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NRA, the U.S. Supreme Court and the public trust

A parallel exists between Wayne La Pierre, former leader of the National Rifle Association, and Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court justice. Both men have damaged public trust in their respecti...

‘Will retain competent attorneys, prevent wrongful convictions’

I’m running for district attorney in the 6th District so my neighbors will live in the safest place in the state. I have 18 years of overall criminal law experience and prosecuted well over ...

‘Experience, vision to continue the work with leadership’

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two groups: defense attorneys, representing clients, and district attorneys, prosecuting crimes and seeking justice for victims....

‘When can we respect dignity, wishes of aged, ill?’

Dr. Thomas J. Perille’s guest column on Feb. 23 in The Durango Herald, previously published in The Colorado Sun, is wrong on so many counts. He talks about Senate Bill 068, currently in the ...

‘Long nights, in-depth debate, good legislation for Colorado’

We are a third of the way through our time in the Legislature this year, and I anticipate the next two-thirds will consist of long nights, in-depth debate, dozens of meetings and some good l...

House Bill 1296 ‘a lot of power to put in hands of record keepers’

There’s a new buzzword in Colorado politics: vexatious. If that word wasn’t on your 2024 bingo card, join the club. Yet here we are, so let’s go down the rabbit hole of House Bill 1296, a bi...

Rosa Parks ‘had all the time in the world to talk’

It was 2 p.m. on a recent Sunday in the western Colorado town of Paonia, population 1,500. Not an ideal time to gather a crowd to meet the famous Rosa Parks, the woman who kicked off the mod...

Toxic beauty standards can be passed down

When my best friend and I lived together 13 years ago, our shared bathroom had a handful of products: soap, tanning lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, potpourri and maybe, occasionally, a face c...

‘Disinformation, plain old lies take place of facts, data’

In any community, there always have been, and always will be, areas of conflict and disagreement. These disputes have gotten deeper in the last dozen years or so. As we go through rapid chan...

‘Pain a minor reason patients choose PAS’

Compassion for individuals confronting a terminal illness drove the efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide, or PAS (also known as medical aid in dying), in Colorado in 2016. Compassi...

League of Women Voters ‘help voters wade through noise’

With a national election on the horizon, the fire hose of information has increased, flooding us through our computers, phones, televisions and mailboxes. It is often difficult to separate f...

‘Benefit in bears acting like bears, not raiding ranches’

Is there any habit harder to break than harboring a grudge against an old adversary? Yet burying hatchets is exactly what it might take to conserve our wildlife, in the face of ever-increasi...
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