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Saturday, September 20, 2014

‘Guest column’ Archives

Super PACs’ multiply to sway election

Super PACs’ multiply to sway election

The Supreme Court's ruling to strike down limits on corporate campaign spending fuels a surge in election money Dear Friends and Neighbors: From Ken Gordon Those are the September 9 Bloomberg Business Week headlines. The case that they are referring to is Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, which says that corporations and unions have free speech rights. And since the Supreme Court in an earlier decision, Buckley v. Valeo, said that money is speech, we now, ... Full Story

Firefighters begin to pick up the pieces

Boulder County Fire Fighters Association Though firefighting activities are winding down on the Four Mile Canyon Fire, twelve Firefighters are beginning to think about their own next steps and where they are going to take them. While trying to preserve the life and property of others affected by the most destructive, and costly, wildfire in Colorado history, these twelve firefighters lost almost everything they had. Together with their families these firefighters are faced with the task ... Full Story

Small Business Groups Backing Nikkel in HD 49

Small Business Groups Backing Nikkel in HD 49

Press Release State Rep. B.J. Nikkel’s commitment to getting Colorado’s economy moving again has earned her the endorsement the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) and a rating of 100% by the Colorado chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). “I am honored to have received the endorsement of these important groups who collectively represent thousands of small business owners across the state, ” Nikkel said. “These groups know best ... Full Story

New Pioneers

New Pioneers

By Sarah van Gelder For the American Forum Americans are facing a troubling reality. The economic recovery they were promised has not materialized. There’s growing talk about a “new normal”—a new way of life to take us through a long period of failed recoveries. There are, indeed, good reasons to believe we won’t go back to the old ways. But this new normal doesn’t have to be a time of chaos and decline. Instead, many Americans are building stronger families ... Full Story

Animal House Receives Second Chance

Press Release After asking the community for a second chance, Animal House received an overwhelming influx of community support. “No words can truly express how deeply we are affected by the recent outpouring of support from our community,” exclaims Executive Director, Sandra Risler. Within 24 hours, the small Fort Collins shelter received close to 100 donations to their website and countless people visiting the shelter to help. Animal House has saved close to 1,500 homeless animals ... Full Story

Practical Money Matters

Practical Money Matters

Slash your phone bills By Jason Alderman Sometimes I miss the days before cell phones, email and voicemail. Sure, they've simplified our lives in many ways – remember how frustrating it was trying to reach people before answering machines? On the downside, though, not only do we often feel compelled to be accessible 24-7, but it's expensive. After factoring in Internet service and cable or satellite TV, you might be paying thousands of dollars a year to keep your family wired and ... Full Story

State Treasurer announces website achievement award

State Treasurer announces website achievement award

  STATE TREASURER CARY KENNEDY ANNOUNCES WEBSITE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Denver: Colorado State Treasurer Cary Kennedy today announced that Colorado Tax Tracks, a new feature on her state treasury website, has received an award for excellence. The Digital Government Achievement Awards, given by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, cited Colorado Tax Tracks as a winner in its Government-to-Citizen State Government category. “Since I took office, our focus has been on making ... Full Story

Statewide campaign to defeat Amendment 62

Statewide campaign to defeat Amendment 62

  Broad-based coalition kicks off statewide campaign to defeat Sneaky 62 Press Release DENVER – A broad-based, bipartisan coalition of doctors, nurses, medical researchers, faith and religious leaders, community groups, attorneys and health advocacy organizations joined forces at the steps of the state capitol today, vowing to defeat Amendment 62. Amendment 62 is a dangerous and deceptive ballot proposal that seeks to extend legal and constitutional rights to a ... Full Story

The 50th Anniversary of an Historic Speech

The 50th Anniversary of an Historic Speech

By Dr. Gary Scott Smith This September 12 marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s historic speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in which he countered religious objections to his candidacy and promised to honor the separation of church and state. This speech played an important role in Kennedy winning the closely contested 1960 election and helped set the stage for reducing religious prejudice in politics. To understand Kennedy’s ... Full Story

Who is behind 60, 61 and 101

Who is behind 60, 61 and 101

Dear Neighbor, Who is behind the Bad 3? They are trying very hard to make sure you don't know. And they're trying very hard to make sure you don’t know what damage 60, 61, and 101 would do to Colorado. Reporting this week in the Denver Post opened a window on the backers of these intentionally misleading, job killing measures as they attack the process of creating the "Blue Book," the state-prepeared voter guide. The only backer of these initiatives who will speak refuses to do so ... Full Story

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