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As you’re reading this, school is now kicking into gear. For some, this is a great adventure, an opportunity for collaboration, accomplishment, and discovery. But for many — dare I say, most? — it simply means the end of summer, the end of … more
It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a … more
In Colorado, there has been empowering authority in state laws for decades that allows cities to carry out urban renewal functions. For about the same length of time, there has been “a house divided” about government having the power to take … more
Word is getting out on how important it is to read to young children from birth. Parents and grandparents can be seen adding books to diaper and toy bags. Since the world of children’s books is unlimited, how can we develop an early childhood … more
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … more
Where did the summer go? Before you know, school bells will be ringing and back-to-school ads will dominate newspapers. I so admire our teachers who come back ready to tackle another year of educating our young people. So today I’m dedicating … more
The peak of summer is here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur in the second half of July, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In … more
Guilty. Guilty on all counts. 165 times guilty. For the better part of an hour on July 16, I listened to Judge Carlos Samour read the names of the 12 people killed in the Aurora theater shootings, and the names of the 70 other people who were … more
Hey, guess what? School is almost here. By the time you read this, teachers will be a scant nine days away from returning to work, and the children are just seven days after that. All those things you hoped to accomplish this summer? Yeah, better … more
Sen. Cory Gardner and I recently teamed up for our first inaugural Colorado Wheat Tour on Colorado’s eastern plains — a place Gardner calls home. The tour was sponsored by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, and Gardner’s hospitality … more
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