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Mountain Law: Construction defect reform advocates lose at state house, then win in court (1)

July 1, 2015 — 

When a new condominium project is built in Colorado, there is a high possibility that the developer will eventually be sued for construction defects. As a result, many developers say …

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Bargell: In time for July 4th, a resolution of interdependence (column) (2)

July 1, 2015 — 

This week, it’s all about the history — or at least what we manage to fit in between sparklers and symphonies. That part of history that involves digging through old …

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Meat-industry independence (3)

July 1, 2015 — 

Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This 4th of July, let’s declare our independence from the meat industry.More than 60 percent of …

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Even the Pope disagrees with her (letter) (4)

June 30, 2015 — 

Re: Susan Stamper Brown’s June 26th opinion, “Whatever happened to common sense regarding climate change?”I don’t understand how the opinion of such a climate change denier (CCD) was qualified to …

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The American experiment: From birth to bureaucracy (letter) (5)

June 30, 2015 — 

239 years ago, the British Colonists in America declared their independence from the King and founded a new nation because of a long list of tyrannical grievances. They won a …

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Liddick: Would we sign the Declaration of Independence today? (column) (6)

June 30, 2015 — 

Saturday marks our country’s 239th anniversary — a suitable time to remind ourselves of some truths about our foundation. We should do this annually because there are many who would …

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How the Trans-Pacific Partnership gives corporations special legal rights (column) (7)

June 29, 2015 — 

In promoting a proposed trade pact covering 12 Pacific Rim nations, President Obama has cast the initiative as an instrument of equity. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would, in his words, “level …

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Snake, love and facial hair (column) (8)

June 27, 2015 — 

“Hey man, do you remember Jake the Snake?” In a past life I spent summers in a small town in Northern California. The only remaining contact from that time is …

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Heard around the West (9)

June 27, 2015 — 

THE SOUTHWESTA California condor with a yen for new places apparently got tired of southern Colorado. “N8” — identified by the number on the GPS transponder on his wing — …

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Ask Eartha: Weeds running wild in the High Country (column) (10)

June 26, 2015 — 

Dear Eartha,My neighbor started giving me grief last summer about “noxious weeds” that he said are growing in my yard. One of the plants he says is bad is my …

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Red Pope, Green Pope (column) (11)

June 25, 2015 — 

He gets under their skin like termites in a boathouse. Drives them crazier than Hillary Clinton and Yoko Ono dancing on a gay pride parade float. He’s the itch you …

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Whatever happened to common sense regarding climate change? (12)

June 25, 2015 — 

Fear mongering is quite lucrative in what seems to be a burgeoning “climate change industrial complex,” where certain people benefit monetarily or politically in their promotion of global catastrophic risk …

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Fundraiser for Summit County’s Kent Peterson a success (letter) (13)

June 25, 2015 — 

I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to a number of people who helped with a fund-raiser held on Thursday, June 18. On behalf of my good friend …

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Unfooled by Liddick’s prestidigitation on gun control (letter) (14)

June 25, 2015 — 

Re: June 23 Morgan Liddick’s “Charleston’s tragedy shouldn’t be about gun control”Mr. Liddick, perhaps you are correct in some small way that the tragedy that unfolded in Charleston should not …

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Possession is nine-tenths of racism (column) (15)

June 25, 2015 — 

How could someone hate a person simply because of dark pigment? Based on our history of racial progress and regress, it’s simple.Racism mostly is about entitlement, about power, about privilege. …

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Rachel Dolezal, the pain thief of Spokane (column) (16)

June 25, 2015 — 

Spokane, Washington, the little city that has a knack for weirdness, is back in the limelight again. Not so long ago, it was all about the outing of our anti-gay …

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Truth that is greater than a gun (letter) (17)

June 24, 2015 — 

My response to the words in a recent letter to the editor — “I want to live in a loving (safe) country...in the wake of our most recent heartbreak at …

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Littwin: Taking down the Confederate flag and racist pride, too (column) (18)

June 24, 2015 — 

When the governor of South Carolina called for the Confederate battle flag to be removed from the State House grounds, it felt as if the world had stopped — if …

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In Charleston, political opportunism piles on tragedy (19)

June 22, 2015 — 

On Wednesday, June 17, the Glock automatic pistol owned by white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof woke up and decided to drive to Charleston and kill African-Americans. Perhaps it found inspiration …

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Sirota: Jeb Bush’s audacious announcement (column) (20)

June 21, 2015 — 

Presidential campaign announcement speeches typically rehash well-worn themes politicians have long championed. They rarely include shockers or attempts to wholly redefine a candidate. Not so for former Florida Gov. Jeb …

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