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Jason Salzman

Republicans Say Blogger Can't Be Guest at National Convention

Jason Salzman | May 27, 2016 | Denver
Colorado Republican Party Chair Steve House has booted Republican activist and blogger Kathryn Porter from the group of Colorado Republicans who are going to the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland.
Pat Waak

Borneo Orangutans: Discover the Rainforests

Pat Waak | May 26, 2016 | Travel
Once you have met the orangutans, you will see that they are the gentle ones of the ape species. If you have seen the IMAX film "Born to be Wild," you will understand the need to make sure they have a space to live and thrive.
Jason Salzman

Republican Official: "I Really Don't Care if People Are Offended by It"

Jason Salzman | May 26, 2016 | Denver
Delta County Republican Chair Linda Sorenson shared an image on her Facebook page last week depicting Ronald Reagan nursing a chimpanzee. The photo is sandwiched by the phrase, "I'll be damned... Reagan used to babysit Obama."...
Tracy Shaffer

Film on the Rocks Turns Purple

Tracy Shaffer | May 25, 2016 | Denver
The Red Rocks Amphitheater became a lavender sea as fans and their families filled the seats, squeezing close together to accommodate the record-breaking FOTR crowd; a sell-out at 9000 within 24 hours.
Gisele Bundchen

Wild Life Crime Just Got Personal

Gisele Bundchen | May 26, 2016 | Green
It saddens me that in the 21st century, with all our knowledge and power, we are hearing more and more stories of possible extinctions due to people's choice. We are responsible for our choices and the only ones capable of changing our future.
Jason Salzman

State Senator: Ignore Obama Guidelines on Transgender Student Discrimination

Jason Salzman | May 25, 2016 | Denver
Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods wrote on Facebook Sunday that the state should ignore President Obama's mandate that public schools allow students to use the bathroom corresponding the gender they identify with. But ignoring the federal rule, as advocated by Woods, would apparently run counter to Colorado law, which, since...
John Rampton

Could an Intern Help Your Business This Summer?

John Rampton | May 24, 2016 | Business
As a business owner, you're probably looking for ways to get more done in less time, and perhaps even save money. One way to do that is to hire an intern.
Tracy Shaffer

Is Homeownership Right for You?

Tracy Shaffer | May 23, 2016 | Denver
Prices are up 8% in the prior 12 months vs historical 6%. Inventories are tighter than last year, especially for small, lower priced homes. In 2016, we expect 8-9% appreciation, flat unit sales volume increases, and continued tight inventories.
Tracy Shaffer

Red Rocks Turns Purple for Film on the Rocks

Tracy Shaffer | May 23, 2016 | Denver
In honor of Prince, the Red Rocks Amphitheater became a lavender sea as fans and their families filled the seats, squeezing close together to accommodate the record-breaking FOTR crowd; a sell-out at 9000 within 24 hours. And. It. Was. Epic.
Caitlin Cattelino

The Other Wolverine Who Rivaled X-Men for Fame

Caitlin Cattelino | May 20, 2016 | Denver
His movements were first recorded in Wyoming in 2008. He took off in 2009, heading south for hundreds of miles. He traveled across inhospitable lands looking for a place he might fit in and finally settled in Colorado.
Will Rogers

Colorado Celebrates Public Lands, Congress Should Do the Same

Will Rogers | May 19, 2016 | Green
Colorado is taking a step in the right direction and, in Washington, D.C., Congress should follow that lead and provide the tools needed to protect many of the special places Americans will be visiting this summer.
Karen Middleton

"Attacks on Women's Health Will Not Be Tolerated": Reflections on the 2016 Colorado General Assembly

Karen Middleton | May 21, 2016 | Denver
As a former Member of the Colorado House of Representatives from Aurora, it was my distinct honor to accompany Colorado's Speaker of the House, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, onto the floor for the 2016 General Assembly Opening Day in January. And she made her priorities very clear in her Opening Day...
Jason Salzman

Republican Turns Joke into Attack

Jason Salzman | May 24, 2016 | Denver
An advertisement mailed to some Colorado Springs residents includes actual factual photos of state house candidate Larry Liston cross-dressing, but the attack letter fails to mention that Liston's foray into women's garb was all part of a joke. As reported last week by the Megan Schrader at the Colorado...
Wade Norris

Brews for Bernie USA launches

Wade Norris | May 18, 2016 | Denver
Not only did we sign petitions and arrange to Get out the Vote for the remaining states, we helped get the word out about local races and continuing the Political Revolution that is Bernie Sanders. Feel the Bern!!!!
Jason Salzman

Republican Senate Candidate Fails as Media Critic

Jason Salzman | May 18, 2016 | Denver
Republican Senate candidate Jon Keyser is adopting the Douglas-Bruce style of media criticism. You recall Bruce, who authored Colorado's TABOR amendment, once kicked a Rocky Mountain News photographer at the capitol. The Denver Post reported in 2008: "Bruce said he became frustrated as photographers from...
Alvina Vasquez

Five Questions We All Should be Asking About the Health Insurance Mega-Mergers

Alvina Vasquez | May 20, 2016 | Denver
While the debates over Obamacare have faded into the rear view mirror of public discourse, another major crossroads lies ahead as health insurance giant Anthem has unveiled plans to merge with Cigna in a $54 billion deal. Health care industry specialists cannot agree on whether bigger is better when it...
Peg Perl

Missing Justice Means No Justice for Colorado Women

Peg Perl | May 18, 2016 | Denver
There is a famous saying attributed to Judge Jerome Frank that "Justice is what the judge ate for breakfast." Basically, this is a cynical view that substantive outcomes in cases are not always explained by legal precedent or argument, but...
Jason Salzman

Republican Senate Candidate Denies Human Role in Global Warming

Jason Salzman | May 19, 2016 | Denver
Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn reiterated his belief last week that humans are not contributing to global warming. Asked about the issue by KNUS 710-AM's Jimmy Sengenberger Show May 7, Glenn, an El Paso Couty Commissioner, said: Glenn: Climate change, we can debate that until...
Marc Bekoff

Heart of a Lion: The Biography of a Courageous Peripatetic Predator

Marc Bekoff | May 18, 2016 | Denver
Removing walls of misunderstanding about mountain lions and other so-called "dangerous" predators As a member of the Board of Directors for The Cougar Fund, and also because I've studied various predators for decades, I'm always amazed at how some people casually write off these amazing nonhuman animals (animals)...
Jason Salzman

A Predatory Lender's Empty Threats

Jason Salzman | May 17, 2016 | Denver
If you followed the debate over a bill allowing a predatory lender to charge millions of dollars more in high interest rates, you know that the key question, at the end of the day, was: Will the lender, OneMain Holdings, leave Colorado if it can't make even more money here?...
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