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Today's Opinions

  • Memories still scorch a year later

    A fellow editor recently referred to me as an “excrement magnet”— and those of you familiar with editors know that this phrase has been modified for a family-friendly publication. I have found myself at ground zero for stories ranging from the JonBenet Ramsey slaying to the school shootings at Columbine and Platte Canyon high schools and Deer Creek Middle School.

  • Admiring the wisdom of our Founding Fathers

    Recently I was entertained by the Evergreen Chorale’s production of “1776.” I’m a regular at their productions, but this may be their best ever. Gary Muse’s portrayal of Ben Franklin was so good, I was sure Dr. Franklin was actually in the house.
    The show was all about the goings-on of the Continental Congress, which convened in May 1776. Of course, we all know what transpired there in Philadelphia, but we may not remember some of the details.

  • Our Readers Write

    Recall proponents’ analysis of response times is not accurate
    To residents of the Evergreen Fire Protection District:

  • Democrats prevail on two key issues

    When Democrats claimed control of both houses of the Colorado General Assembly in last November’s elections, there was little doubt that two priority issues would be enacted once the legislature convened. Just over halfway through the 120-day session, bills to establish civil unions and to allow illegal immigrants who matriculated at Colorado high schools to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in our state have passed.

  • Our Readers Write

    Bipartisan effort needed to find ways to reduce gun violence
    Editor:

  • Gun control’s unintended consequences

    As a student living on Chicago’s south side in the early 1990s, I understood that the beginning of spring brought not only warmer days, but the sound of gunfire at night. Sometimes it would be the single shot from a handgun, and occasionally it would be the “pop-pop-pop” of a semi-automatic weapon.

  • Don’t make a big stink — think pink

    During the first couple months of this year’s legislative session, I supported a bill on which the opponents didn’t feel at all constrained by either the truth or any kind of ethical behavior. And while my policy not to write about things I work on will spare you the details, it reminded me of a learning experience I had early in my career.

  • A hot issue, a cooler long-term fix

    Six years ago two members of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board were recalled in an election that divided the community and left bad feelings all around. Their opponents charged that they were unresponsive to the community.
    Today, four members of the EFPD board face a recall election April 23, engineered by opponents of the district’s intention to construct a training building at Station 2 in Bergen Park. The board members’ detractors charge that they have been unresponsive to the community.