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The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
President Obama wants to bring terrorists incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) to Colorado. This is outrageous and I’ll do everything I can to stop it. Recently, the Obama administration announced that officials from the U.S. Department of … more
Last week the certified candidates competing for the three seats on Westminster City Council were announced and reported in this column. As you may recall, 10 candidates are “in the hunt” for the three seats in question. You probably assume that … more
In this political campaign season (which I use to call the “Silly Season” when I was city manager), it is all too easy for voters to be seduced by promises made by the candidates or their respective “pedigrees”/resume’s or their … more
One of the failures of this past state legislative session was to resolve or modify the existing state law pertaining to condominium owners’ legal rights to sue their homebuilder pertaining to defective work. The current law is out of balance and … more
By the time you’re reading this, with any luck whatsoever, this election is over (please, God, let this be over). And this was an “off-year” election. And I like this stuff! Of course, the big story has been the recall of the school board. … 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
“You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar One of the things I have heard from other people throughout my life is that they wish they could be like someone else. I have heard things … more
With the writing of this column, we are on the cusp of a new year. We are staring 2016 in the eye and wondering what it holds for us as individuals, as a community, as a state, as a nation and as the world? That is a tall order to say the … more
Well, Washington Street, that is — Washington Street north of 120th Avenue, to be precise. And maybe “monuments” is an overstatement, but certainly “significant developments” would be accurate. Yes, that is correct: a number of … more
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