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SCOTUS

Nominating justices to fill vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court is a president’s prerogative. It was Barack Obama’s prerogative to nominate Merrick Garland last year for the vacancy created by...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Job availability looks promising, but housing costs remain problematic

As with much of life, it’s helpful when numbers can be put alongside “this is what it feels like.” At last week’s annual Wells Group Real Estate Forecast, it was confirmed: There are too few...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Comprehensive plan

The 2017 comprehensive plan for the city is complete and last week cleared its second-to-last hurdle before final approval. City Council is expected to vote on it on Election Day. The plan and...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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DECA at DHS

It is a familiar lament to parents of high school students everywhere, most often heard in the late hours when homework is heavy and a test is on the horizon: “Tell me,” the beleaguered student...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Safe spaces

Safe spaces have taken hold at college campuses across the country to denote places where individuals or groups of people can be confident they will not be discriminated against, criticized,...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Boating access

Monday brought a pair of welcome events for folks in Southwest Colorado eager to get back on the water. One was the vernal equinox marking the return of spring, evident from temperatures in the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Women’s history

Well-behaved women seldom make history. So goes the saying that spirited women have claimed as their own while making their mark on history. It is with some irony that they do. Laurel Thatcher...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Trump should push for health policies that work for more than the wealthy

Republicans are about to return the country to adequate health insurance only for the wealthy and those employed by big business. Donald Trump should not let them. The 2010 Affordable Care Act –...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Water fluoridation recognized as a great 20th century public health achievement

The August 2015 Gold King Mine spill forced the environmental health of the Animas River into harsh perspective. It was shocking to see our beloved river turn bright orange from mine discharge....

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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High-quality pool of candidates presents Durango with the luxury of choice for council

In a recent letter to the editor, a fellow resident wrote: “Durango has been blessed with forward-thinking leadership over the years, and that has helped make this community a beacon for others all...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Durango Devils

The winter seasons for high school sports are done, giving way to the outdoor sports of spring. But we did not want to let winter pass without recognizing a group of athletes who just put away...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Sen. Don Coram’s efforts to make rolling coal illegal are commendable

Though La Plata County cyclists are all too familiar, participants in a post-election gathering at Fassbinder Park in November were surprised by something most had never before experienced: Young...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorial