Our view: The first Labor Day parade – they all smoked cigars

It was all about a show of force. In 1869, a handful of men, among them Philadelphia tailors, founded a secret organization, a grand union, which they dubbed the Noble Order of the Knights of...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne deserves your vote now

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne is running unopposed for another four-year term. No one should underestimate the difficulty of this job, which requires Champagne to make...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: Keep out of reproductive rights

Proposition 115, an addition to the state’s statutes, has been put added to the ballot by signature gatherers. It would penalize doctors with a misdemeanor charge and a fine, and a temporary loss...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: No on family and medical leave

One of the most significant questions on the November ballot is the creation of a paid family and medical leave enterprise within the state’s Department of Labor. Most employers and employees in...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: Sports without most people

It is gospel among tennis fans fortunate enough to attend live tournaments, especially the Big Four majors, that some of the most interesting play often occurs in the early rounds, when several...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: City Council lets BLM erect a shrine until the election. What comes next?

Lately, when Durango City Council holds its regular meetings they are conducted remotely. Public comment is taken at the beginning of the meeting from residents and anyone else who cares to comment...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: The Nazi past still with us

Early in 2019, trains in and out of Paris were canceled and 2,000 people were evacuated from homes in the Porte de la Chapelle area after a thousand-pound bomb was found and detonated by police. It...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

At the beginning of 1967, Atlantic-label record producer Jerry Wexler had a brilliant idea: He would take Aretha Franklin, a 24-year-old vocalist who had languished commercially on the Columbia...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials


Two-thirds of a million dollars in in-kind contributions so far, is being used to advocate cutting the state’s individual and corporate tax rates from 4.63% to 4.55%. With the damage done to payers...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: A note to readers

Our endorsements will continue, addressing the 11 questions and multiple candidates, on one or two print days a week through Sat., Oct. 24. They will also be posted on the Herald’s website, under...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: Easier bingo!

In what is the least impactful question on the November ballot, voters are being asked to make it quicker for new charities to organize bingo games and raffles for their fundraisers. Instead of...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Our view: How can the state fight anarchists?

When people show you who they are, believe them – for this wisdom we have to thank the late poet Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey, who popularized it. It seems useful when we look at the anarchist...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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