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Decades in classrooms taught a lesson about weak parenting

The illusion of a schoolteacher, like the ones I knew, is long gone. Modern teachers are still expected to be capable of teaching all of the subjects I was taught. On top of that, they are required … more

Good News Breakfast celebration scheduled

The 28th Annual Good News Breakfast will be held at 6:59 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., in Golden. The keynote speaker is former 9News anchor Mark … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

Sharing the stories of women

The State of Colorado was the first state in the union to enfranchise women by popular vote, and in 1894, Colorado became the first state to elect women to the state Legislature. In other words, … more

‘This movement will make a difference’ — let’s hope so

Listen to Ali Shultz. The cardboard sign that hangs around her neck reads “Thoughts and prayers will never be enough.” She stands in the cooling shade of towering pine trees, with her mother and … more

Arvada Center showcases Miller’s troubled American family

Lynne Collins, director of Arvada Center’s Arthur Miller production “All My Sons,” writes that she considers “All My Sons” to be “his most American, most honest and most perfect play.” … more

There’s no place like home: Be wary of claiming office deduction

More and more people these days are working at home, often as an employee or as a small business owner with a home office. In 2003, 19 percent of employed people did some or all their work at home, … more

Couple wins honeymoon cruise at wedding expo

One happy couple walked away with a honeymoon cruise from Highlands Ranch Travel, and about 150 people got a chance to talk to more than 40 wedding professionals at The Falls Event Center in … more

The country needs answers: Don’t fire Mueller

The plot thickens with each turn, twist and new tweet from the President on the Russians’ involvement in the 2016 election. FBI Director James Comey was the first key “casualty” and most … more

Thornton wants public plans for dog park

Thornton canines will get a new city dog park beginning later this year and officials have invited dog owners in to help design it. “It’s well used now. People love the dog park,” said Diane … more

Master plan moves ahead

With work on the first phase of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools strategic plan process complete, work on the next phase is set to kick off April 5. Stage I included a series of community engagement … more

Move along: City aims to evict arts group from downtown location

A Westminster arts group is not homeless yet, but the city has given them until June 1 to find a new headquarters. Ann Holly, member of the South Westminster Arts Group, said it could be the end of … more

Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” … more

Thousands turn out to March for our Lives

Stacie Lenar, 37, of Highlands Ranch, said she has never taken an interest in politics, but rather “left that up to other people.” In the wake of recent school shootings, Lenar, the mother of two … more

Sandhill cranes put on amazing show in Colorado

It was time for our annual family “migration” to Monte Vista in the beautiful San Luis Valley. For three days in March, we stand transfixed by the continual chorus of crane calls — and the … more

Bill on transportation funding advances

The state Senate has tentatively approved a bill to ask voters next year if the state can issue $3.5 billion in bonds for roads and bridges while injecting a one-time installment of $500 million into … more

Colorado state revenue expected to rise, give budget a boost

Record-high oil production, rising wages and the anticipated benefits of the new federal tax law will inject hundreds of millions of extra dollars into Colorado's tax collections, giving lawmakers a … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Listen first, respond second, and do both with great care

Over the past 10 years, many of you have asked me a similar question. You have asked me for one of the best lessons that I have learned over the course of my career and my life. Historically I have … more

Remembering a woman who made a clean slate of cleaning

Margaret Atwood — remember her? — said, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” To be honest, I had never heard of Atwood, but I liked the quote. The quote led me … more
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