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Today's Opinions

  • An editor ponders his empty nest

    A little less than five years ago, Evergreen Newspapers had a sudden opening for a photo editor. Though I’ve never had kids myself, that week I experienced a taste of what it must be like.
    Two students of whom I was particularly fond had recently moved to the East Coast, and I was fairly certain that either would hurry back to join our team. And therein lay the dilemma: Who would come home, and whom would we go on missing?

  • Our Readers Write

    ‘Progressivism’ is leading to a national decline
    Editor:

  • DeGette reaches out to new constituents

    When I first heard that Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-Denver, would announce her bid to be re-elected to Congress from the 1st Congressional District at the Columbine Library, my first thought was, “I thought that library in Cherry Creek was on Milwaukee, not Columbine.”
    As it turned out, I was right — there is no Denver library on Columbine Street. DeGette, who has represented Denver in Congress since 1997, chose to announce her re-election plans from the newest part of her district, the part in South Jeffco around Columbine and Ken Caryl.

  • Our Readers Write

    PACE program provides private funding for solar power, efficiency upgrades
    Editor:
    PACE programs provide long-term private funding for solar power and energy efficiency, with no burden to taxpayers or ratepayers.
    Homeowners make repayments for the installations in their homes through property-tax assessments over many years.
    Twenty-seven states have passed enabling legislation for PACE.

  • 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.