AUTHOR ARCHIVE

December 8, 2014

Meaningful Holiday Giving on a Student’s Budget

Holiday giving

As I write this on National Giving Day, a week ahead of Colorado Gives Day, the day after Cyber Monday, three days removed from Small Business Saturday, and Black Friday starting on Thursday and going into overtime for many businesses, I think of the casual conversations I’ve had recently with students who want to mark […]

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October 30, 2013

What’s on the November 5th Ballot?

vote-Nov 2013

Yes, we are having an election this year! Although we are not electing a President, Congress, or Colorado state officials, we do get to weigh in on several important issues. And, it’s an entirely mail-in ballot election, so all you have to do is drop your ballot in the mail (don’t forget postage) or drop […]

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October 31, 2012

Democracy Works Best When We Participate

your-vote-counts

The first time I voted, I was excited to get into that booth! I had ready my picks for President and Congress, but as I read down the ballot, I realized that I wasn’t as prepared as I could have been. Who were all these people running for state and county offices? What did I […]

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October 24, 2012

Colorado’s Election Ballot, Initiatives, Referendums

Colorado-ballot

In Colorado, we get to vote not only on candidates but also on policies. We are one of 24 states that has some kind of initiative and referendum process. It gives voters more of a say, but it does make voting a bit more complicated. What’s an Initiative? An initiative is a proposal that originates […]

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