Social issues

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

Retail pot in mixed-use neighborhoods?

The next battle over where the city of Durango should allow retail marijuana stores may take place in the mixed-use neighborhoods. The Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved Monday...

DATE: June 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fees for marijuana businesses before Durango City Council

It could be another long Durango City Council meeting Tuesday night. While the council held two public hearings last month on recreational and medical marijuana code, this will the first look at...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City commission to take up pot land use today

The city of Durango’s Planning Commission is holding a special meeting today at 6 p.m. to consider retail and medical marijuana land uses. Durango is in the process of repealing its old land use...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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