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Airline travel: ‘Other things to be concerned about on a plane’

If you caught my column about the way the airlines are treating us these days, you know that it was not a complimentary view, terming the flying experience an insult to cattle. Well, we now ...

‘Jobs and tax revenue. But at what cost?’

Over the last 20 years, magazine articles and research papers have been written on how much of America has become homogenized. Everyplace looks pretty much like any other. The same big box s...

With Alzheimer’s diagnosis, ‘the unknowns are endless’

As part of an ongoing series of columns about what it feels like to have mild cognitive impairment as a result of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, I’m including this about typical progressions. I’v...

In rural West, ‘start treating maternity care with gravity it deserves’

There’s never been enough doctors in rural Wyoming, where I live, but a shortage of obstetricians is increasing the risks for pregnant women across the state – and the nation. In the last de...

Bipartisan bills: ‘Rural legislators working with urban counterparts’

Our first few weeks of the second session of the 74th General Assembly have flown by quickly as we prepare for late nights, floor debates, committee hearings and meetings. During these first...

‘Must call out those casual, careless about trust’

As director of a nonprofit in LaPlata County, I was dismayed to read the headline “Former director of Southwest Colorado nonprofit suspected of embezzlement.” The director of the local nonpr...

SCOTUS should accept Colorado decision Trump ‘not qualified’ for primary

Former President Donald Trump was denied his application to be on the Colorado Republican primary ballot by the Colorado Supreme Court that determined he is not qualified to serve as preside...

Energy guru says energy gap can be bridged ‘smarter, faster’

The experts tell us an energy gap looms. Fossil fuels are phasing out, and solar and wind power can’t produce enough electricity to meet the demand in coming decades. But that’s not the thin...

‘Stance of elected officials toward science matters’

At a recent church-sponsored town hall in Colorado Springs, Colorado Representative and pastor Scott Bottoms rejected the science of biological evolution, calling it a hoax. To my knowledge,...

Lawmakers should put home equity theft to the curb

Many Coloradans spend a lifetime building up equity in their home, creating a financial cushion that is often the sum of their life savings. Few people know that those savings can be unfairl...

Terrible dilemma faces the Great Basin

The long drive between Salt Lake City and Reno, Nevada, on Interstate 80 feels endless, the landscape timeless. But these basins and ranges of the Great Basin Desert are changing dramaticall...

‘Talk about Biden’s age is code’

It was never my intention to become an expert on language and I make no claim to be one. But it is hard to spend a quarter of a century reading and editing written opinions without developin...
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