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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind) has been up for reauthorization since 2007. Currently, the U.S. Senate has a bipartisan reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177),that is expected to … more
For a few hours last year in Washington, D.C., I was Eva Levine, born July 6, 1916. I saw what she must have seen, and I understood — like a punch in the gut – what she must have experienced as she was being transported first to Ravensbreuk, a … more
Certainly newspapering and telling stories is a circular process. Back in 2007, when I wrote (what I thought at the time) was probably my last column for a certain newspaper, I mentioned the basic … more
My first paying job in the newspaper business was folding the Dolores Star as it came off the press when I was six years old. It didn’t pay much – unless you can count the experience and … more
Hospice care, palliative care, end-of-life care — no matter how the phrase is turned, it rings with finality. For pet owners, the terminal diagnosis of a pet is fraught with conflicting emotions, confusing information, and confounding decisions … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
I grew up on a dairy farm – a farm which also grew grain crops. Every year we prayed for a good crop so we could get new clothes for school. Through it all, the farmers worked from sunrise to sunset. Sometimes a hail storm would wipe out the … more
Last weekend, my family had the pleasure of seeing “Wicked” at the Buell Theater. It was my first time for this particular show, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The sets are amazing, the production value is off the charts, and the music, by the … more
Are you sure of the above question? In Colorado, the use of sales tax revenue has been closely guarded by municipalities ever since cities were authorized to levy a local sales tax on tangible sales. However, counties have used sales tax revenue for … more
I am fortunate to have visited Sarajevo in what was then Yugoslavia. We were on a ski vacation after the Winter Olympics and we stayed in dorms on ski slopes about an hour southwest of Sarajevo. I tried to learn a bit of the local language, in … more
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