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Wendy Lind: Votes 'yes' on 3A

It’s seemingly simple — check a button on the polling computer or fill in a box on the mail-in ballot. However, as we all know, the circumstances behind each of those boxes are often anything but simple.

Jeremy Johnston: Support Prop. 105

Don’t you think that you have a right to know what’s in your food? In response to your editorial, “Our View: Proposition 105 is costly and confusing,” here are a couple of facts to help clear up some misconceptions about Prop. 105 and genetically modified organisms.

Kevin Copeland: Facts 1st on coal

A good historian first will research all available information, then cross reference the data in order to concur that factual events indeed took place. This information should not in any way be infused with personal views or beliefs in order to make a political statement that might be construed as actual recorded history.

Ann C. Ball: ‘Yes’ to transparency

Steamboat Springs public schools are funded with our public tax dollars, and that money should be spent with transparency and accountability to the public.

Our View: Proposition 104 deserves passing grade

In support of transparency and open government, the Steamboat Pilot & Today endorses Proposition 104, a ballot measure that will require Colorado’s public schools to negotiate collective bargaining agreements with their teachers in open meetings.

Donald Ferry: Prop 105 truth

One would hope that truth and honesty would prevail in an editorial put out by Steamboat Today. That does not appear to be the case regarding your editorial on Proposition 105 being costly and confusing.

Betsy Markey: Accountability, not partisanship

Hello, fellow Coloradans. I am running to be your next state treasurer. Many of you know that I have more than 30 years experience running two successful businesses, working in the public sector in the Departments of Treasury and Homeland Security and, of course, Congress.

Walker Stapleton: Protecting taxpayers across state of Colorado

It has been an honor to serve as your state treasurer for the past 3 1/2 years. Since taking office in January 2011, I have woken up each day focused on protecting Colorado’s taxpayers. Too often, politicians need to be reminded that your hard-earned tax dollars should be protected and not used as their personal piggy bank.

Brodie Farquhar: History check

I’m afraid Mr. Meglen’s grasp of American and constitutional history (Oct. 18, 2014) is severely impaired by watching Fox News and apparently listening exclusively to Rush, Hannity, Bill O and Beck.

Don Quick: Fighting to keep communities safe

I am running to be Colorado’s next attorney general to protect all that makes Colorado great: our people, our communities and our natural treasures. I’ve spent my career as a prosecutor, not a politician, and I know by working together, we can build a safer and stronger Colorado.

Cynthia Coffman: Experience brings continuity to office

I have been honored to serve as your chief deputy attorney general for the past 9 1/2 years. As second-in-command of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, I have worked with General John Suthers to build an exceptional public law office for the state and its residents.

Gary Hofmeister: It starts at the top

A recent Peggy Noonan’s weekly column in the Wall Street Journal bemoaned the fact that seemingly all of our leaders, spokesmen (that includes gals everyone) and even business types have to be so officiously cautious when speaking publicly. They realize one word can be twisted like an arrow to ricochet back down the throat of the speaker, which can sound the death knell of their career. At the very least, it can give them heartburn for days or weeks while the 24/7 press folks stoke it up to squeeze every ounce of outrage onto the page or broadcast.

Our View: Proposition 105 is costly and confusing

Proposition 105 would require foods that are genetically modified or produced with genetic engineering to be labeled with the words “Produced with Genetic Engineering.” This ballot measure sounds good on the surface, but upon closer study, we don’t think it is as simple and low-cost as proponents claim it to be, or even necessary.

Drew Peternell: Making the Clean Water Act work

Farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists in the West, and they’re also a key ally to conservation groups, such as Trout Unlimited, working to keep our streams and fisheries healthy. In recent decades, Trout Unlimited has collaborated with farmers and ranchers on hundreds of win-win stream restoration projects in Colorado and across the West.

Paul Bonnifield: Coal mining dying off

All the political bombast and ballyhoo about government regulations killing coal mining in Routt County is simply rancid political pollution. The hard fact is that Twentymile Mine is running out of coal. It has been in production for nearly 50 years.

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