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Letter: Same old Grand County refrain (1)

November 26, 2014 — 

To the Editor: OK, let’s see if I got this straight. Scott Penson’s the fall guy but gets seventeen thousand bucks for the bruise. The Grand Jury report is being …

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Letter: Town of Winter Park fails to honor railroad underpass agreement (2)

November 26, 2014 — 

To the Editor: In a letter to your paper, Claude Diamond, a resident of Winter Park, questioned if the Town of Winter Park is obligated to fund the railroad underpass …

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DeVos: Meeting my great-grandfather (3)

November 26, 2014 — 

The fearsome scowl. Man, I hate it. The morning started out with an uncomfortable silence, punctuated by rustling newspapers. Seeing nothing to lose, I crawled out onto the ice, “It …

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Muftic: Immigration issue a winner for Obama (4)

November 26, 2014 — 

Elections do have consequences, just not the way you might think. Should Obama heed voter opinion expressed in the midterm? Immigration did not register in the list of voter issue …

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Hamilton: Is it time for a Convention of the States? (5)

November 26, 2014 — 

The recent executive actions and/or inactions by President Obama have raised serious questions as to whether President Obama has overstepped (or, failed-to-perform) the powers/duties assigned to presidents under Article II …

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Muftic: It’s time to sign up for Obamacare again (6)

November 20, 2014 — 

Open enrollment for Obamacare has already begun and to be insured by Jan. 1, sign ups must be completed by Dec. 15. Grand County has cut its uninsured numbers in …

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Hamilton: Red China and Iran: Negotiations 101 (7)

November 20, 2014 — 

By now, history should have taught the Obama administration the truth behind the statements of two experienced negotiators: Great Britain’s Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) famously said, “England has no eternal friends, …

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Guest opinion: Granby acts to restrict youth access to tobacco (8)

November 20, 2014 — 

On Nov. 11, the Granby Town Board voted in favor of changing town municipal code to restrict minors’ access to tobacco and nicotine products. This new policy prohibits self-service displays …

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DeVos: Browsing the Green Mile antique stores (9)

November 20, 2014 — 

“Could I get an ounce of ditch weed?” I asked, trying not to count his nose rings. “What’s that?” “What’s ditch weed? Good Lord, man, I can’t believe I’m hearing …

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Letter: A great Republican victory (10)

November 18, 2014 — 

To the Editor: The election was certainly a shock to the Democrats. This victory was monumental for the Republicans and devastating for the Democrats. Their attempts to spin the results …

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November 18, 2014 — 

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Guest opinion: Keep legal notices where the public can find them (12)

November 18, 2014 — 

When government is adopting new zoning regulations, reviewing applications for retail marijuana licenses or inviting dialogue and discussion about any number of the myriad powers it may exercise, it is …

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Muftic: The challenges facing the GOP (13)

November 13, 2014 — 

The “party of no” now must become the “party of yes” or face an electorate in 2016 already fed up with inaction on issues important to them. The monkey is …

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DeVos: What is a hobnail, anyway? (14)

November 13, 2014 — 

Al Capp entertained America for 44 years with Li’l Abner, a cartoon strip about hillbilly life in the Arkansas backwoods. In 1928, he was 19 years old and the youngest …

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Hamilton: Open borders, Obamnesty and voter fraud (15)

November 13, 2014 — 

It is rare to read a book on public policy that does not make one side or the other furious. If ever there was a book that is fair and …

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Letter: Nov. 4 election a piece of history (16)

November 6, 2014 — 

To the Editor: WOW, what a day Nov. 4 was: It looks like it will go down in history as one of the most volatile campaigns and most voted elections, …

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DeVos: BDO, TSA, SNT, DIA and MORE (17)

November 6, 2014 — 

Despite living safely at 9,000 feet, my wife and I have nonetheless grown alarmed by rising sea levels. Determined to do our part, we flew to Boston and proceeded to …

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November 6, 2014 — 

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Hamilton — Satire: The Washington Warriors? (19)

November 6, 2014 — 

In the Virginia U.S. Senate race, the GOP contender wants the Washington Redskins to retain their name. The Democrat incumbent refuses to take a stand. Recently, the Redskins defeated the …

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Muftic: Why Obamcare wasn’t so big on campaign trail (20)

November 6, 2014 — 

If you believed the pundits at the beginning of this summer, the midterms were going to be about Obamacare and the economy. In fact, jobs and the economy were at …

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