In mid-July I attended Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission meeting to join concerned stakeholders, environmental leaders, and organizations in providing compelling testimonies about the use of poly- and per-flouroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS, a class of chemical that can be found in a range of uses including flame retardants, has been connected to significant health problems including cancer.
Dave Kopel on Two-Week Probation From TV Show After Calling NBA Players “Puppets of the Slave Masters”
Dave Kopel, a staffer at the conservative Independence Institute, will not return to his role as a panelist on KBDI-TV’s Colorado Inside Out for two weeks following comments he made on the program about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Against a backdrop of pandemic and economic crises and with the government stepping in to pay for medical and direct relief to individuals and businesses, the right-leaning Independence Institute is moving ahead with its annual Alcohol, Tabacco, and Firearms fundraiser where, as the invitation states, attendees will “joyfully thumb our nose at the nanny-state.”
Colorado Springs Republican Raymond Garcia, who’s run for multiple state house seats and is listed as an active candidate on state campaign-finance records, posted a meme on Facebook last month comparing a picture of a group of Black men and children standing on a police car with a photo of a group of monkeys climbing over a car.
Last Saturday, two protests occurred in Colorado: a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Aurora, and a Defend the Police protest in Eaton.
“I feel this, with every ounce of my being,” wrote Otero County, Colorado, Republican leader Stephanie Garbo on Facebook last month, in response to a post, retweeted by an account associated with QAnon, an online conspiracy movement tied to violent acts and flagged by the FBI as a potential domestic terror threat.