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The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District reauthorization bill, SB-016, falls short of good government ideals. Here's why: Accountability SB-016 assesses tax through 2030, funding Tier … more
The other day I was listening to sports talk radio — I think a lot of us have been listening to sports talk this week — and I heard one of the talkers describe a Denver Broncos player (maybe Aqib Talib) as “a human Red Bull.” I hear … more
Finally, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to weigh in on one of President Obama’s executive orders. The case in point is his 2014 action regarding immigration, in which he acted without congressional legislation to shield up to 5 million … more
As the father of a 3 ½-year-old and a relative newlywed (my marriage is as young as my daughter), I’ve realized over the past couple of years there’s nothing more satisfying than watching someone — or someplace — you love grow. The … more
Well, let’s see ... the new year is underway, the Denver temperatures have been bitter cold (per tradition), the annual National Western Stock Show is as appealing as ever and what else is “out there” that is making a buzz? You guessed it, … more
Do you remember the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire?” Billy Joel takes us musically through a history lesson as he shares everything from Harry Truman to heavy metal, the cola wars and everything in between including Woodstock, punk … more
Ready? Gonna roll out some of my “nerd” credibility now. There was an episode of the original “Star Trek” series in which Captain Kirk was on trial for the negligent death of one of his crew members. At issue was whether or not the … more
I have been “around” local government for more than 50 years, going back to my first job with the City of Pittsburg, Kansas, after receiving my business administration degree at Pittsburg State University. As with a lot of different professions … more
As new issues bubble up to the surface regarding the conflict between Colorado’s marijuana law and federal law that prohibits the manufacture and trade of marijuana, it becomes more apparent that major problems exist. The initiators of the … more
Well, that was an interesting start to the new year. My first week of 2016 started with two funerals—one for the father of a friend, the other for the father of my oldest friend. Somebody said we’re “getting to that age.” I don’t want … more
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