Limerick: Defending words from identity theft

Experience has acquainted thousands of Americans with a disturbing trend: Identity theft is a rampant crime. But here is a trend of equal concern: Words, phrases, and terms are having an even harder time than human beings when it comes to identity theft. Let’s start with a look at the peculiar fate of the noun…

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Limerick: We yearn to help after human tragedies, and there is a way

Michael Ciaglo, Special to the Denver Post People hold up lights on their phones at a vigil at the Colorado State Capitol in honor of the lives lost in mass shootings at Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 in Denver.Nearly 15 years ago, a tragic turn of events brought…

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A narrow category is not sufficient for this forceful fellow

One of the greatest of American thinkers declared: “It is as though Nature needs must make men narrow in order to give them force.”W.E.B. Du Bois got hundreds of things right, but I think he got that one wrong. To explain why ia mn ow going to attempt a high-wire act rarely performed with success:…

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Experts see Northern Colorado’s water, energy economies increasingly converging

Could water providers take a page out of the oil and gas industry’s book and build a pipeline to the Mississippi basin? While advocates for building the value and quality of Colorado’s water and energy assets are generally from quite different backgrounds, with sometimes conflicting goals, experts in each realm are emphasizing the increasingly similar…

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Controversy over Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion offers a glimpse into water woes in the West

Raising the 55-year-old dam near Boulder is essential to keep a stable water supply in a changing climate, utility says. Residents insist conservation could be just as effective. Tucked out of view in the foothills southwest of Boulder, Gross Reservoir is a mountain oasis surrounded by pine trees, alpine flora and chattering wildlife. On a…

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