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David O. Williams is an award-winning freelance reporter based in the Vail Valley of Colorado, writing on health care, immigration, politics, the environment, energy, public lands, outdoor recreation and sports. His work has appeared in 5280 Magazine, American Way Magazine (American Airlines), the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), Aspen Daily News, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Colorado Independent, Colorado Politics formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Post, the Durango Herald, the Eagle Valley Enterprise, the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington), ESPN.com, the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Greeley Tribune, the Huffington Post, the King County Journal (Seattle, Washington), KUNC.org (northern Colorado), LA Weekly, the London Daily Mirror, the Montgomery Journal (Maryland), The New York Times, the Parent’s Handbook, Peaks Magazine (now Epic Life), People Magazine, Powder Magazine, the Pueblo Chieftain, PT Magazine, Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine, the Rocky Mountain News, Atlantic Media's RouteFifty.com (formerly Government Executive State and Local), SKI Magazine, Ski Area Management, SKIING Magazine, the Summit Daily News, United Hemispheres (United Airlines), Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail en Español, Vail Valley Magazine, the Vail Daily, the Vail Trail and Westword (Denver). Williams is also the founder, publisher and editor of RealVail.com and RockyMountainPost.com.

La Petite Academy preschools honored with national health, fitness award

La Petite Academy preschools honored with national health, fitness award

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been out of the White House for nearly a year, but her legacy of promoting youth fitness and a healthy diet lives on at…

Funding mental health services won’t end all gun violence, but it will save lives

Funding mental health services won’t end all gun violence, but it will save lives

Andrew Romanoff, who as the president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado wholeheartedly supports Eagle County Ballot Issue 1A, wanted to make sure during a recent interview that I was…

Trump undercuts Obamacare as governors push for bipartisan Murray-Alexander fix

Trump undercuts Obamacare as governors push for bipartisan Murray-Alexander fix

As President Donald Trump continues his assault on Obamacare — halving the enrollment period, cutting low-income subsidies and slashing marketing budgets by 90 percent — a bipartisan group of governors…

President pushes ‘mean’ Trumpcare orders as Colorado governor pushes back

President pushes ‘mean’ Trumpcare orders as Colorado governor pushes back

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking steps to stabilize the state’s health insurance markets in the wake of Trump administration efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act through executive orders.…

Colorado lawmaker dismayed by gun violence but offers solutions beyond banning bump stocks

Colorado lawmaker dismayed by gun violence but offers solutions beyond banning bump stocks

After the obligatory “thoughts and prayers” statements from members of Congress have died down in the wake of the nation’s worst mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, the…

Colorado DACA recipients headed to Washington to rally support for Dream Act

Colorado DACA recipients headed to Washington to rally support for Dream Act

Advocates for the DREAM Act to protect recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are mobilizing all over Colorado to pressure members of Congress to finally act on an…

Only reason to support Colorado Olympic bid: Hyperloop One

Only reason to support Colorado Olympic bid: Hyperloop One

Recent reports have indicated Colorado may have an outside shot at landing the 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics, and one would think that as an Eagle-Vail resident and someone who’s…

Relieved Hickenlooper now hopes Congress turns to bipartisan fixes for ailing ACA

Relieved Hickenlooper now hopes Congress turns to bipartisan fixes for ailing ACA

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper — a relentless champion with Ohio Gov. John Kasich of bipartisan health care reform — on Tuesday expressed his relief that the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal…

Trump’s NFL tirade rooted in his own inadequacies and failures to honor the flag

Trump’s NFL tirade rooted in his own inadequacies and failures to honor the flag

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday claimed President Donald Trump weighed in so divisively on NFL civil rights national anthem protests in an attempt to distract the nation from his…

Hickenlooper, Kasich lead bipartisan governors opposed to Cassidy-Graham ACA repeal

Hickenlooper, Kasich lead bipartisan governors opposed to Cassidy-Graham ACA repeal

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday joined a group of nine other governors in opposing the Senate’s last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act before a Sept. 30 deadline,…

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