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Today's Opinions

  • 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 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.

     

  • Our Readers Write

    Everett has in fact become the ‘no’ representative at the Capitol

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  • 9/11 changed more than we think

    My 10-year-old recently asked me what exactly happened on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Rather than try to explain it, I searched YouTube and found a video of a newscast that relayed in real time the violence of that awful morning.

  • Gun bills have high-power profile

    A month into the 2013 session of the Colorado General Assembly, majority Democrats announced their package of gun-control bills at a news conference at the state Capitol last week.

  • Our Readers Write

    Everett needs to remain true to principles, do the right thing by voters

    Editor:

    For those who voted for state Rep. Justin Everett, the Columbine Courier’s Jan. 22 article “Everett hitting the ground running …” was a disturbing picture of what happens to elected representatives who can lose their way after they get into office. 

  • Our Readers Write

    School board member apologizes for not handling traffic ticket
    Editor:
    As a member of the Jefferson County Board of Education, I believe in lessons — for our students and for myself. In the past week, I learned important lessons about taking care of my personal business.

  • A hard look at school safety

    The shocking and senseless murder of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut is a painful reminder that schools are not always the safe havens we expect them to be. The incident has caused us all to ask again, how can we improve school safety when resources are limited?