Guest Columns

Who will forgive us?

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In 1957, 15-year-old Dorothy Counts became the first black student to attend Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Escorted by Dr. Edwin Thompkins,...

Lessons from Iran

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I can no longer sit here silent about what I have been observing happening in our nation the past few years and what I observed...

Welcoming more racial diversity through affordable housing

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Boulder residents must realize that diversity is not implemented into their city by openly declaring their acceptance of it, but rather through changing structures...

Hold on to your hats, it seems good government is possible

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Boulder County Commissioners Elise Jones, Deb Gardner and Matt Jones voted unanimously last week to adopt rules on implementation of Senate Bill 181. The...

Local Democrats: Let’s work together and think big

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There’s no question Democrats could have done much better in our recent national election. Given the mismanagement and corruption in Washington, many of us...

Bureau of Land Management abdicates obligation to manage our wild equines...

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We Americans are inspired by our wild horses. We marvel at the sight of them living wild and free on our public rangelands, of...

Enabling versus helping

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There has been an ongoing debate about the differences between enabling and helping an addict. When a family is confronted with the situation where...

Shifting the focus of human rights in Boulder

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Boulder has long been a leader in the area of human rights and social justice reform. Our journey began more than 40 years ago...

Ma Xcel, things have changed

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Our situation is not comparable to anything in the past. It is impossible, therefore, to apply methods and measures which at an earlier age...

Cory Gardner’s economy doesn’t serve Colorado

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During these unprecedented times, Colorado needs leaders who can faithfully represent the interests of working and middle-class residents who have been ravaged by the...

Tenants have rights in eviction court. NEWR makes sure they can...

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Boulder may not be an epicenter of COVID-19 infections, but the virus and economic fallout are upending lives all the same. Almost 20,000 Boulder...

Amendment B saves schools, counties and neighborhoods from funding freefall

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When Colorado lawmakers reconvene in 2021, they face a projected $1 billion dollar pandemic-driven shortfall in our state budget. On top of that, our...