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Blake: Amendment 72 and the twisted logic of hiking tobacco taxes

With all these worthy charities counting on additional tax money for their budgets, you’d be doing them a favor by smoking more, not less.

By Peter Blake · September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Criminal Justice, Elections, Peter Blake, Taxes, Uncategorized
Greeley charter school reverses snack policy after successful petition drive

Greeley charter school reverses snack policy after successful petition drive

“We have proven that we want to have input in our children’s education and value the environment that they are being educated in.” — Tammy Garcia

By Sherrie Peif · September 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education
Douglas County School Board accepts board member’s resignation on second attempt

Douglas County School Board accepts board member’s resignation on second attempt

Under Colorado statute, when a board member resigns the board has 60 days to find a replacement. If one cannot be found, the board president can appoint one without board approval.

By Sherrie Peif · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Uncategorized
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Energy politics loom over Western Colorado’s Club 20 debate

Even with the demise of anti-fracking ballot measures, energy remains a hot issue in Colorado elections this year, thanks to Tom Steyer and the presidential candidates.

By Simon Lomax · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics
Blake: Taxi madness in Aspen

Blake: Taxi madness in Aspen

There would seem to be little need, especially in Aspen, for “free,” taxpayer-paid transit — there’s no question that the city-subsidized rides amount to socialism for the rich folks who populate Aspen.

By Peter Blake · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Peter Blake, Transportation
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Paul Combetta may have stayed tethered to Clintons through legal reimbursements

The invoice raises the question of how independent Mr. Combetta’s cooperation with the FBI was. Alternately, it could show he remained tethered, and therefore loyal to some degree, to Hillary Clinton and her team.

By Todd Shepherd · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Exclusives, National, Original Report, Politics
Dougco minority school board members refuse to accept one-sentence resignation, instead leave 45,000 residents without representation

Dougco minority school board members refuse to accept one-sentence resignation, instead leave 45,000 residents without representation

“We are getting bogged down in the technicalities once again,” Greven said. “We’re talking about when the resignation got submitted, to who, at what time, at what date. The problem with that is I look at the resignation letter, which just got read, and the fact remains that director Benevento resigned and we need to fill that position. — Student representative

By Sherrie Peif · September 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Uncategorized
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Amendment 69 and ColoradoCare: It does raise income taxes by 10 percent

If the people who wrote Amendment 69 were trying to disguise its true intent and mislead voters by misusing common English words, the confusion of its supporters over its tax provisions seems to suggest that they have succeeded.

By Linda Gorman · September 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Linda Gorman
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Dumpster fire: Anti-fracking groups face forgery investigation after ballot-measure debacle

One of the anti-fracking signature gatherers is actually pinning the blame on Denver’s homeless population.

By Simon Lomax · September 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Politics
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Blake: DIA sends ominous signals on cab competition

There has been a healthy trend toward more competition in ground transportation in Colorado. The airport would be taking a step backward by trying to re-establish a monopoly or near-monopoly.

By Peter Blake · September 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Legal, Peter Blake, Transportation