Guest Editorial

By Jasmine Holan
The United States has a representative democracy—meaning we elect people to represent us in running the government. If fewer and fewer of us vote, we get less and less representation of the will of the people—and a less accurate reflection of the biggest check on power our forefathers gave us, We the People. In today’s political environment, overcoming monied interests and gerrymandered districts feels frustrating, but each vote truly matters now more than ever.



By Jared Polis
Lyons knows how destructive flood waters can be, but Lyons also knows community, resilience, and triumph.
Five years ago, in September 2013, all hands were on deck during the floods, and I was honored to travel alongside the National Guard to help pick up survivors. The sense of

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