Colorado in focus: Banning kids from smartphones is a truly dangerous idea (column)

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Colorado, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

The Denver Post column: Banning kids from smartphones is a truly dangerous idea As a childless adult, I sometimes poke fun at those of my friends and colleagues who took the procreation plunge. A favorite (and admittedly silly) line of attack involves suggesting that childrearing does something horrible to their brains. Even freedom-loving nonconformists can become […]

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Haupt: Only we can cure D.C.’s swine flu

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

 “It is interesting back in 2011, shortly after the swine-flu epidemic broke out; Congress enacted an earmark moratorium that would supposedly put an end to pork-barrel spending.” – Jenny Reed The phrase “pork-barrel spending” derives from the antebellum period. Plantation owners would give barrels of salt pork to their slaves, who fought with each other […]

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Colorado in focus: DaVita CEO for governor? Candidacy would trigger a flood of cash, controversy

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: DaVita CEO for governor? Candidacy would trigger a flood of cash and controversy One of the most feared names in Colorado’s early race for governor is a celebrity CEO with a cheerleader’s disposition and a love of “The Three Musketeers.” But the well-documented quirks of Kent Thiry, who leads the Denver-based dialysis giant DaVita […]

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Colorado in focus: Vice President Pence to be in Colorado Springs to speak at Focus on the Family

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Colorado, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Colorado Springs Gazette: Vice President Pence to be in Colorado Springs to speak at Focus on the Family Vice President Mike Pence will be in Colorado Springs Friday to speak at Focus on the Family’s 40th anniversary celebration. “As a ministry, we’ve long cared about life and having a public official of his stature address […]

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Colorado in focus: Colorado teachers’ active-shooter training shows them how to fire back

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Fox News: Colorado teachers’ active-shooter training shows them how to fire back More than a dozen Colorado teachers received training on how to fire back at active shooters in schools, in a program that gun-rights advocates call essential. Laura Carno, the founder of Coloradoans for Civil Liberties, described its program “in a nutshell” as “training […]

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Study: Heroin use costs U.S. more than $51 billion a year

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Heroin use and addiction in the U.S. costs more than $51 billion every year, according to a new study released by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s school of Pharmacy. Researchers came to the figure by tallying the costs of crime and incarceration, lost productivity on the economy, and treatment of not only addiction but […]

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