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When I fired up the old computer Friday morning, I could feel the blood begin to drain almost immediately from my face. As I moved from one local news site to the next — starting with The Sun, of course — the same story appeared almost everywhere.

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This Valentine’s Day, as many of us were snuggled up indoors, an Arctic blast swept down through the nation. In Texas, millions went for days without power because of energy shortages, all while one of the state’s senators, Ted Cruz, was headed to enjoy a well-deserved vacation in sunny Canc…

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While few people enjoy piling on Ted Cruz as much as I do, I have to admit that Cruz’s trip to Mexico during the Texas energy crisis is, as he said himself, a distraction from the real problem — which is that Texas, of all places, ran out of gas, or at least its ability to deliver gas.

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On Day Five, the final day of the Trump impeachment trial, the United States Senate voted to let Donald Trump off the hook for what is likely the most dangerous and disgraceful set of actions by any president since the nation’s founding.

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You can’t begin to overstate what just happened in Washington, the place where good ideas go to die, if, in fact, anyone even notices them at all.

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For all of Rep. Lauren Boebert’s attention-grabbing antics in her first days in Congress, it looks as if she is still having to play catch-up if her ambition is to be the leading U.S. House crazy. It must be driving her nuts.

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In a world that’s clogged and choking with a massive overdose of plastic trash, you’ll be heartened to learn that governments and industries are teaming up to respond forcefully to this planetary crisis.

This time last month, most of us were anticipating the move from 2020 to 2021. For obvious reasons (COVID-19 and its economic consequences, the expression of white supremacy, the murder of George Floyd, just to name a few) we hoped the new year would bring with it a magical restart.

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Now that all the beautiful speeches about unifying a country in disunion are over and done, we should note that the clock on President Joe Biden’s honeymoon period is already ticking. In fact, that sound you hear might be the alarm going off.

Our city’s relationship with the LGBTQ community has been tumultuous at best. We went from having the largest queer space in the Western states, Hide and Seek, to being labeled the nexus of the “hate state” with the passage of Amendment 2; from being the first city in Colorado to implement p…

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If you’re wondering why the Senate must hold an impeachment trial of Donald Trump even after he’s no longer president, even if it’s unlikely that the required 17 or so Republicans will ever vote to convict, even if the trial would impede Joe Biden’s first days in office, you don’t have to lo…

In case you are still confused about the dangerous consequences of white nationalism and white supremacy running unchecked, refer to the violence at the United States Capitol that took place on Jan. 6, 2021. 

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With one week left before the end of our long national nightmare, when Donald Trump will finally be evicted from the White House, the questions now should be not only about Trump’s fate but also about the fate of Trumpism.

The Educating Children of Color Summit, an annual conference for students, parents and educators that focuses on best practices and equity and provides scholarship opportunities to students, will be held online this year due to COVID-19. Described by Harrison School District 2 Superintendent…

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It’s no secret that the Colorado GOP has major problems. But now one problem — let’s call it the Patrick Neville problem — has reached a critical stage.

Many of us read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies in high school — and it’s still being taught. The 1954 novel depicts the gradual descent into barbaric darkness by a group of English schoolboys shipwrecked on a small, deserted island. Its portrayal of innate human depravity was hailed at …

Dec. 1 was a rare day of unbridled joy for the transgender community as we collectively welcomed a new brother into the fold. Elliot Page, star of Juno, The Umbrella Academy and roller derby drama Whip It, announced to the world that he is trans, and would now be using he/they pronouns.

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During the hectic holiday shopping season, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.com may seem like a great option, especially for us procrastinators. Anything you want can be shipped directly to your doorstep. All it takes is a few clicks and — of course— some of your hard-earned money.

Climate change is happening. Widespread famine is inevitable when freakish storms, heat waves and rising sea levels destroy crops. I’m wondering why some religions are ignoring this very obvious and undeniable global crisis. Is there an explanation?

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There are two stories competing for the day’s headlines, day after day, and both come back to the same person, who remains, even in his final days in the Oval Office, at the center of everything.

A few years ago, a friend and I were having a conversation about selling his farmland. It had been a dream come true when he acquired the little over 5 acres he owns, a place where he raises goats and chickens, and grows vegetables. As for selling, I remember saying, “Please don’t; you can’t…