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Today's Opinions

  • More funds means more to debate

    As news begins to trickle in about improvements to our economy, the political implications about who will benefit most will have both high stakes for the interests who will battle for the increased resources a better economy makes available, and high drama as our state’s leaders decide where to dedicate the newly found money.

  • Hick gets credit for bipartisanship

    The Colorado Reappor-tionment Commission recently wrapped up its work of redrawing state legislative boundaries to reflect the 2010 census figures. What began as a collaborative, bipartisan process ended on a bitter note, with five Democrats and the commission’s unaffiliated chairman pushing through a very partisan map on party-line votes.  

  • Dem map wins; state constitution loses

  • 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.