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Top 10 Cities Americans Move to and Move From

Have you dreamed of moving to a city on the other side of the country, or simply somewhere warmer or with a cheaper cost of living? While these reasons are not the top three reasons people move, they are common desires and driving factors...Show More Summary

In Colorado, the Freedom to Marry Matters to Latino Families

Day by day, the list of Coloradans who support the freedom to marry has grown more and more diverse. The issue of marriage equality has fast become one that is bringing Latino communities and families together. In Colorado, a new Latino...Show More Summary

What Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Real Life

There's a reason that Game of Thrones is the most illegally downloaded TV show: it's really, really good. The characters are wildly complex (Two words: Jaime Lannister), the plot twists are consistent nail-biters (THE RED WEDDING?!), and people are always getting naked (Jon Snow is a babe). Show More Summary

U.S. to Help Ukraine by Importing Hemp

Industrial Hemp growing in Colorado. Photo by Ben Droz The United States and allies are clearly exploring every avenue when it comes to providing aid to Ukraine. They have to, considering the embattled nation is asking the International...Show More Summary

Rembering a Colorado Educator Beloved by Many

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. -- Mark Twain There are few more jarring experiences than sitting in a hospital room and hearing a neuro-oncologist deliver a report that full metastasis has set in. Show More Summary

Latest Assault on Public Lands an Affront to the Public

BOULDER, Colo. -- The streak continues. I'm not talking about a winning streak. This one is a loser. Unfortunately, the biggest losers are the public. The U.S. House has continued its assault on our country's magnificent public lands heritage. Show More Summary

Nugent Apologizes to Obama but Not to Colorado!

I wrote a blog post a while back regurgitating rocker Ted Nugent's appearance on KNUS Peter Boyles' show, where Nugent said Colorado is the poster child of "moral dereliction" and the Republican Party has "no balls" because someone cut...Show More Summary

What You Need To Know About 'Normal Barbie'

When I released Lammily crowdfunding on March 5, I could not have predicted such an overwhelming response. Now, with another eight days to go, more than 13,000 backers have preordered over 17,000 dolls. First and foremost, I want toShow More Summary

Partisan Politics Torpedos Long-Overdue 'Medicare Doc Fix'

It's amazing how quickly political priorities can overrule good governing. Last month, it seemed that a bipartisan and permanent "Medicare doc fix" was finally in the offing. The fix would replace an existing formula that threatens to...Show More Summary

5 Things You Might Not Know About Spring Allergies

Spring is finally rolling around the corner, and for most of us, that's a big relief. For many others, however, this revival of life also means the return of sneezing, coughing, wheezing, itching and other vexing symptoms of spring allergies, commonly known as hay fever. Show More Summary


In 1986 I stood on the shores of Prince William Sound in Alaska. I was there, a high-school student with the School for Field Studies, studying the thermoregulation strategies of harbor seals. The area we were working in was exceedingly remote, truly untouched by human hands. Show More Summary

Do You Still Oppose Abortion, Even for Rape or Incest?

Media outlets are reporting that Rep. Mike Coffman has joined Rep. Cory Gardner, in withdrawing his support of the personhood amendment, which would ban all abortion, but, strangely, reporters aren't asking Coffman (or Gardner) the logical...Show More Summary

The Political Rise of Restorative Justice

Co-Authored by Dr. Sandra Pavelka The modern day movement of restorative justice continues to evolve at state and community levels. Jurisdictions have responded to juvenile justice system discontent with revisions to legislative and policy agendas. Show More Summary

I'll Ban Abortion! Well, Maybe Not. Then Again...

Before being elected to Congress four years ago, Rep. Cory Gardner, who's now running for Senate against Democrat Mark Udall, backed off campaign promises to ban abortion, much like Gardner did Friday when he un-endorsed the personhood amendment. But, as documented by the Ft. Show More Summary

Colorado Women Rock

The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame inducted 10 accomplished women on March 20. The honorary chair of the event was Linda Alvarado, an inductee into both the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame. Other women...Show More Summary

March Madness: The Tournament of Upper-Middle Class Afflictions (PHOTO)

(It all boils down to too much bread.) Jessica Hagy is the author of How to Be Interesting, and the forthcoming, The Art of War, Illuminated. She blogs at and lives in Seattle.

The Magic of Red Rocks

At 9:30 P.M. on August 26, 1964, The Beatles played their only non-sold out show during their first U.S. tour. Over 2,000 tickets were still available the day of. Oxygen containers had to be kept on the stage for the Fab Four because they frequently fell short of breath during their performance. Show More Summary

Shining Himself Up for Colorado Women?

Back in August, Republican pundit and strategist Dick Wadhams was asked by KNUS radio host Matt Dunn if a "pro-life Republican" can win a "state-wide at the present time." Wadhams: "As long as they don't make that the centerpiece of their campaign, or, to be honest, as long as they don't endorse and embrace the personhood amendment. Show More Summary

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