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For anyone who did not know, the Jefferson County school board recently released CMAS state test results. I was happy to see some gains but shocked that 50 percent of third graders do not meet the … more
Isn’t it time balance returned to the Jeffco school board? Don’t we need a couple of board members willing to ask what needs to happen to improve student achievement? I think yes, and … more
One of my favorite things to do each week is attending some community social functions. Just a coffee hour where members of the community will take turns volunteering each week to provide the refreshments and snacks for others who come out to join … more
This isn’t going to be one of the funny ones. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “On average, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.” October is National … more
We need a housing fund Did you know that according to federal guidelines, if you are paying more than 30 percent of your income towards housing costs, you are housing burdened! Most Westminster residents are paying that and more. Without … more
As the campaigns for Westminster mayoral and city council candidates reach a key milestone in the respective races, the highest-priority topic, in my opinion, is the whole discussion of new development/redevelopment in Westminster. This has … more
Here we are back in full swing of the new school year. My guess would be that many of you reading this column have already asked the question, “Did you do your homework?” And you probably heard something like a short and muffled, “No.” Or a … more
My therapist asked me to describe my perfect world. “No one goes hungry, for one thing,” I said. “Very admirable.” “Affordable health care options for everyone.” “Very admirable.” “No one wears a baseball cap … more
What about taxpayers? The September 21 Northglenn Thornton Sentinel included articles lauding a new school clinic, full day preschool, and funding for CHP+. A few months ago it was a story about expansion of the school lunch program to provide … more
Protect the EPA Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have stunned a nation asking itself how it will face the next big one. Fact is, climate change is making high intensity storms significantly more likely. Now is the time for a game plan. It’s why … more
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