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Opinion

  • John Newkirk

  • There are times when a government legitimately has just one finalist when hiring a chief executive. Here is a good example.

  • Jackie Ikola

  • The president is coming up on the 100th day of his term. Much is being made of this waypoint because of his many campaign promises. He ran on a change agenda and told his followers that he would act swiftly to make America great again. The inflation adjusted medium income in America has been basically flat since Ronald Reagan was in office. I think it is fair to say that President Trump was elected by many looking for positive change to their financial fortunes.

  • I wonder if there’s something in the water at the Jefferson County School Board headquarters that makes people averse to transparency and compliance with Colorado’s Open Meetings Law. How else could you explain a Board of Education that came into office on the heels of a recall election where one of the biggest issues was lack of transparency, saying at a public board meeting that ensuring candidates to head the district can apply without fear that their names will become public is a high priority?

  • The phone rang at my one-bedroom apartment. It was my wife-to-be, even though at this point we weren’t dating. I could hear the tremble in her voice. Tears trickled down her cheeks. The horror was all too real for her to bear.
    We were a world away it seemed, residing in Rock Hill, S.C. It was where we met, but, on this day — April 20, 1999 — we were more than a couple-to-be. We were a part of a much bigger being — a nation mourning the most horrific high school shooting that our country had ever witnessed.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • In 1973, Sears was the premier retailer in the U.S. It scoffed at upstarts Kmart and Walmart, calling them discounters as opposed to what Sears men called legitimate retailers. The company’s headquarters was housed on Chicago’s westside in a very tough neighborhood.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • It never seemed like the rules were that important to a lot of people who used the Evergreen Bark Park. Dog waste was routinely left and not picked up.  Some people put the waste into plastic bags and then left the bags on the ground. When the parking lots were full, people routinely parked along the street, often right next to no parking signs. Other people didn’t use leashes when they took their dogs from their cars to the designated off-leash areas.

  • Jim Rohrer

  • John Newkirk

  • Donald Trump should not have been able to nominate a Supreme Court justice in the opening days of his presidency. It was unconscionable that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues didn’t give Merrick Garland a hearing where he would have proven that he was imminently qualified to serve on the high court and earned confirmation.

  • Greg Dobbs

  • Jim Rohrer

    I hate to say it, but all the discussion about repealing and replacing Obamacare is like rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. Insurance premiums are just following the costs generated by the way healthcare is practiced in this country. So whether we replace the act or leave it as is until we change the way medicine is practiced in America the costs will be high.

  • Not quite halfway through the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham, in conjunction with the Transportation Committee chairs -- Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush and Senator Randy Baumgardner -- have introduced the highest priority bill of the legislative session. Their proposal refers to a transportation plan that will, if voters approve it in November, make $3.5 billion available for transportation projects across Colorado over the next 20 years.

  • By Jim Rohrer
    For the Courier

  • I’ve seen a man standing on the Genessee bridge over I-70 waving an American flag during morning rush hour several times over the last couple of months. At first I assumed he was a Donald Trump supporter celebrating the election of our new president. Other days, I wondered if he was expressing support for our country in response to concerns about things the new president had done. It then occurred to me that his display of patriotism could be driven by general support of our country, having nothing to do with current events.

  • Schools’ spokeswoman is poorly spoken

    Editor:

  • The trouble with Trump: People believe him

    Editor:

    Unless something truly amazing happens to prevent it, in a very few days the worst possible candidate will take the oath of office as president of the united states. Note the small-case letters:  D.T. will not dignify the office, and the united states — surprise — isn’t so united.