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Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

What’s left out is that most transit funding comes from the regional level.

By Randal O'Toole · February 21, 2017 · 0 comments · Politics, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

A bill that will make it more cost effective for Colorado residents to store energy on their property is headed for committee with some unusual alliances.

By Sherrie Peif · February 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Business/Economy, Economy, Energy, Environment, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif
A sign outside a building in the Bennett School District 29J warns visitors that district staff are armed. Bennett is one of a handful of districts across Colorado that now allows its staff members to conceal carry.

Bloomberg money again playing role in Colorado gun-related issues

“These are commonsense laws,” Carno said. “Both of these have that feel of forcing some training, forcing some certification.”

By Sherrie Peif · January 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Original Report, Politics, Right To Arms, Sherrie Peif
Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

As the state struggles to fund roads and bridges, there is no justification for forcing rural or low-income Coloradans to subsidize wealthier Front Range residents who want to buy a second or third vehicle.

By Michael Sandoval · January 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Michael Sandoval, Politics, Taxes, Transportation
Weld County Commissioner puts county on notice of impending lawsuit for whistleblower violations

Weld County Commissioner puts county on notice of impending lawsuit for whistleblower violations

“I didn’t do this to embarrass anybody, to personally vilify anybody. But I was getting, quite frankly, very concerned we were bordering on some pretty unethical and potentially illegal things. And I wasn’t going to jail for them. I wasn’t going to get indicted for them.” — Sean Conway

By Sherrie Peif · December 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Politics, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Weld County
File photo - Todd Shepherd

Colorado can do more to improve economic freedom

Politicians in Denver and at the local level should reduce corporate welfare spending that puts small businesses at a disadvantage, cut taxes and regulations, and shrink their government bureaucracies.

By Dean Stansel · December 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Politics, Taxes
Smith: The Left’s Costly Punishment Fetish

Smith: The Left’s Costly Punishment Fetish

Let’s face it: punishment is fun if you have a little score to settle with the world. You get to mistreat your opponents and feel righteous while doing it.

By Shawn Smith · December 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Politics
Fake outrage over Trump’s EPA pick will make matters worse for green groups

Fake outrage over Trump’s EPA pick will make matters worse for green groups

The campaign to block Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt from becoming EPA administrator shows green groups have learned nothing from the 2016 election and still have big problems with blue-collar voters.

By Simon Lomax · December 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, National, Politics
Rest In Peace, Peter Blake – journalist and friend

Rest In Peace, Peter Blake – journalist and friend

“He had a way of poking through the pretenses that he saw from politicians and from others, but always in a very gentlemanly and friendly way,” — John Temple, former editor of the Rocky Mountain News on the passing of reporter and columnist Peter Blake.

By Todd Shepherd · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Media, Peter Blake, Politics
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New Senate energy panel opens the door to bipartisan ozone solutions

The new committee could tackle the Obama EPA’s ozone standard, which has attracted strong bipartisan criticism in Colorado.

By Simon Lomax · December 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics