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Re: “Air Force takes blame for water contamination, leaves ratepayers with the cost

People don't want to face that the government is screwing with our water. The military will never pay to repair this and the town will suffer like Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base NC.…

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 08/03/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Jaywalking case exposes law enforcement embedded in far-left group

I'm not a fan of some of the language used by younger members of Antifa however they have put themselves in between some angry white nationalists and the children of people standing up for LGBTQ in the military. They cover their faces because the conservatives like to make things personal by advertising names and addresses on their iii %'s facebook pages suggesting others should intimidate them in person.

Who are the undercover police in the 3% oath keepers patriots?

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 08/02/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Jaywalking case exposes law enforcement embedded in far-left group

These are videos of the undercover officer and his fake arrest:

This isn't someone *suspected of being an officer. It is quite clearly shown in the video.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Hellhathno Fury on 08/02/2017 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

Nancy Miller,

Are either your daughter or her boyfriend adults?

Has the boyfriend every paid you rent?

If he is an adult and has never paid you rent, serve him with an eviction notice.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Odin on 07/31/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

I have asked police and sheriff officers for help with this situation. They stated it is a civil matter, not criminal, so they cannot help me. Since I hold the lease, it all is thrown back on me. My daughter's boyfriend claims he lives here. I have asked repeatedly that he leave and he will not. It seems he has rights and I do not. We go to court day after tomorrow and all face eviction. I have lived here with my daughter for 11 years, & never missed a rent payment. NOT FAIR!! Be VERY cautious about letting someone stay where you rent. They can dig in and make life hell for everyone.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nancy Miller on 07/30/2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

This is an important issue with important consequences.
There are very basic principles that Democrats should restore to the Party Platform when it comes to unions, and the American worker.

1...A commitment to the aspiration that the first to profit from the creation of wealth is the worker whose labor creates that wealth.
2...A commitment to the right of workers to organize their workplace and to negotiate the conditions of their employment.
3...A commitment to protect and advance the best interests of the American worker.

The Democrats' commitment to those basic principles has eroded, and that erosion, along with largely successful Republican efforts to destroy labor unions, has resulted in general social dissatisfaction, materializing in large Occupy Wall Street protests, demonstrations for increasing the minimum wage, a feeling of great resentment for the widening income disparity, and other unintended consequences, one of which is, ironically, the ascension of Donald Trump.

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Posted by asawatcher on 07/30/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Bicyclists and cars collide on the city's roads

If you want to get a non-answer, be sure to interview Kathleen Krager, she's the absolute worst......

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/29/2017 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Legally, it doesn't take much for a guest to stake a claim to your home

Daughter who lives with me has her boyfriend living here and he will not leave. Landlord served eviction papers on me for violating the lease (2 adults only). What can I do?

Posted by Nancy Miller on 07/28/2017 at 6:13 PM

Re: “A 2015 Ponzi scheme continues to take tolls on uprooted area families

I "sold" my house to Richard Roop in 2013 to avoid foreclosure. The new "buyers" were chased out by bankers when Richard Roop stopped making payments on MY mortgage after he was jailed. It was never part of the receivership. The mortgage foreclosed anyway. This guy is a crook and a con artist.

Posted by LostLakePl on 07/28/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

Forced Unionism is wrong in America and passing a Right-To-Work law is the best way to help protect Colorado workers and their families.

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Posted by Richard Graham on 07/27/2017 at 3:29 AM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

It was 2011 when the incident happened about which the IBEW guy has his nose out of joint? Come on folks, time to move on beyond, way past time. May I point out that Chuck Murphy is an important community leader, and a very generous man who has supported the El Paso County Democratic Party for years, enabling it to grow and do good things in this community? The "business side" of running a political party is as important as the organizing side. While I don't know the specifics of the squabble with the electrician's group, folks need to let this conflict go after 5 years, and work instead on their many commonalities. Mr. Murphy is a compassionate man who is important to the Democratic Party. We all care about getting the current occupant of the White House out as soon as possible, and we can't do it if old conflicts and divisiveness rule local Dems. We also can't do it if union members vote Republican......

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 07/26/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

I am finding the responses to this column just petty.
Talking about printers and how people haven't been in the union themselves. Does this mean that people can't stand up for America? No it does not. There is a guy in the WH who avoided the draft and is now making decisions about who can't join the military.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 07/26/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

Electra Johnson used Vistaprint not a union printer when she ran her campaign for county commissioner. How is that labor friendly?????? Curious people want to know.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by yellowdogdem on 07/26/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Mitch McConnell, Gardner to attend GOP fundraiser in Denver

So Gardner can 'meet and greet' his constituents if they pay him big bucks? Interesting. And what can I say about McConnell? Nothing good that's for sure! I hope the people that couldn't afford to attend this function realize that they are all about the money...not the people!

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mary Ripley on 07/26/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

I'd like to know how many real unions Electra Johnson has belonged to? How many picket lines has Electra Johnson walked? How many times has she been laid off from her job? What has been her ACTUAL, boots-on-the-ground experience fighting for union rights, not just stories?

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by 20590outer on 07/26/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Colorado Medicaid changes its policy on opioid drugs in response to crisis

What these government and agencies are doing is faulting chronic pain disease patients and our physicians for the overdoses and deaths of addicts.
With 100 million people who have a chronic pain disease, patients who become addicted to their medications is actually very low [.02-.6%]. We have legitimate prescription medications for diseases. The crisis is they are targeting patients and physicians. Physicians who still are trying to treat our chronic diseases. They are not allowing our physicians to treat us humanely, effectively and to the best of their ability. They are trying to doctor us all, without having a medical license. They are policing our physicians.
They need divert their efforts, from legitimate patients, to focus on the illegal fentanyl and heroin manufacturers and distributors, also, methamphetamine, cocaine and all other illegal drugs.
This distorted thinking and the false presumptions, that the cause of the opioid epidemic, is due to the overprescribing of much needed and beneficial medications, is causing havoc among physicians and patients. The hands of our physicians to treat us are being tied, due to the unfed imental and unfair laws they are trying to force upon them. We have our privacy invaded. There is no longer patient/doctor confidentiality.
The reports are stating how the number of prescription opioid medications have dropped, fairly significantly. Overdose deaths are on the rise. Logical thinking and knowledge at this point would tell you, this system is not working. It is the use of ILLEGAL opioids that are fueling this epidemic. Nowhere in the studies, headlines, reports or bills, are there talk, discussions or input, of the effects these laws will have on chronic pain disease of our physicians.
We pain disease patients are being abandoned, discriminated against and left to suffer with debilitating pain due to the stigma and laws being passed to condemn us and our physicians.
This targeting is wrong, it's discrimination against legitimate chronic pain disease patients, who use our MEDICATIONS responsibly.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Candi Simonis on 07/21/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Section 8 voucher program applications reopen for lottery

What's the point in a voucher lottery when there is no affordable housing and the voucher promotes housing discrimination,racial profiling,and homelessness,equal opportunity housing means nothing when you are disabled living on section 8 and have a family,my house is being sold,we lived here 3 years,invested money in the yard ,because there was nothing but dirt and high weeds,we took care of the house as though it was ours, never ever late with rent and now no one will rent to us,I am stressed out to the max,we have money to move,but no one will rent to us.I can't sleep and barrel eat,I don't want my family to become another homeless statisic.

Posted by $wag on 07/20/2017 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Penrose Hospital workers banned from parking in the Old North End

So what happens when you have a to see the doctor tha'ts office is in the hospital?? What we get a ticket then or are we still have to take the shuttle???.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Geneva Vaughan on 07/20/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Colorado Medicaid changes its policy on opioid drugs in response to crisis

Avoiding Opiods and Tylenol: These are some reasons that marijuana is popular for pain relief.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by billd on 07/20/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Colorado Medicaid changes its policy on opioid drugs in response to crisis

Any state, city, or country that thinks legislating what goes on between doctors and patients is going to stop addicts from abusing substances in completely insane! It's like blaming the person who sells beer at the liquor store for an alcoholic's behavior! If an addict wants to find a drug or other substance or activity to chase a 'high' (food, shopping, sex, all can lead to addictions, should we regulate those via government controls too??) with, they will simply try and find something more readily available, or take more risk when the safer alternatives that were there no longer are! The only people you are TRULY hurting are people who will be bedridden in pain after surgery because the doctor needs to give them a month worth of pain meds, but can only give them a week! You are already causing an American Holocaust among people with severe chronic pain who used to be able to work, care for their children and homes, and have some measurable quality of life. That has been stripped from thousands of people. They are losing their jobs, their homes, their independence, and even their lives because you are legislating what should be between doctor and patient!

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Posted by Suzanne Springer-Casey on 07/20/2017 at 9:12 AM

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