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Cepeda column: War on Poverty is far from over for black and Hispanic children

September 24, 2018 — CHICAGO — A mere two months ago, President Trump's White House declared the War on Poverty "largely over and a success." The administration argued that few Americans are truly poor anymore — it estimated that the poverty rate was only about 3 percent — and

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Carney Column: Phillip Lindsay a beacon for hard work, determination

September 19, 2018 — The Denver Broncos are off to a fast start at 2-0, thanks in large part to a rejuvenated offense and a stout defense, but the biggest story line coming out of Englewood 2 weeks in the 2018 regular season in the budding star power of

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Cepeda Column: We need to make the American dream accessible to all people

September 16, 2018 — CHICAGO — Hispanics in the United States have always been paradoxical — both ultra-invested in their heritage yet proudly all-American; more law-abiding in the immigrant stages of life in the U.S. yet more likely to brush with the police in subsequent generations. Another paradox is

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Thiessen column: Trump’s good policies don’t excuse graceless behavior towards John McCain

September 9, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Since the founding of our republic, there have been precisely 1,974 members of the United States Senate. John McCain is only the eighth senator who was not also president or vice president to lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol —

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Parker column: No, I’m Spartacus!

September 8, 2018 — WASHINGTON — It was Day Three of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings when Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J,, launched his 2020 presidential bid as a Thracian gladiator. His eyes glimmering pools of earnestness, Booker girded his loins and told the chamber that he was going to do

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Kaepernick’s Nike ad shows he’s winning the national anthem protest battle

September 6, 2018 — Colin Kaepernick just won the kneeling-during the national-anthem debate. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is narrating and featured in a Nike television commercial that debuts on the national airwaves during Thursday, Sept. 6’s NFL opener — Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles on NBC — and is

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Giachino: Thank you to the 10th Mountain Division’s Sandy Treat from a very grateful American (column)

September 6, 2018 — Editor’s note: Visit http://www.skimuseum.net for a schedule of Sandy Treat’s 10th Mountain Fireside Chats. How many times can you say, “I met a legend today”? I was honored to be in the audience at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum’s Friday 10th Mountain Fireside Chat and heard

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Kight column: Ghost Walk cancellation sparks historic funding conversation

September 5, 2018 — It isn't easy to relinquish something that was wildly successful for 18 years. It required a Herculean effort, from a small group of dedicated volunteers, to pull off such a long-running money-making event and our organization's best fundraiser: the annual Ghost Walk. And yet, all

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She Said, He Said: Question his feelings and needs, not his pot use

September 4, 2018 — Dear Jeff and Lori, My husband and I met in college and have been together for 13 years. When we started dating we were both proud dirtbaggers, spending as much time as possible climbing and biking, and smoking our share of pot. Over the last

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Cepeda column: Rural communities that embrace immigrants show signs of revival

September 2, 2018 — CHICAGO — I can't think of a stronger endorsement for the positive role that Latino immigrants are playing in rural towns across the country than the heartfelt words of Rob Tibbetts, father of Mollie, the 20-year-old Iowa college student who was recently found dead after

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DDA column: Defining goals and priorities moves downtown projects forward

August 29, 2018 — The DDA works with Glenwood Springs City Council to prioritize projects and set specific goals for outcomes each year. We look at available funding, timing, phasing, coordination with other city projects, location, and the community's desires. All these factors help us establish our priorities and

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RFSD News: Roaring Fork teacher housing proving its worth

August 28, 2018 — Through the 2013 strategic visioning process, the Roaring Fork Schools identified retaining and recruiting staff as an important strategic priority. When the district examined the obstacles that were preventing progress on this priority, it quickly became clear that affordable housing played a key role in

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Sextiped Valley column: Real foods for your pet – why not?

August 17, 2018 — Last month, I wrote (again) about why pet food companies are not to be trusted. I got a lot of feedback, mostly along the lines of, "well, what are we supposed to feed them, then?" It's a fair question. But I have been repeatedly asked

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Under the Dome: Off to work we go

August 14, 2018 — After six years on the job as a Colorado State Representative and having just spent two intense weeks with multiple meetings every day and lots of miles on the road, Joyce and I have a renewed appreciation for the people and the issues of northwest

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Across the Street: What’s a teacher to do? No, really

August 14, 2018 — When I went off to college to learn to be a teacher, the responsibility of an elementary school teacher was mostly teaching "reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic," the 3R's. Social Studies, Science and Physical Education rounded out the curriculum. Then came monitoring the cafeteria, to accommodate

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Downtown Market column: Kogler’s Bakery weathered it all, to marketgoers’ delight

August 13, 2018 — Five Tuesday markets left, that is it! Summer always seems to fly by, and what is a little more curious for me is that every summer seems to slip by even quicker than the previous summer. Certainly we are already feeling the subtle changes and

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HealthView: Celebrate Valley View babies with Pediatric Partners Thursday

August 13, 2018 — Raising a family in the Roaring Fork Valley can best be described as adventurous. How lucky are we to live in a community with such a diverse range of activities for our kids – from skiing and snowboarding to rafting and kayaking to 4H to

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Doctor’s Tip: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arterieies), part 1

August 13, 2018 — Atherosclerosis is also known as plaque, or hardening of the arteries. It is common in Americans and other people on a Western diet as they age. However, it's not normal — it doesn't occur in people who are on a lifelong plant-based, whole-food diet with

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Parker column: Trump and Putin’s do-si-do

August 9, 2018 — WASHINGTON — It's a given that political candidates will target each other with as much oppositional propaganda as they can get away with. But with the Kremlin now playing a third-party shadow role in U.S. elections, the usual game seems to be shifting from blood

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Cepeda column: Don’t resort to stereotyping other races

August 5, 2018 — CHICAGO — There's been a bit of a bumper crop of stories about white anxiety in the past week. First, a July 30 op-ed in The New York Times, "How to Talk to a Racist," suggested that the label does little to soothe bigoted attitudes,

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