Editorials

EDITORIAL: Colorado can end cop impersonation danger by banning unmarked cars for traffic enforcement

EDITORIAL: Colorado can end cop impersonation danger by banning unmarked cars for traffic enforcement

Police will never voluntarily quit using the cars for traffic enforcement, educating the public and ending the problem immediately. For the sake of the public, the ban on unmarked-car traffic enforcement needs to be statewide, and it needs to be heavily publicized

EDITORIAL: Two years after Aurora theater shooting and no sign of stemming gun violence plague

EDITORIAL: Two years after Aurora theater shooting and no sign of stemming gun violence plague

So which of the 58 million Americans with psychiatric symptoms very much like the growing list of mass shooters do we lock up? And where?

EDITORIAL: Next police chief must advocate a force empowered to solve problems instead of ushering them into jails and courtrooms

EDITORIAL: Next police chief must advocate a force empowered to solve problems instead of ushering them into jails and courtrooms

Sheriff David Welcher said it best: Aurora needs a chief dedicated to problem-oriented policing, a model where police officers also take on the role of social workers, and one that encourages non-punitive solutions instead of jail time

EDITORIAL: Boulder clerk’s gay-marriage defiance works against, not for, a righteous cause

EDITORIAL: Boulder clerk’s gay-marriage defiance works against, not for, a righteous cause

Hall’s defiance of the ban is no different than that of a group of rogue, Republican sheriffs who refuse to enforce or even acknowledge gun-control measures approved by state lawmakers two years ago

EDITORIAL: Ending Adams County jail-bed cap is good news for Aurora, but only if it really happens

EDITORIAL: Ending Adams County jail-bed cap is good news for Aurora, but only if it really happens

City lawmakers and local voters all across Adams County now need to press Republican Michael McIntosh and Democrat Rick Reigenborn for details of how they would end the cap

EDITORIAL: State AG Suthers should back off shameful push against gay marriage

EDITORIAL: State AG Suthers should back off shameful push against gay marriage

All the arguments fail. All of them. Rather than pander to a shrinking minority of stubborn Colorado residents unable to let go of their own irrational and unconstitutional biases, Suthers and the state should concede the inevitable loss of the argument and the case

EDITORIAL: End teacher tenure and class warfare

EDITORIAL: End teacher tenure and class warfare

If the state wants better results in the classroom, it has to pay for them. And if teachers want better pay, it will mean more accountability, transparency and almost certainly, the end of long summer vacations that could be spent on evaluations, testing themselves for competency in the subjects they teach and honing their subject and teaching skills.

EDITORIAL: Holmes trial has become argument for plea bargain

EDITORIAL: Holmes trial has become argument for plea bargain

This much money and energy should be spent on preventing the next massacre, rather than seeking unattainable revenge for this one

EDITORIAL: Successes in jail-breaking the poor mean cities and state should look for more

EDITORIAL: Successes in jail-breaking the poor mean cities and state should look for more

Given the success here this year, state and city lawmakers should look at ways to further reduce expensive jail and prison populations, which clearly do little to reduce the rate of recidivism

EDITORIAL: Mauled dachshund proof why Aurora should leave alone city  pit-bull ban

EDITORIAL: Mauled dachshund proof why Aurora should leave alone city pit-bull ban

This week’s attack on that dachshund was not unusual nor was it uncommon. It was the result of breeding powerful fighting dogs to kill, and if Aurora wants to help prevent similar attacks right here, they’ll just leave the breed ban alone