Editorials

EDITORIAL: Aurora City Council’s spurious raise a cheap shot in their wallets and reputations

EDITORIAL: Aurora City Council’s spurious raise a cheap shot in their wallets and reputations

Our objection doesn’t stem from begrudging city leaders well-deserved money for what is often a thankless, tedious and difficult job. We and others object because the stunt is dishonest and only serves to undermine the credibility of individual lawmakers and the city government as a whole

EDITORIAL: Cops should wait to publish shoplifter mugs

EDITORIAL: Cops should wait to publish shoplifter mugs

An easy fix is to simply turn the program over to the courts or city administration, and have them publish pictures and details of the crime and punishment after a conviction

EDITORIAL: DUIs, illegal immigration and death a difficult mix

EDITORIAL: DUIs, illegal immigration and death a difficult mix

It’s foolish to find fault only with drunken illegal immigrants for tragic deaths like this one. Thousands of Americans are killed because of legal licensed drunken drivers each year

EDITORIAL: Council’s pot point plan is hazy at best

This month and for the next few months, Aurora City Council and Aurora city staff will be hammering out details of what the city’s new retail marijuana shops will be looking like for the foreseeable future. At issue are zoning, …

EDITORIAL: The political party’s over the top, and a mail- ballot fix is in

EDITORIAL: The political party’s over the top, and a mail- ballot fix is in

Voters will see past the partisan politics of this issue and agree that we all like mail ballots a lot and want election law to reflect that. And voters will agree that it’s important to ensure that active military and overseas citizens have the same voter rights on this issue as do those living here in Colorado

EDITORIAL: Favorable costs, benefits mean Aurora city-county idea deserves a hard look

EDITORIAL: Favorable costs, benefits mean Aurora city-county idea deserves a hard look

Most important, it appears that money isn’t really the issue in examining the city-council question. The bigger question now is what individual residents and the community would get from such a change

EDITORIAL — Quit teaching Colorado schools a bad lesson: Lawmakers need to hand over the cash

EDITORIAL — Quit teaching Colorado schools a bad lesson: Lawmakers need to hand over the cash

Rather then disperse as much education money as it can, the state has amassed about $300 million more than what it’s passing back to schools. The schools want the money, and the state needs to hand it over

EDITORIAL: Save children by restricting tanning beds

EDITORIAL: Save children by restricting tanning beds

The World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the American Cancer Association, organizations focusing on pediatrics, melanoma, skin cancer and other wellness groups are united in their message to Americans: Do not let teenagers use tanning beds because they cause skin cancer and death

EDITORIAL: All of Colorado loses with Tancredo and Gessler ditching GOP gubernatorial debates

EDITORIAL: All of Colorado loses with Tancredo and Gessler ditching GOP gubernatorial debates

Recent polling shows that all the candidates are about 10 points or more behind the first-term Colorado governor so far. While Tancredo and Gessler have more name recognition, they’re not front-runners, and they have just as much to lose by hiding from debates as does the voting public

EDITORIAL: Aurora’s annexation cure for the I-225/Parker panhandling problem is far worse than what ails us

EDITORIAL: Aurora’s annexation cure for the I-225/Parker panhandling problem is far worse than what ails us

The solution sets a poor precedent. It’s bad policy to annex things from neighboring communities that Aurora doesn’t like. Lots of residents are annoyed by fireworks that are sold and used in Arapahoe and Adams counties, but it would be a poor choice for the city to annex more land just to impose the municipal fireworks ban