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Today's Opinions

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Vote for Pete Weir, a DA with integrity, compassion

    Editor:

    It is both my privilege and honor to support Pete Weir for re-election as Jeffco’s district attorney. I first met Pete in the darkest days following Jessica Ridgeway’s kidnapping and homicide, and I witnessed first hand Pete’s leadership and compassion, as well as his unwavering resolve in the pursuit of justice for Jessica.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Why does Jeffco Public Schools need 3A and 3B?

    Editor:

    The short answer:

    Our kids need quality educational facilities and resources.

    The long answer:

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Why does Jeffco Public Schools need 3A and 3B?

    Editor:

    The short answer:

    Our kids need quality educational facilities and resources.

    The long answer:

  • How the voters might win the election

    Predicting the presidential election outcome seems to be like trying to predict next month’s weather … with so many unknowns, flipping a coin might be the best process.

    I found a university professor named Allen Lichtman who seemed to have a great fact-based, history-authenticated methodology for predicting the next president. I was really buying into his prediction, which, by the way, was that Trump will win. Then, he finished with a disclaimer saying that because Trump is Trump, his methodology might not work.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Why I’m running as an independent

    Editor:

    Two years ago, my neighbor told me she admired me and appreciated all my hard work running for the state legislature, but she would never vote for a Democrat. At that moment, I knew I was in trouble.

  • Don’t vote to change rules for primaries

    Upon resigning from the Friars Club, Groucho Marx famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.” That reasoning seems to be consistent with two ballot measures before us this fall concerning primary elections.

  • Parties leave us with post-convention hangover

    The political conventions are over. The final television images showed convention workers popping the red, white and blue balloons and sweeping them away. The candidates nominated in Cleveland and Philadelphia are the most unpopular in modern times, and perhaps in the history of our country.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Don’t support moving sixth-graders to middle school

    Editor:

    Not only will this move cost taxpayers $70 million, but research consistently shows that sixth-graders’ performance does not improve when moved to middle school. Sixth-graders will lose an entire year of literacy programs. Furthermore, sixth-graders in middle schools have more disciplinary actions; again, this is not good for students.