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President Obama and the Bucking Broncos

Photos copyright AnnaWilding.net 2016 It's a welcome respite from Trump headlines. A gleeful President welcoming the Denver Broncos to the White House. The Denver Broncos, including Peyton Manning who was ideally positioned just behind...Show More Summary

Republican Leader Says Colorado GOP Candidate Has 'Ticket on the Titanic'

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell waded into Colorado politics Saturday, telling KNUS 710's Craig Silverman that to accept the endorsement of the Senate Conservative Fund (SCF) is like having a "ticket on the Titanic" So, since Colorado Republican U.S. Show More Summary

Denver Named Fourth Best City in America for Tech Professionals

Denver may be known, in part, for its "Old West" roots, but the Colorado city is all about new tech, according to a recently published study. The personal finance research firm ValuePenguin ranked Denver as the fourth best city for tech careers. Show More Summary

Bigotry Against Muslims Also Appear on Republican's Facebook Page

Delta County Republican Chair Linda Sorenson is under fire for sharing a Facebook post comparing Obama to a Chimp, as well as other posts in the same racist vein, including one in support of the Confederate flag. She issued an apology...Show More Summary

Racial-Sensitivity Training Promised after Republican Apologizes for Being "Insensitive" in Comparing Obama to a Chimp

In the wake of a meeting yesterday with Delta Country Republican Chair Linda Sorenson, who shared a Facebook meme comparing Obama to a Chimp, Colorado GOP Chairman Steve House promised racial-sensitivity training for party leaders, but...Show More Summary

Denver First Gen Grad Becomes Global Leader

Arnie Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the U.S. Department of State, was the first generation in his family to graduate from North High School in Denver. He became a Boettcher Scholar...Show More Summary

Racism That's Too Ugly to Publish?

The Grand Junction Sentinel is defending its decision to publish a Facebook post, shared by Delta County Republican Chair Linda Sorenson, comparing Obama to a Chimpanzee:  ...we've received several letters scolding us, in essence, for not sanitizing the news. Show More Summary

Why Was the Gorilla Harambe Killed at the Cincinnati Zoo and Why Was He There in the First Place? It's Time to End to Captive Breeding

Grief and outrage Many people worldwide already know about the killing of a 17-year-old male western lowland gorilla named Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo to save the life of a 4-year-old child who fell into the gorilla's cage (please also see Bron Taylor's "The Value of a Gorilla vs. Show More Summary

To the Little Kink-Haired Girl

Little kink-haired girl, you inspire me. Sitting with your texturally diverse friends while wearing your puffs and braids with casual confidence makes me feel so proud. I know that you just think that your barrettes are pretty and that...Show More Summary

Text Brouhaha in Colorado Election

If you happen to be a journalist or just a plain old citizen in Colorado, you have a legal right to ask for information under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA). Unless you happen to live here in Basalt--in this bucolic town whereShow More Summary

Did a Hacker Really Post a Facebook Meme Comparing Obama to a Chimp?

Delta County (Colorado) GOP chair Linda Sorenson, who's been the focus of national media attention after sharing a racist Facebook meme comparing Obama to a Chimpanzee, has apparently shared or "liked" material in the same vein in the...Show More Summary

Trump P.U.

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3 Keys to Making Mental Training Work in Sports

When I speak to athletes and coaches, I ask them how important the mind is to sports success. With few exceptions, the response is that the mind is as or more important than the physical and technical side of sports. I am obviously biased...Show More Summary

Republicans Say Blogger Can't Be Guest at National Convention

Colorado Republican Party Chair Steve House has booted Republican activist and blogger Kathryn Porter from the group of Colorado Republicans who are going to the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland July 18 because House...Show More Summary

Borneo Orangutans: Discover the Rainforests

In the 1980s, a colleague of mine at the National Audubon Society, participated in an Earthwatch program with orangutans. I had seen the advertisements and wanted so much to take this trip to Borneo. However, any free time I took from my public policy position at Audubon was used to fulfill contracts with the U.S. Show More Summary

Republican Official: "I Really Don't Care if People Are Offended by It"

Delta County Republican Chair Linda Sorenson shared an image on her Facebook page last week depicting Ronald Reagan nursing a chimpanzee. The photo is sandwiched by the phrase, "I'll be damned... Reagan used to babysit Obama." Sorenson...Show More Summary

State Senator: Ignore Obama Guidelines on Transgender Student Discrimination

Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods wrote on Facebook Sunday that the state should ignore President Obama's mandate that public schools allow students to use the bathroom corresponding the gender they identify with. But ignoring the federal...Show More Summary

Republican Turns Joke into Attack

An advertisement mailed to some Colorado Springs residents includes actual factual photos of state house candidate Larry Liston cross-dressing, but the attack letter fails to mention that Liston's foray into women's garb was all part...Show More Summary

Is Homeownership Right for You?

Key Messages for May Prices are up 8% in the prior 12 months vs historical 6%. Inventories are tighter than last year, especially for small, lower priced homes. In 2016, we expect 8-9% appreciation, flat unit sales volume increases,Show More Summary

"Attacks on Women's Health Will Not Be Tolerated": Reflections on the 2016 Colorado General Assembly

As a former Member of the Colorado House of Representatives from Aurora, it was my distinct honor to accompany Colorado's Speaker of the House, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, onto the floor for the 2016 General Assembly Opening Day in January. Show More Summary

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