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Carnes: With such a checkered track record, be careful calling North Korea a win (column)

April 23, 2018 — "Same old story, same old song and dance, my friend …" No one could have guessed the 1974 lyrics from Aerosmith would be so prophetic, not once but twice, in America's dealings with North Korea. "This is a good deal for the United States …

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Norton: The most important step to success is step 1 (column)

April 22, 2018 — Have you ever had this incredible urge and surge to take on a big project or massive idea? You probably know what I mean, the kind of project that when we first think about it we get so excited that we just can't wait to

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Cartier: The state of Colorado has grit (column)

April 22, 2018 — Spring has arrived, although some might debate whether we ever had a winter. Between high seasons, there is time to reflect on what's occurred and what's to come. Part of that evaluation includes a pat on the back for our successes, and the realization that

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Van Ens: Poor get the short end of tax cut stick, while super-rich, corporations benefit most (column)

April 21, 2018 — Wall Street power brokers and Washington, D.C., tycoons sell a tax cut myth. They claim slashing tax rates for the rich will put more money in most Americans' pockets. Spinners of this myth about tax cuts spiking the American economy bank on citizens' historical amnesia

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Wissot: Why I am not planning for the afterlife (column)

April 20, 2018 — I don't know what happens to us when we die and haven't devoted much time to the subject. I probably should because I'm in my 70s and will be finding out soon enough. It could be that I'm in denial about the looming end to

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Tipton: Congress strengthens commitment to fight human trafficking (column)

April 19, 2018 — "Three western Colorado men arrested in FBI's sex trafficking operation." "Car accident leads to arrest for human trafficking." "Six local men arrested as part of national child sex sting operation." These headlines from our local papers describe some of the worst crimes imaginable happening in

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Duff: Societal wounds still bleed from war, violence and hatred 50 years ago (column)

April 19, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. My generation came of age in the late 1960s and '70s, at the apogee of that tumultuous time in history. As it relates to the turnings of history, VJ Day and the assassination of

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Eagle County Schools superintendent: Colorado ranks nearly last in education funding; how do we fix it? (column)

April 18, 2018 — I made my first attempt at teaching when I was in elementary school. I sat my siblings and anyone else I could find in front of a nice, clean wall in my house, which I proceeded to use as my chalkboard. Although my parents were

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Colorado Journalism Week: Free, fair press essential to democracy (column)

April 16, 2018 — It has been said that in the age of the internet, we must become our own editors. We must learn how to question, challenge and analyze all the information bombarding us daily. In Colorado's mountain communities, however, we are fortunate. We still have local resources

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Carnes: Despite turmoil in the world, here in Happy Valley, life could be worse (column)

April 16, 2018 — The sun has been shining, the mountain is muddy, the grass is turning green, flowers are blooming and, of course, it's probably snowing while you're reading these words. Such is life amongst our Rocky Purple Mountain Majesties. Another end to another winter season, this one

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Van Ens: Christianity doesn’t fall for anti-immigration head-fake (column)

April 15, 2018 — Anti-immigration advocates use a head-fake that authentic Christianity rejects. A basketball player tilts his head to the right and feigns a right-side drive to the bucket. After pivoting to the left, however, he easily dunks the basketball. Immigrants work in gangs, steal blue-color jobs, drive

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Norton: What’s happening here, within our homes and hearts, is what matters most (column)

April 15, 2018 — So how are you doing with the news these days? Like some of my friends, you just stopped watching or listening because there is no place where you can go to find the truth, nowhere to hide. As much as we would like to think

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Vail Mayor: Incredible effort on all fronts helped sustain challenging ski season (column)

April 14, 2018 — As the 2017-18 season comes to a close on Vail Mountain, I couldn't be prouder to look back on the past 145 days and marvel at how this community pulled together to deliver quality experiences for our guests, on and off the mountain. Thank you

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Rankin: Civics is crucial component of education, and it’s missing in Colorado (column)

April 13, 2018 — "An informed citizenry is the heart of a dynamic democracy." — Thomas Jefferson Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship Civics Test is the test all immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship must pass. Unlike Colorado, some states are

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Freud: Threats at Battle Mountain High School, or any other school, must stop (column)

April 13, 2018 — Stop it. Stop it now. No more. You might consider it a joke. You might consider it an offhanded remark. It doesn't matter — it's not amusing and, given national events, when you say something, people rightly are going to take it seriously. Our veteran

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Roberts: Standing up for consumers through Arbitration Service Provider Transparency Act (column)

April 12, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Every day at the Capitol before I sponsor or vote on legislation, I always ask, "How will this make people's lives better?" I was proud to sponsor the Arbitration Service Provider Transparency Act that

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Eagle County Republicans: State assemblies convene this week (column)

April 11, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the final installment in a series explaining the pre-primary election process. The final steps in an off year election cycle are the state assemblies. Delegate and alternates elected at the Eagle County Assembly on Saturday, March 24, will travel to the

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Eagle County Sheriff: With graduation around the corner, consider a career in law enforcement (column)

April 11, 2018 — With graduation around the corner, many of Eagle County's young people are thinking about their futures. Some will leave our valley, heading off to college or entering the military. Others will attend Colorado Mountain College and remain with our community while earning a degree. We

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Quinn: Semi-automatic rifles have legitimate protective uses (column)

April 10, 2018 — There have been several recent submissions about "Assault Rifles." The inaccuracy of this term when applied to weapons like the AR-15 has been covered so many times that one can assume that those who still use it in the present discussion are either intentionally deceptive

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Carmichael: Being a lifeguard is still cool and can prepare you for life (column)

April 10, 2018 — Even though the show "Baywatch" is not as popular as it once was, it's still cool to be a lifeguard. Here at the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, we are starting to recruit lifeguards for the upcoming summer season with a training scheduled for

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