Social issues

Durango-area social service groups focus on helping teens

Regional groups involved with schools, youth programs and the justice system came together Wednesday in Durango to share their experiences and efforts to prevent violent and anti-social behavior....

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Viewers not amused by SNL's joke about the heroin epidemic

At first it seemed like an uncomfortable coincidence, and then they showed the chart. Right there on “Saturday Night Live,” a little white line was showing the rapid pace of America’s heroin...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Artists with N.C. tours: Skip out or speak out?

For touring artists opposed to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” a complicated question looms: To boycott or not to boycott? Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Ani DiFranco and author Sherman Alexie...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Denver student withdraws her art after police criticism

DENVER – It’s a provocative image, for sure, and Denver’s police unions complained when they saw the student’s artwork honored in the school system’s annual best-of-city show: It depicts an officer...

DATE: March 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Speaker at Fort Lewis College says African countries must control their futures

Africa is more than crisis, diseases and corruption. Despite its problems and challenges, Africa is full of geographic, ethnic and cultural diversities, contrast and hope. Hope in terms of...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why do bike lanes anger some people?

In whichever order events occur – if the new bars or the bike lanes come first – the two have become awkwardly linked. When a low-income community gets bike lanes, I’ve heard residents worry about...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Top Durango-area stories of 2015

News stories in La Plata County in 2015 ran the gamut of topics. Among the top was the Gold King Mine blowout. Mark Redwine, father of Dylan Redwine and whose death is still unsolved, made...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

College presidents defend importance of free speech

HARTFORD, Conn. – As debates about race and other social issues flare on campuses, college presidents are increasingly intervening to draw a line when cultural sensitivity conflicts with freedom of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fort Lewis College students call for end to racism on campuses

Despite the season’s first snowstorm, more than 30 Fort Lewis College students rallied Monday to show solidarity with university students across the nation looking to end racism on college...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans with Disabilities Act changes millions of lives

NEW YORK – Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs’ world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18-year-old took a dive from his...

DATE: July 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Udall bill will do little to fix Hobby Lobby

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has a great set of eyebrows he deploys effectively to punctuate his point. They can add levity. They can scold. They can empathize. They can connote the seriousness of a...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | COLUMN: Policy and Politics

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