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Elsa Bañuelos: "There was a major loss this week in the fight for racial justice in Colorado. Senate Bill 182, which sought to address the devastating systemic racism within school discipline and school policing, was defeated by a collection of law enforcement leaders, school administrators, conservative talk radio listeners, and Nextdoor enthusiasts." Continue Reading

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Luke Niforatos: "Allowing drive-through weed purchases has created multiple problems for regulators and law enforcement. Purchases conducted in the car make it much harder to identify when underage customers, for example, are purchasing the product or if the product is consumed while driving. In addition, this policy has made the drug much easier to obtain." Continue Reading

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Kristi Pollard: "Over the course of the last 18 months, a lot of ink has been given to the subject of metropolitan district elections and the eligibility of their board members. As a nonprofit promoting more transparency and education around this important funding mechanism, we welcome the discourse and want to do our part to take the mystery out of the process." Continue Reading

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Cheri Witt Brown: "In Weld County, 22% of families are renter households and are extremely low income. Having a secure, long-term place to call home has significant positive impacts on public health outcomes and gives families a stable foundation for the future. Unfortunately, buying a home continues to be out of reach for many families, and it’s not just the cost of the monthly mortgage." Continue Reading

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Sonia Riggs: "Today, the public overwhelmingly supports alcohol to-go. In fact, 85% of adults over the age of 21 want this to be permanent in Colorado. As a political issue, that’s a slam dunk. This is not just a pro-consumer innovation, but a pro-business one as well. Yet there is opposition to legislation making the governor’s executive order part of Colorado law, and that’s perplexing." Continue Reading

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Jeffrey J. Clayton: "Senate Bill 62 is legislation built upon a false premise — never a good idea when lawmakers are trying to sell meaningful change to their constituents. Pushed as a solution by the ACLU of Colorado to reduce jail populations, the organization holds that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, crime was not a problem this past year." Continue Reading

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Kathie Barstnar and Dave Davia: "Colorado went from boasting the best economy in the nation to ranking nearly dead last when measuring which states' unemployment rates are bouncing back most from the COVID-19 crisis. Our primary concern should be recovery. We must salvage our economy and reclaim the economic vitality that fuels opportunity and prosperity for everyone." Continue Reading

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Ana Lara-Roca: "I’ve found that trust between patients and our clinic is integral to providing quality health care and our clinic’s success. Unfortunately, during the span of my career, but especially in the past four years, I’ve seen trust in government plummet among immigrants, specifically those who are undocumented or living with undocumented family members." Continue Reading

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Mike Kopp and R. Stanton Dodge: "We all watched with sadness the events that unfolded in Texas in mid-February, when their public utilities experienced blackouts brought on by the brutally cold arctic weather. ... Witnessing the impact of that failure crystallized just how important having a reliable electrical grid is to our society and economy." Continue Reading