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Freelancers forgotten in battle against vulture-capitalist owners like Alden Global

Freelancers forgotten in battle against vulture-capitalist owners like Alden Global

It’s been a brutal decade for freelance journalists. From a high-water mark of 2007, when I actually made a living wage, through the great recession that led to the death…

All of us must take action to stop national epidemic of school shootings

All of us must take action to stop national epidemic of school shootings

Next week will mark the one-month anniversary of the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14, and Congress…

#MeToo #TimesUp Oscars dredge up bad memories for Vail Valley with Kobe win

#MeToo #TimesUp Oscars dredge up bad memories for Vail Valley with Kobe win

The Vail Valley got a much-needed blast of winter snow during the Oscars Sunday night, but the awards themselves provided a somewhat painful blast from the past when former Los Angeles…

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…

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…

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…

From Trump to Pompeo: Lucking out with a candid-camera cellphone steakhouse shot

From Trump to Pompeo: Lucking out with a candid-camera cellphone steakhouse shot

All journalists know that tenacious digging results in the biggest scoops, but sometimes great stories just fall into your lap. Take, for instance, The New York Times story this week…

I will stop watching ESPN if it fires Jemele Hill for calling Trump a white supremacist

I will stop watching ESPN if it fires Jemele Hill for calling Trump a white supremacist

The White House is calling for ESPN host Jemele Hill to be fired for tweeting that President Donald Trump “is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other…

Corporations must stand up to Trump on issues such as immigration, climate change

Corporations must stand up to Trump on issues such as immigration, climate change

We choked on smoke all week in the Vail Valley as wildfires rage from British Columbia to Steamboat Springs. Meanwhile, the more than four feet of rain that deluged Houston…

What would Jesus do? Preserve DACA program and ‘show great heart’ to Dreamers

What would Jesus do? Preserve DACA program and ‘show great heart’ to Dreamers

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the looming legal deadline facing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented by President Barack Obama and threatened by 10 Republican…

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