In The News
After the tragic events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, many brave Americans joined the Armed Forces and served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. During their time in the Middle East, they encountered many dangers, and unfortunately for some of these heroes, one specific threat followed them home.
Every parent, teacher, and school administrator in Colorado would agree that funding our schools is of the utmost importance. If our state and nation's future is going to be a successful one, then the workforce of tomorrow must have access to qualified educators and sufficient resources.
Last year, all eyes turned to North Korea as the hermit kingdom launched yet another ballistic missile, this time into the Sea of Japan. Actions like this pose a huge threat to global security and are cause for immediate concern.
On Jan. 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo and its crew were attacked by the North Korean military while peacefully sailing in international waters. The crew of the ship valiantly tried to resist capture, but were outgunned and eventually forced to surrender. During the struggle, Petty Officer Duane Hodges was killed by enemy gunfire and multiple members of the crew were injured.
Western Colorado is home to vast natural resources that can and will power the economy through the 21st century and beyond if responsibly developed.
For the past decade, the national debt has been increasing at an alarming rate, while billions of dollars sit in unused accounts across the federal government, in many cases no longer legally eligible to be used.
Did you know that there are 611,495 small businesses in Colorado that account for 99.5 percent of the state's businesses?
Or that 48.6 percent of employed Coloradans work at small businesses?
The House of Representatives will soon consider a new Farm Bill. Unfortunately, there is a significant amount of misinformation being spread about some of its commonsense reforms that will prevent abuse of critical nutrition programs and ensure resources are reaching those who truly need them. It's important to clear some of those up.
How did opioid and heroin abuse become such a widespread issue? The answer to this question is complex and multifaceted; however, too often opioid abuse begins in a hospital emergency room or doctor's office.
This year, April 17, marked a day each American dreads: Tax Day. In the weeks leading up to this day every year, Americans scramble to fill out complicated tax forms with the hope that some of their hard-earned money will be returned by the government.