, it probably will happen gradually. Even though it technically takes effect almost immediately, its unavoidable … Read more

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They say a sure sign of a marriage in deep trouble is when one spouse hasn’t a clue there are any problems in the first place. Until it all boils over, of course. That’s kind of how it is for the restive citizens of Weld County — whose grievances against the state government are way off the … Read more

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Tonight's Denver City Council hearing on the controversial “group living” amendment to the city’s zoning code promises to raise the roof — given intense citywide opposition. As for the council vote that is scheduled to follow, we’ll remain hopeful members will see the light and kill the proposal. Read more