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Today's Opinions

  • Motorcycles have limits — know them

    By Sheriff Ted Mink
    When you earn your motorcycle endorsement, the letter “M” is stamped on your driver’s license right next to height, as if “motorcycle” was just another part of your physical characteristics, or maybe a mental condition. You see, cars deceive us into thinking we’re safe and in control. The air-conditioning fans murmur a sense of tranquility. Motorcycles tell us we are small and exposed, and probably moving too fast for our own good, but that’s no reason not to enjoy every minute of the ride.

  • To tax or not to tax … that is the question

    You may also have listened to the questions being asked of some of the Tea Party groups that are asking the government for tax-free status on the basis that they are primarily a public service organization, and not an organization dedicated to political purposes. My take is that they were asked mostly appropriate questions.

  • Time to address public-ed funding
  • Schools’ 2013-14 budget reflects good financial stewardship

    By Lesley Dahlkemper
    The voters of Jefferson County knew it was time to step up for the future of students when they gave a resounding “yes” to ballot measures 3A and 3B last November.
    Voters’ generosity ensured that Jeffco Schools would not have to make $45 million in reductions during the 2013-14 school year. These reductions would have resulted in the loss of 600 jobs and the elimination of important programs for our students.

  • Our Readers Write

    School district’s plan to use ‘cloud’ storage for student data invites disaster
    Editor:
    Jefferson County Schools has decided to put all student personal information in a national database called “inBloom.” It has done this secretly without any prior input from parents and taxpayers.

  • Now liberals have their own Nixon

    If you took a social studies class in the past 30 years, there’s no way you could avoid knowing chapter and verse about McCarthyism, J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses at the FBI, and President Nixon’s “enemies list.”

  • Our Readers Write

    Schools’ plan to test inBloom was carefully considered, communicated
    Editor:
    A recent letter to the editor stated that “Jefferson County Schools has decided to put all student personal information in a national database called ‘inBloom.’ It has done this secretly without any prior input from parents and taxpayers.”

  • Schools' 2013-14 budget reflects good financial stewardship

    By Lesley Dahlkemper

    School Board President