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Let’s ask American Indians about the “immigration crisis”

In 2017, as the nation steps into the ring for yet another fight over immigration, the time has come to seek guidance from the people who have endured the most trying encounters with unruly and ill-mannered immigrants. For five hundred years, American Indian people have been coping with an immigration crisis. Since 1492, Europeans and…

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“Center for the Study of the American West” Increases Regional Awareness

A new venture at West Texas A&M University is drawing a lot of buzz across the High Plains. The Center for the Study of the American West was launched this fall and has already positioned itself as one of the jewels in WT’s crown. The project’s sponsor, Dr. Alex Hunt, says the Center’s role is…

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How Trump can win on infrastructure

After the presidential election of 2016, many good souls have declared that the building of bridges now registers as our most urgent national priority. Depending on the kind of bridges you have in mind, President-elect Donald Trump agrees. Russell Berman recently wrote in The Atlantic that “the very first specific promise Trump made upon claiming…

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Colorado State Historian, Patty Limerick to speak at GCHA annual dinner

If you want to learn (without falling asleep) about how Denver gets their water from our rivers in Grand County, I recommend reading A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water. Celebrated historian and writer, Patty Limerick will be at C Lazy U at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 for the Grand County…

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How 3 Black Colorado Men Helped Advance Voting Rights

Coloradans voting in the 2016 election have an opportunity to remove a reference to slavery from the state constitution. The language, written in 1876, says, “There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime.” Amendment T seeks to remove that exception. This language got KUNC wondering…

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