• Mike Littwin

    Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but in the year in which small-d democracy — for both good and ill — has taken over the presidential season, the Colorado Republican establishment has chosen to opt out of the process.

    If there’s a fever out there — and there undoubtedly is — the typically anti-vax Republicans have gone full immunization protocol to combat it.

  •  Stephanie Majka-Nava

    Ask A Therapist

  • Rep. Faith Winter and state Sen. Jessie Ulibarri


  • Donald J. Boudreaux

    End the ban on U.S. oil exports

    Thanks to international sanctions, Iran’s economy is suffering. In an effort to stop that country’s nuclear weapons program, the U.S.-led effort has restricted Iran’s oil exports.

    But the Obama administration just made a deal with Iran that could lift those sanctions. 

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

  • Better Business Bureau


    COLORADO — It’s back to school time, and that means forms, forms and more forms — the school directory, scholarships, sports teams, scouts, and the list goes on. As you get started, consider these tips from the Federal Trade Commission for keeping your child’s personal information safe, from pre-school through college.         

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

    As new drugs and medical devices are developed, it’s understandable that the public, always in love with new technologies, want to use them. They also want them to be safe, and most people think they are. It comes down to a balancing act that will soon be tested in Washington. 

  •  Frankie Trull

    Foundation for Biomedical Research

    The fight against rubella, the deadly German measles, has finally paid off.

  •  Alan Shusterman

    Founder, School For Tomorrow

    A record number of high school students are celebrating their hard-earned diplomas this year.

  •  Jon M. Bailey

    Former rural policy program director at the Center for Rural Affairs

  • Mike Littwin

    The shooter, we’re told, was a drifter, a word you rarely hear outside Hollywood westerns. But this couldn’t be a western, because in the West, they took your guns at the town limits. Or at least that’s how they did it in the movies.

  •   Nathaniel Sillin 

    Energy Information Administration

  • Jim Hightower

    How exciting: Chris Christie put his name on the Republican presidential dance card. He’s No. 14.

    The big man from New Jersey entered the race with all the chutzpah and hullabaloo that’s marked his five-and-a-half years as governor of the Garden State. In his carefully staged announcement speech, he said he’d be a truth-telling president.

  • Mike Littwin

    If you were worried that the Donald’s inevitable implosion wouldn’t be wildly spectacular, you can put your mind at ease.

    Give the guy some credit.

  • Lee H. Hamilton

    The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication, and strategizing by many of us who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns. I’ve been following the rhetoric of both parties, and there are a few points that stand out enough to tell us something about what we have to look forward to.

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural Health News Service

  • David A. Smith, age 56 of Henderson, passed away June 29, 2015. He was born in Paola, KS, July 10, 1958, to Wiley and Leah Smith. 

    David is survived by his beloved wife, Lynda of Henderson; his mother, Leah Smith of Osawatomie, KS. 

    He was proceeded in death by his father, Wiley Smith.

  • Dave Eckhardt

    Urge the EPA to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard — because it’s working.

    The EPA recently snubbed the Renewable Fuel Standard with a revision to the rule that would cut corn ethanol obligations by 3.75 billion gallons over three years — the equivalent to a billion and a half bushels in lost corn demand.

    We can’t help but ask, “Why?”

  • Ellie Makinster

    Ask a Therapist

     Readers are encouraged to send their mental-health-related questions to Ask A Therapist, and — space permitting — Community Reach Center therapists will answer them. Please email your questions to AskATherapist@CommunityReachCenter.org. 



  • Robert L. Nradley Jr.

    Climate activist Bill McKibben recently patted the environmental movement on the back for obstructing the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil sands from Alberta, Canada (along with U.S. supply) to the Gulf. McKibben opined, “It’s pretty amazing to see what happens when people organize.”