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Paying more in local taxes makes sense

I urge Durango voters to vote YES on 2A. Others have made important arguments for the benefits of this tax increase. Rather than reiterate those arguments, I hope to persuade those who generally...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our endorsements

Brad Blake, the sole Republican on the three-member La Plata County Board of County Commissioners, is running for reelection as District 1 representative against Democratic challenger Clyde Church....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

We need zero-tolerance on homeless

I am tired of the schizophrenic and weak machinations of the Durango government on the issue of homeless and transients in the city. I have one suggestion: Direct the police to enforce the law as...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Herald forced the removal of slavery sign

I really appreciate your editorial (“Sign of our times,” Oct. 8), but would like to add a slightly different perspective. In the sequence of events, the critical step in this story was that the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need a Guinn Unger for healthcare

The World Health Organization ranks the US 35th in healthcare outcomes – far below almost every universal healthcare system in the world (we barely edge out Cuba). For such lousy healthcare, and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Let’s have more independents like Jones

The Western Colorado Independent Voters haveofficially endorse Paul Jones, candidate for House District 59. Voters in HD 59 have a golden opportunity to elect an independent/unaffiliated to the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

A better way than 2A to fund city needs

Initiative 2A should be defeated because there is a clear, simple solution to build a new police station without a tax increase. Prior to council approving 2A, the city conducted several outreach...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump fiddles while we all burn

At this point, it is clear that this administration not only cares nothing for Americans, but that it cares nothing for humanity. Lisa Pool makes a point that we forget all too often: climate knows...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Lucifer seems to have a lot to work with in Church

The pontificate of Pope Francis and the presidency of Donald Trump have been odd mirrors of one another for a while – populist leaders, institutional crises, norm violations, #metoo scandals, leaks...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Ross Douthat

Unger for state Senate will protect us

Clean air, pure water and healthy soil to grow our food. These are the essential elements of life on earth that we literally cannot live without. While our short-term financial and material...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

McLachlan is better than Paul Jones

From the videos that I’ve seen from the Club 20 debates, there is one moment that stood out in my mind in which Paul Jones, candidate for Colorado House, District 59, reveals his position on...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our endorsements

Colorado’s office of state treasurer seems to gain significance as time goes on, partly because some, such as its current occupant, Walker Stapleton, have used it as a stepping stone – in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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