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Trump lost immigration battle, may win the war

NEW YORK – Democrats are exultant that Donald Trump had to reverse his policy of separating immigrant families at the border. And there is good reason to celebrate: The policy was mean-spirited and...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Fareed Zakaria

Drought: Find ways to conserve water

I found the article in the June 16 Herald about ways to conserve water both interesting and thought-provoking. That afternoon, my family went out to lunch at a restaurant on Main Avenue. As soon...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Object of wonder

The names applied to tropical storms and hurricanes stay in our memory, and often in infamy, due to the size and power of the storms and the devastation they cause. Katrina, Sandy and Andrew are...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Blow: Immigration policies reflect white minority anxiety

Last week Pat Buchanan was on “The Laura Ingraham Show” to discuss the humanitarian crisis Donald Trump has created at the border by ripping children away from their parents. He was not...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

News avoids the cause of our disasters

I was looking through your paper to see if there is any mention of climate change in the coverage of your very devastating fires. I’m not seeing it. Oddly, in coverage of the other areas elsewhere...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brooks: Amnesty thugs rise in immigration debate

Ripping children away from their parents is the most cinematically cruel part of the Trump immigration policy, but it is not the most telling part. The most telling part is what happened to Ludvin...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Voices must be heard in a democracy

Vox populi is a Latin phrase that literally means “voice of the people.” Earl Landgrebe was a Congressman. He served as the U.S. representative for the 2nd district in Indiana. He is remembered...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Clean commute: Finding another, cleaner way to arrive at work this week

Organizers hope that a return of smoky skies over town in the mornings – a possibility due to the 416 Fire’s continued activity under dry and windy weather conditions – does not discourage people...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Mitsch Bush: It’s time for our government to work for us all

I am running for Congress because Donald Trump and Congressman Scott Tipton are moving us backward and are dividing us. My guiding principle is that together we can create a more just, equitable,...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Hanlon: Time to put focus back on real American values

I learned what it means to be an American from my parents, Depression-era kids who fought and worked to make the world a better place. My dad fought in World War II and was a union shop steward...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Marbury: I could not be prouder of our town

The firefighters and support teams protecting Durango are our heroes. I see signs at businesses and placards in windows, and I hear the applause in the voices of residents in our community for...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Finding a future in Durango: EDV program is an essential link to a better life

Nearly 246,000 Nepalese live throughout the United States, and of this number, about 13,000 make Colorado home. Of these, a small number live right here in Durango. People do not normally seek to...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Guest Columns