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Saturday, July 12, 2014

‘Community News’ Archives

Paul Ryan’s Plan For American Decline

Paul Ryan’s Plan For American Decline

    By Joe Conason If the foreign adversaries and competitors of the United States imagined a future that would fufill their most ambitious objectives, it might begin with a government crippled by the House Republican leadership’s “Ryan budget” released on Tuesday. Followed to its absurd conclusion, this document would lead America toward a withered state, approaching the point where Marxian dreams and Randian dogma converge. Or at least that’s the view ... Full Story

Colorado AFL-CIO Report

Colorado AFL-CIO Report

Working Families Mid-Session Report         Mike Cerbo Executive Director Colorado AFL-CIO       Midway through 120 days of the 2012 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly the Colorado AFL-CIO wanted to provide an overview of the accomplishments and disappointments with legislation pertaining to jobs and the economy. The good news: the economy is starting to improve. The bad news: opponents of working families are ... Full Story

Heartland Institute threatens 71-year-old veteran

  By Gary Wamsley Editor When I read the original articles on the release of confidential documents from the Heartland Institute board meeting, (see They’re Coming for Your Kids)  I was infuriated. I reacted by sending a strongly worded email to the president and all the board members of the Heartland Institute. Surprisingly, one board member and institute president Joseph Bast responded to my email. Bast’s response is one that I would consider threatening. He said he ... Full Story

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale DENVER – Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) responded to Rep. Doug Lamborn’s PIONEER Act today by writing Rep. Scott Tipton, who represents the Western Slope, asking that he reconsider his opposition to an amendment requiring more study before we charge into another round of oil shale speculation. “Rep. Lamborn’s bill has been lambasted in his own local newspaper,” said RMFU President Kent Peppler, “in an op-ed that ... Full Story

“The Butler Did It”

“The Butler Did It”

 

A Christmas Carol for 2011

A Christmas Carol for 2011 By Bob Burnett (about the author) It's been 168 years since Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol to illustrate the horrific living conditions of the English poor and promote the true nature of Christmas.  If Dickens were still alive, he'd be compelled to update his tale.     On Christmas Eve, Bob Cratchit comes home from work and tells his wife, Emily, he's been laid off, "They're shutting down the tractor factory and moving it to ... Full Story

Colorado Redistricting approved

The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado this afternoon approved the redistricting plan. The Court Order states: Upon consideration of the Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of Representatives filed by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on December 5, 2011, together with the statements filed by the proponents and opponents herein, and now being sufficiently advised in the premises, IT IS ORDERED that Resubmitted Plan for Districts for the Senate and House of ... Full Story

Lobato trial: state funding unconstitutional

Press Release Lobato Legal Team Will Hold News Conference Sat., Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs; State’s School Funding System Declared Unconstitutional by Denver Judge Today Key plaintiffs and the legal team behind Lobato v. State of Colorado will hold a news conference Saturday, Dec. 10 in Colorado Springs. The news conference will begin at 10 a.m. at Colorado Springs School District 11 offices, 1115 N. El Paso St. Kathy Gebhardt, one of the lead attorneys on Lobato v. State of ... Full Story

Year end giving? Consider ATV

Year end giving? Consider ATV

 

Nearly 700 signatures opposing charter school in

  Opponents of the proposed Red Rock Academy have collected nearly 700 signatures on their online petition at www.supportberthoudschools.org. According to the website: SupportBerthoudSchools.org is a grassroots effort of concerned parents who have joined together to support our four existing Berthoud public schools. We are passionate about protecting our right to choose quality public education for our children." Also online is "A Response to Red Rock Academy's Fact Check." Read ... Full Story

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