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Colorado PUC expands its authority, plays politics at ratepayers’ expense

The PUC in March expanded its authority in a way that’s likely to drive up electricity costs.

By Brit Naas · July 11, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment, Politics
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Denver housing: You can’t always live where you want

Not being able to afford to live where you want isn’t a crisis. It’s part of the crap you have to deal with as an adult.

By Jon Caldara · July 10, 2017 · 0 comments · Denver, Economy, Jon Caldara
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RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

“It’s a good reason why tax increases and debt measures like this should go to the voters where they get vetted in public,” Menten said.

By Sherrie Peif · July 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
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Dissent to Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care Reports and Recommendations

Most of the Report recommendations call for more public spending, more public control over provision of health care by the private sector, and increased spending on public programs.

By Linda Gorman · July 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Linda Gorman, Obamacare
Separating fact from fiction in Trump’s education budget

Separating fact from fiction in Trump’s education budget

Trump’s budget merely challenges and reassesses the ways in which the funding occurs, and how much is truly necessary.

By Micah J. Fleck · June 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, National
Guest editorial: Initiative to ban smartphones for kids ignores benefit of technology

Guest editorial: Initiative to ban smartphones for kids ignores benefit of technology

The “Preservation of Natural Childhood” initiative would make any sort of handheld wireless technology to be used by anyone aged 13 and younger illegal. This is anything but “natural”.

By Greg Pulscher · June 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Politics
Scott Muller, left, and Ronnie Wilson listen to instruction during day two of Colorado's first FASTER training for school personnel. Photo by Sherrie Peif

First Colorado FASTER training a success

“I think about the 26-year-old teacher at Sandy Hook, when the only thing she had to put between the gunman and her kids was her body. I just want to give them the chance at life.” Sean Maloney, co-founder FASTER.

By Sherrie Peif · June 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Education, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized, Weld County
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Guest editorial: Provider fee bait and switch evades TABOR

The only way to interpret TABOR is that the limit must be lowered by the amount the program costs taxpayers.

By Brian Vande Krol · June 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Health Care, TABOR, Taxes
It’s hard to take climate change warriors seriously

It’s hard to take climate change warriors seriously

If you have air conditioning, it’s hard to take you seriously when you demand others reduce their carbon footprint.

By Jon Caldara · June 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Jon Caldara
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The ongoing failure of subsidy-rich solar

The corporate favoritism through subsidies showered on wind and solar by governments has been significant.

By Michael Sandoval · June 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Michael Sandoval, National