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Today's Opinions

  • Our Readers Write

    Fire departments, Sheriff’s Office deserve thanks and credit
    Editor:

  • Group plants seeds of sustainability

    By Greg Dobbs

  • Our Readers Write

    Authorities must address traffic jam on fire evacuation route
    Editor:
    I live off Buffalo Park Road.
    On June 3, I received a Level 3 alert call to evacuate immediately, and I did exactly that.
    Now, I am not complaining about the fire department or the emergency-notification call. But something must be done about the evacuation process.

  • Time to address public-ed funding
  • Climate change is real — and is a threat to our way of life

    By Paul Belanger
    I too read Sandy Barnes’ article about the Mike Nelson-Jim White presentations on global warming. I was dismayed to read Howard Sperry’s May 14 reply claiming simplistic, one-sided “beliefs.”

  • Schools’ budget reflects good financial stewardship

    By Lesley Dahlkemper
    The voters of Jefferson County knew it was time to step up for the future of students when they gave a resounding “yes” to ballot measures 3A and 3B last November.
    Voters’ generosity ensured that Jeffco Schools would not have to make $45 million in reductions during the 2013-14 school year. These reductions would have resulted in the loss of 600 jobs and the elimination of important programs for our students.

  • Our Readers Write

    Schools’ plan to test inBloom was carefully considered, communicated
    Editor:
    A recent letter to the editor stated that “Jefferson County Schools has decided to put all student personal information in a national database called ‘inBloom.’ It has done this secretly without any prior input from parents and taxpayers.”

  • Now liberals have their own Nixon

    If you took a social studies class in the past 30 years, there’s no way you could avoid knowing chapter and verse about McCarthyism, J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses at the FBI, and President Nixon’s “enemies list.”

     The paranoid abuse of government power in the latter half of the last century led to a healthy skepticism of federal leadership, and justifiably so. While corruption itself is nothing new, it became more visible in the television era. Today we rightfully look at those events as low points in American history.