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Allen Best: Can Tri-State pivot to stay afloat?

Once again the question looms, this time prodded by a downgrading by S&P Global Ratings, whether Tri-State Generation & Transmission can pivot rapidly enough to stay afloat in the turbulent ...

Don Coram: Budget, greenhouse gas emissions dominate session

The budget is almost finalized. It passed the Colorado Senate with only one “No” vote. Sixteen amendments were passed to Senate Bill 21-205 (the budget bill, also known as “the ...

Bloomberg Editorial Board: Post-Chauvin, America must think about justice

By the Bloomberg Opinion editorial board The killing of George Floyd marked a turning point in America’s history of racial justice and injustice. It lent new urgency to questions ...

Trennie Burch Collins: ‘The Chief’ caricature hurts Indigenous people

It’s funny to think that in 2021 Indigenous people are still having to explain themselves and why images that are supposed to portray them are racist and hurtful. I humbly come be...

Jeff Kass: Columbine reporter connects the dots between mass shootings

I was one of the first reporters on scene at the Columbine shootings on April 20, 1999. And I covered it continuously, as a local newspaper reporter and eventually as a book author, for 10 y...

Jack Turner: Both political parties practice voter suppression

There is great media focus on the Republican-dominated legislatures determined to unfairly reduce, restrict or eliminate likely Democratic Party voters – just look at the Major League Baseba...

Soleil Gaylord: CPW Commission needs balance

Under Colorado law, one of the 11 voting members on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission must be a member of a nonprofit organization that promotes the “conservation and enhancement of...

Nicholas Kristof: Oregon loggers, environmentalists collaborate

JOHN DAY, Ore. — One of the most venomous battles in our polarized nation is the one that has unfolded between loggers and environmentalists in timber towns like John Day, in the snow-capped...

Paul Krugman: America needs to empower workers again

Labor activists hoped that the unionization vote at Amazon’s Bessemer, Ala., warehouse would be a turning point, a reversal in the decades-long trend of union decline. What the vote showed, ...

Steve Mandell: Western Slope Democrats shouldn’t assume GOP losses are their gains

Three recent events say a lot about where the 3rd Congressional District is heading: Republicans embarrass themselves and shed supporters. Changes in voter registration since the...

Barbara McLachlan: Civics must be taught more thoroughly

If you watch enough national news, it’s easy to think that Democrats and Republicans rarely speak, always argue, refuse to compromise and have nothing in common. Fortunately, in C...

Susan Atkinson: Carbon pricing is key to halting climate change

It’s easy to feel helpless, depressed and overwhelmed about the recent news of climate-related disasters affecting Colorado. Increased temperatures and drought intensify our vulnerability to...
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