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Van Ens: Bible opens the door to immigrants; Trump administration slams it shut (column)

June 23, 2018 — One of the Bible's central teachings is: Welcome strangers, exiles, aliens, sojourners — biblical synonyms for "immigrants." Contrast this scriptural nonnegotiable with President Donald Trump's administration seven-week program of separating nearly 2,000 immigrant children from their families. Hospitality toward immigrants dominates the Old Testament. Lutheran

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Kincade: Remembering who we are: A valley where there is no place for hate (column)

June 23, 2018 — When I first moved to Vail nearly 40 years ago, we all called it Happy Valley, but it's true now as it was then that it's not always happy for everyone. Like any community, we have our challenges. What I love about ours is that,

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Menconi: Elect a true activist to Congress to represent Colorado’s 3rd District (column)

June 22, 2018 — Follow the money, and you see who and what runs America. What are some of the federal government's five biggest benefactors? 1. Finance and banking 2. Military and security complex 3. Oil and gas 4. Big pharma 5. Big agriculture I have an MBA. I

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Wissot: Love affair with reality TV produced Donald Trump, our first ‘authentic’ president (column)

June 22, 2018 — America has loved reality television for almost two decades. Whether it was a cast of unknowns who became familiar over time ("Survivor," "Big Brother," "Jersey Shore") or celebrities who opened their private lives to public consumption ("Keeping Up With the Kardashians"), reality television emerged as

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I-70 Coalition: The plan to fix the Interstate 70 mountain corridor already exists and it’s feasible (column)

June 21, 2018 — Denver's Olympic and Paralympic Exploratory Committee recently announced its recommendation that Colorado should pursue hosting a future Winter Games. This has generated a tremendous amount of interest and discussion. One of the issues that consistently comes up is Interstate 70. Can an already congested highway

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Tipton: We must utilize Western Colorado’s vast natural resources (column)

June 20, 2018 — Western Colorado is home to vast natural resources that can and will power the economy through the 21st century and beyond if responsibly developed. It is the role of the federal government to monitor and manage the development of natural resources, which is why I

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Eagle County Sheriff: Teach kids about stranger danger online, as well as in ‘real life’ (column)

June 20, 2018 — Editor's note: Find links to supporting resources with this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Our cellphones have given us total freedom and expanded our world. Google allows us information on anything within seconds, we can order just about anything on the planet with Amazon and our appliances

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Van Ens: Separating what carries eternal validity compared to archaic social norms in the Bible (column)

June 16, 2018 — A top-ranking "father" of the Southern Baptist Convention advocated a paternalistic ideology at the center of his conservative Christian faith. Paige Patterson, former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been fired because he advised women to stay in dysfunctional, degrading relationships to preserve marriages.

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Lopez: Lessons learned as Eagle County Schools interim superintendent leaves valley (column)

June 13, 2018 — There was a book published by author Robert Fulghum many years ago titled "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." The book was a compilation of essays pondering insights on life. The essays in the book included such topics as the value

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Carnes: If you’re reading this after the Singapore nuclear summit, we’re all in trouble by now (column)

June 11, 2018 — By the time these words are read, we'll "Know the Score in Singapore." With a 14-hour time difference, if it's 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the moment, then it is already 11 p.m. over in Malaysia, and the world will either be headed toward

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Goldberg: Taking the ‘beauty’ out of beauty pageants (column)

June 10, 2018 — The Miss America Organization announced last week that it would no longer judge women on their "outward physical appearance." To that end, the swimsuit competition is gone. "We are no longer a pageant," Gretchen Carlson, the group's head, explained. "Miss America will represent a new

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Norton: Remember this Father’s Day that a father’s love is unconditional (column)

June 10, 2018 — One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song "Leader of the Band." The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … "I thank you for the music and your stories of the

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Wissot: Role-playing in childhood to prepare for adulthood is a good idea (column)

June 8, 2018 — Adults standing around an infant in a crib making peek-a-boo faces and eliciting shrieks of laughter and joy may look silly to the casual observer. But to the infant, it is the learned expectation of the fun inherent in being surprised that is making him

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Mitsch Bush: Supreme Court decision a blow to workers’ rights (column)

June 8, 2018 — On Monday, May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, rigged the system even more against non-unionized working people. At issue was whether an employment contract could prevent employees from engaging in class-action lawsuits that question whether company actions are lawful. The majority

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Eagle County Commissioners: Colorado should adopt its own vehicle emission standards (column)

June 7, 2018 — A warming climate, caused by increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the atmosphere, has immense implications for Colorado's snowpack, water supply, forest health, wildlife and snow-sports economy. Globally, the five hottest years on record have occurred since 2010. Regionally, there are now

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Carnes: A First Amendment discussion of Rosanne Barr, Samantha Bee’s shows (column)

June 4, 2018 — Ignoring the Federal Reserve's concern over inflation, our skyrocketing national debt and the potential world-changing event that may or may not occur with North Korea, two vastly important facets of the "American Way of Life" were front and center last week: "Rosanne" should not have

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Norton: Grabbing low-hanging fruit can lead to greater success later (column)

June 3, 2018 — One of my favorite quotes is this, "The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley." I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy Graham, and either way I would consider those

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Cartier: Reusable bags are good, but you should wash them sometimes (column)

June 3, 2018 — In our valley, we pride ourselves on living an adventurous life. We love getting into the dirt and working up a sweat, pushing our limits as we tackle our mountains with a robust zest. Our bikes, ski equipment, rafts, running shoes, camp gear, boots and

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Van Ens: Bobby Kennedy’s appeal to youth, our better selves, remains (column)

June 2, 2018 — Robert F. Kennedy gave a challenging speech in my home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan, during the 1968 presidential campaign. As a college junior, he won my vote, but his life was snuffed out before I could cast a ballot. The Vietnam War rocked the

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Wissot: White identity politics, not economic fueled Trump’s rise (column)

June 1, 2018 — Memo to the Democrats: Next time you plan to play identity politics in a national election it might be a good idea to not forget that the largest identity group in this country is still Caucasian. How did we miss the obvious? For more than

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