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Today's Opinions

  • Detroit bankruptcy is omen for other cities

    By Jim Rohrer
    I grew up in Ohio where the rivalry with Michigan is taught as a family value. Further, I lived in Michigan, and I witnessed firsthand the difficulty of running a business successfully because the prevailing union mentality focuses on “what’s in it for me vs. how can I help my company succeed.”
    So if I seem to be defending Detroit over its recent bankruptcy, that is not my intention. But I do see some who seem to be delighted that this once great city has had to admit to being broken. It is a very sad event.

  • Our Readers Write

    Thanks to everyone who helped with Evergreen Music Festival
    Editor:
    On behalf of the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show, we would like to thank all those who help make this celebration of our country through beautiful music, family, friends and community possible:

  • In NYC, politics takes turn for the bizarre

    During the 1983 session of the Colorado General Assembly, state Rep. Arie Taylor of Denver introduced legislation to prohibit a person from holding more than one elected office at the same time. She was unhappy that Bob Crider was simultaneously serving on both the Denver City Council and the Denver Board of Education. The bill easily passed its first committee vote and appeared headed for passage in the House of Representatives when a freshman legislator from northwest Colorado, Dave Wattenberg, got up to speak.

  • Learn how to thwart cyber crime

    If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past 40 years of fighting crime, it’s that you need to be smarter than the crooks. Lately they’ve found a new place to prowl — online.

  • Parking recreational vehicles — know the rules

    Curbside parking of recreational vehicles and trailers has posed a problem for some Jefferson County neighborhoods in the last several months. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for enforcing the parking ordinance. The ordinance does not prohibit the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers outright. It simply limits the amount of time such vehicles may be legally parked on the street to 28 days in a year’s time.

  • Looking at 2014 congressional races

    What a difference a congressional election cycle can make! Two years ago, before the congressional district boundaries had even been finalized, Democratic candidates were off and running in the 2012 elections for three of the four congressional seats Republicans held in Colorado. Only Doug Lamborn, from the reliably Republican 5th Congressional District that is dominated by Colorado Springs, didn’t have an announced challenger.

  • Our Readers Write

    Recent wildfires show need to step up mitigation efforts
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  • Once again, Abe Lincoln nails it

    Oh, to be transported back to a more innocent time, just a few weeks ago, when the greatest problem with the exercise of federal power seemed (merely) to be the Internal Revenue Service’s selective targeting of a handful of political organizations. Compared to what we’ve learned since, the IRS scandal seems a passing trifle.