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McCain found morality in a dark place, and brought it to a bright career

John McCain’s years of captivity in Hanoi, held by the North Vietnamese after his plane was hit by a missile, rightly became one of the centerpieces of his life. His resistance to his captors as he...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Candidates for governor are sharply split on further limiting emissions

In 2012, under President Barack Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency set out to promulgate new and more ambitious standards for vehicle emissions. Written under the 1990 Clean Air Act, the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

City needs to work hard to sell citizens on tax increase

Tomorrow is Sept. 1, and in a little more than six weeks, ballots for this November’s election will be mailed by county clerks. While Colorado is a leader among the states in voter participation...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Congress should put partisanship aside and reauthorize the LWCF

It amazes us that the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bedrock of our country’s dedication to acquiring and preserving public lands for more than 50 years, faces extinction at the end of...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Answers lacking as Durango abandons effort to help the homeless

Durango City Council made a significant effort this summer to understand the issues that involve the homeless and to aid in their overnight sleeping conditions. Time was spent learning what was...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Beset by extremism in our national politics, Colorado knows what to do

We’ve been thinking lately that we have underestimated Gov. John Hickenlooper, and that our “purple” Colorado – balanced between red and blue – could be wishing for his steady hand again one day...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Democratic candidate for governor should change his mind on debate

A cardinal rule of campaigning for public office, especially as an election draws near, concerns impressions: Generate the positive whenever possible. Avoid the negative like the plague. Which is...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Santa Rita could be an even better attraction, but we’re not there yet

The proximity of the Animas River is a treasure for Durangoans as it winds its way through town, and at Santa Rita Park, there is an opportunity to make it an even greater part of the town’s...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Open and shut: Candidates commit to strengthening state’s open records act

George Brauchler, the district attorney in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District, recalls reading about a case in Texas in which public records were requested, when something caught his attention....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

If baker makes it back to the Supreme Court, we have forebodings

Jack Phillips is back in the news. He’s the baker from Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, sparking a case that went all the way to the U.S....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our favorite pets can have a place on the patio, but not on every patio

You say Durango has gone to the dogs? That’s certainly not news. Stroll downtown or hike a local trail, and you will encounter dogs on nearly every block and at every bend of the path. Even on an...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We’re with you: Today, we join more than 100 newspapers to set the record straight about our work

Today and tomorrow, more than 100 newspapers around the country are running editorials in order to take the strongest stand against attacks on journalists that falsely cast us as enemies of the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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