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Today's Opinions

  • Rooting for two home teams

    If you’ve found yourself wanting to hear a little good news lately, you’re not alone. With glum news about the economy and stories about shrinking school district budgets and staff, people need something to cheer about. Jeffco Schools had our chance to cheer.

  • Our Readers Write

    Taxpayer funds should be used more wisely than in pursuing ‘The Great Gatorade Heist’
    Editor:
    About a month ago on a Friday night, my wife and I looked out the front of our home to see two Jefferson County police vehicles with their lights flashing. After watching a while and seeing no ambulance on the scene, we realized no one was hurt, and it was none of our business.

  • Don’t take liberties for granted

    The Jefferson County League of Women Voters’ co-presidents, Sue Vaughan and Ann Roux, are marking the 220th anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights (Dec. 15) with a call for inclusive political discourse and greater civic participation.

  • Our Readers Write

    Library seeks help from Jeffco residents
    To Jefferson County residents:
    Recently, Jefferson County Public Library announced a change to its 2012 hours of operation in response to budget challenges. These are tough times for the library!

  • For Coloradans, a day for giving

    Now that we’re into the holiday season and near the end of the year, many Coloradans are preparing to make a large part of their charitable gifts for 2011. For the second year in a row, we have the opportunity to make many of those gifts through Colorado Gives Day.

  • An alma mater in disgrace

    I spent four of the best years of my life at Penn State University.

  • Our Readers Write

    Clean energy creates jobs
    Editor:
    Clean energy is the best way to create jobs we need, and we need jobs now. Clean energy, like solar power, is already putting people to work — there are more than 5,500 solar companies employing more than 100,000 Americans in regions throughout the country — and the industry is one of the few American industries that is actually growing.

  • Let’s cut first, then tax later

    Last week, Colorado voters roundly rejected a slate of proposed tax increases. The largest of these, Proposition 103, would have raised state income taxes from the current 4.63 percent to 5 percent for five years. Had it passed, the state legislature would have decided how to spend the proceeds on education.
    Voters said “no” by nearly a two-to-one margin.