Opinion

Electoral College thwarts democracy

Recent letters have supported the Electoral College. Consider a different perspective. As established by Article II of the Constitution, the college was a compromise between a president elected by...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Medicare for all could cure financial ills

It is often said that a society is judged by how well it takes care of its most vulnerable. A new study is out in the Journal of Public Health Research that compares access to health care by poor...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Turner is right choice for LPEA board

Jack Turner is running again for the LPEA Board of directors. We are lucky to have someone with his experience and leadership skills. He has opposed every rate increase as a director. I admire his...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango grew since ’50s; YES on 1A

Why should Durango voters consider the 1A tax proposed for the city? The city population has increased exponentially since the 1950s. Our city has not had the funds to properly maintain its...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The time has come to raise sales tax

The narrative of the critics of the 1A tax initiative is fueled by the cliché of wasteful government spending. Yet city departments in 2019 carved out over $500,000 in additional budget cuts to...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Council candidates need experience

Above all, in City Council, we need people with proven records of service and experience to represent us. Barbara Noseworthy and Kim Baxter have proven their abilities through public service. We...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let me count the ways this tax works

I support the 1A sales tax increase for lots of reasons. Because I want to drive around Durango without having to watch out for potholes. Because parks and recreation is a key economic driver for...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

I’ll be praying for bold, new green policy

Anjali Appadurai, a 21-year-old Canadian representing world youth at the UN climate summit in Durban, said, “You have been negotiating all my life. In that time you’ve failed to meet pledges,...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Two candidates for council can do this

It was interesting to watch the candidates running for Durango City Council on their televised Q and A; from a man who is 31 years old to a woman with 30 years of experience running complex...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need new leadership on council

We need new leadership in our City Council. We need new and independent thinkers with the experience in helping communities resolve important issues. We don’t need more councilors who merely...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Noseworthy complete council package

I thank all our City Council members for their hours of study of local issues and their thoughtful reflections on what is best for the majority of our residents. Even though they have not always...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sales tax hike for well-maintained future

To the very real extent that the 1A sales tax increase will replace local sales taxes we no longer pay when we purchase goods online, 1A is simply a continuation of the community investment we’ve...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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