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How housing, public transportation and health care are so inextricably linked

How housing, public transportation and health care are so inextricably linked

I have a long history of advocating for higher-density, in-fill, subsidized and deed-restricted workforce and middle-class housing throughout the Vail Valley, so I’m not about to rail against a dorm-style…

Not the same ring to it: Edwards’ Shiffrin, New Jersey’s Vonn?

Not the same ring to it: Edwards’ Shiffrin, New Jersey’s Vonn?

It’s official: The U.S. Ski and Snowboard team now lists two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin as an Edwards resident. Last season the squad inexplicably listed her mostly as an…

Saying ‘no mas’ to Walmart

Saying ‘no mas’ to Walmart

Since it’s corporations through tools like Citizens United that control the political agenda in the United States, that’s clearly where we need to turn for solutions to the mass-shooting epidemic…

Reinsurance law a signifcant but small first step to fixing ski-town health care crisis

Reinsurance law a signifcant but small first step to fixing ski-town health care crisis

Forgive me for not celebrating quite as hard as the Dems down in Denver (and weirdly even Republican Sen. Cory Gardner) over Wednesday’s federal waiver that will allow Colorado to…

At higher risk, Colorado residents need annual skin cancer screening

At higher risk, Colorado residents need annual skin cancer screening

I was recently diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma on my nose. In August I’ll have Mohs surgery to remove it. To be clear, basal cell carcinoma is a form…

Is race a factor in the deal that got away at Eagle River Village?

Is race a factor in the deal that got away at Eagle River Village?

In the first two installments for the Vail Daily of what I hope will be an ongoing series on water quality and low-income housing in the Vail Valley, I purposefully…

Eagle River Village water deemed undrinkable by numerous residents

Eagle River Village water deemed undrinkable by numerous residents

I recently spoke to a woman who lives in the Eagle River Village mobile home park in Edwards who told me she gets a rash-like skin condition from bathing in…

Road trip from Vail to Puerto Peñasco shows need for open border

Road trip from Vail to Puerto Peñasco shows need for open border

The Williams family just got back from an 1,852-mile (roundtrip) road trip from our home in EagleVail, Colorado, to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. It was a great low-cost beach vacation…

Beware undeclared foreign wars based on dubious intelligence

Beware undeclared foreign wars based on dubious intelligence

In my post-Memorial Day post Tuesday on the abdication by Congress of its constitutional duty to debate and declare war, I ran out of time to dip into a couple…

As Iran conflict looms, Congress on Memorial Day has forgotten how to declare war

As Iran conflict looms, Congress on Memorial Day has forgotten how to declare war

I always miss talking to my late father, Col. Cecil Wayne Williams, about matters of national security and the role of Congress and the White House in determining where, when…