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Amendment 69: Single-payer system pitched to solve health care problems

By Charles Ashby

It’s hard, if not impossible, to find anyone who believes that the nation’s health care system is doing just fine. The rising premiums that were the norm before the Affordable Care Act was made into law have continued, with little ...


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HEALTH ON THE BALLOT

By Charles Ashby

The last time Colorado voters approved new taxes on tobacco products more than a decade ago, sales for cigarettes declined by more than 100 million packs a year. So when cigarette sales increased last year by about 1.1 million packs, numerous ...


Prop 106: Dying patients deserve another option, proponents say

By Charles Ashby

Facts fight fear, or so say the folks backing a new law that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives. Those people, Yes on Colorado End-of-life Options, say there is much misunderstanding about what the proposed new law ...


Amendments T and U: Legislature seeks to clean up outdated provisions

By Charles Ashby

During this year’s session of the Colorado Legislature, lawmakers placed two referred measures on the ballot to remove some language from the Colorado Constitution and alter other wording in that document. Even though state law has long ...


Ad attacks Schwartz 
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 supported by many

By Charles Ashby

A Washington, D.C.-based GOP super PAC has begun airing a new television ad attacking Gail Schwartz, the 3rd Congressional District Democratic seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The basis of the attack, however, has ...


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Excerpts from Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Grand Junction

By Gretel Daugherty

Excerpts from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Grand Junction.  ...


3 in running for district judge

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper will have a second opportunity this year to name a new judge to the Mesa County District Court bench. When he does that, he might recognize at least two of the three names recommended by the 21st Judicial District ...


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Trump goes on the attack

By Charles Ashby

Arriving at a West Star Aviation hangar at Grand Junction Regional Airport to the theme song of the Harrison Ford movie, “Air Force One,” Donald Trump gave supporters plenty of red meat to chew on Tuesday while also proposing a ...


Supporters see Trump as an agent of change

By Staff

Monday night, John Martin sat down to write a letter. He felt that he had to, that there were things he needed to say. “Mr. Trump,” he wrote. “We have become a nation of people that don’t know how to win. We have ...


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Trump protesters vocal and passionate

By Erin McIntyre

Only one person was arrested at Donald Trump’s rally Tuesday in Grand Junction, though dozens of protesters were stationed outside the hangar where the candidate spoke and at least four people were removed from the rally. Sloan Tucker, ...


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