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The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
Last week the certified candidates competing for the three seats on Westminster City Council were announced and reported in this column. As you may recall, 10 candidates are “in the hunt” for the three seats in question. You probably assume that … more
In this political campaign season (which I use to call the “Silly Season” when I was city manager), it is all too easy for voters to be seduced by promises made by the candidates or their respective “pedigrees”/resume’s or their … more
I have been “around” local government for more than 50 years, going back to my first job with the City of Pittsburg, Kansas, after receiving my business administration degree at Pittsburg State University. As with a lot of different professions … more
During this Thanksgiving week – and in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, the downing of the Russian airline over Sinai, and the ongoing refugee crisis – I am more than … more
Before reading more of this column, I want to encourage readers to enjoy the festive lights at the Butterfly Pavilion and the Christmas decorations at Westminster City Hall during the holidays. “Living Lights” is a magical journey through the … more
If you are reading this and you have a beard, stop right now and go get yourself registered. Terrorists have beards, and, clearly, if you have a beard, you are a terrorist. Similarly, terrorists have … more
In a May 17 opinion piece, “No Longer Wanting to Die,” in writer Will Lippincott discussed his years-long battle with treatment-resistant depression and the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) that helped him manage his depression. DBT may have … more
Colorado’s recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression is as strong as any state’s in the nation, but for many middle-class families, decades of flat paychecks are leaving them with impossible decisions. Should they leave the … more
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