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Guest Posts

Bull Elk in Beaver Point, Estes Park, Colorado.

Guest Post: Coloradans cherish their public lands. Don’t let Trump’s ‘energy dominance’ plan...

Two years ago this week, the Department of the Interior rolled out a doctrine that may inflict extensive, long-lasting harm to wildlife on our...

Guest Post: David Bernhardt for interior secretary? Not so fast!

Many Coloradans are rallying around President Trump's nomination of Rifle native David Bernhardt to be the next secretary of interior. However, a closer look...
Immigrants who have worked in Colorado for years under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program now live in limbo. (Photo by Katrine Kaarsemaker via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: Why we must pass the Dream and Promise Act

For nearly two decades, working immigrant Coloradans who gained an opportunity to live and work in our communities under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)...
Donald Trump denies climate change and risks national security

Guest Post: Trump threatens national security by denying climate change Meanwhile, the US military...

Late last week, the White House took aim at a central and established tenet of national security: the threats posed by climate change. Our military and...

We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion The recent encounter between a...

I split my time between living outside Yosemite National Park and in Los Angeles. That I have the chance to see mountain lions in...
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Guest Post: Colorado must better regulate the oil and gas industry Lawmakers need to...

Three years ago, I heard a large fracking project was coming to my neighborhood. I did some research and everything I found brought more...
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Guest Post: Colorado Sens. Bennet and Gardner must reject Neomi Rao for the appellate...

As a South Asian woman and lawyer here in Denver, I support women of color enthusiastically. In fact, I ran in the Democratic Primary...
The United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX). Fremont County, near Florence, Colorado.

Guest Post: Prisons don’t work; let’s stop pretending otherwise 'The rate at which incarceration...

Colorado was in the news recently as commentators speculated where Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman would serve his sentence. Several outlets pointed to ADX, the...
Colorado residents unable to prove they are in the U.S. lawfully have been able to apply for special driver's licenses for almost five years. Appointments, already backfilled for months, may become harder to get this year. (Image of driver's license courtesy of Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles)

Guest post: Expand access to driver’s licenses for Colorado’s undocumented immigrants

Colorado is home to many undocumented immigrants. These individuals do not have the same opportunity to access a driver’s license as others Coloradans do...

Guest Post: We are listening: Responding to recent child abuse and neglect data

Calls to the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline rose for the fourth consecutive year last year. In 2018, an astonishing 221,969 calls were made...