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Opinion

  • Editor:

    The op-ed from Mr. Janich that ran last month was confusing and wildly incorrect.

    First of all, this November, voters will be asked to vote for a bond measure to help build new schools as well as update and/or expand others in order to accommodate all the new kids now living in the district. It’s not a mill-levy override, as he suggested.

  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora

    From the day I was elected to Congress in 2009, I have been engaged in a fight to change the culture of Washington, D.C.

  • Lee H. Hamilton

    Guest Column

     

    Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.

  • A horse is a horse, of course, of course, but who can make sense of Amendment 68?

  • Editor,

    Working with law enforcement and the community, the former Adams County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on marijuana for unincorporated Adams County. Commissioner Chaz Tedesco said a review of this issue must be addressed by 2015.

  • Gelissa Garcia, MA, LPC

    Guest Columnist

  • Tracy Lieberman

  • The state of Colorado ought to be clear in valuing the unborn, and our legal system ought to impose tougher penalties for those convicted of attacking pregnant women and causing the loss of a fetus.

  • Amanda Ufheil-Somers

    Guest Column

     

    Once again, a U.S. president vows to eliminate an extremist militia in the Middle East to make the region, and Americans, safe.

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    Tom Janich

    Guest column

  • Marge Baker

    Guest column

     

     

    One of the many privileges of living in a democracy is the ability of each of us to have an equal say about how we are governed. Through elections, our lawmakers can be held accountable for how well they fight for the interests of the people they represent.

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    Emily Oosterhouse

    We don’t like to talk about suicide. However, more than 40,000 Americans die each year due to suicide, which currently is the 10th-leading cause of death in our nation. Locally, there were 71 completed suicides in Adams County. 

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month. But we need to talk about suicide prevention more than one month out of the year.

    It affects all of us, including our children, teenagers and young adults. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24 years nationally and claims the lives of approximately 4,600 teens each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

  • Glenn Mollette

    Guest column

    While ISIS horrifically beheaded Steven Sotloff and James Foley, some Americans were being inconvenienced on airplanes. Most of us are spoiled and when we stop and think for a minute our inconveniences are small in comparison to so much else in the world.

  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora

    This editorial that follows is about the U.S addiction to foreign oil and how it imperils our economic and national security. We must and can end that addiction through a renewed emphasis upon various forms of energy development here within North America where we have reliable partners in Canada and Mexico, our own abundant energy resources, and, if unleashed, the entrepreneurial, spirit to use energy more efficiently.

  • Timothy Karr

    Guest column

     

     

    There was no vacation for the Internet this summer.

    While many Americans slipped away to the beach, Internet users were busy defending the openness of a network that has become this era’s engine for free expression, ingenuity and just about everything else.

  • Jennifer Forker

    Guest column

     

    We often talk about the ripple effect of suicide — that it affects so many people beyond the individual’s immediate family and friends — but we often forget to include our co-workers among those who are grief-stricken by a loss related to suicide. Yet most of us spend 40 hours or more a week at our workplace. 

  • Editor:

    As my career with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office draws to a close, I’ve had to seriously consider who to endorse to be the next Sheriff.  I don’t believe it should be a political decision.  The issues of law enforcement and public safety are too important to be based on politics.

  • Emily Schwartz Greco
    and William A. Collins

    What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil.

    Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi mountaintop out of humanitarian concern for the persecuted Yazidi minority. But he didn’t drop any bombs until Islamic State fighters began to threaten Kurdish oil supplies.

  • Glenn Mollette

    Guest Column

     

    The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money.