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Canada responds to story on Vail Valley impacts of trade wars as SIA jumps into fray

Canada responds to story on Vail Valley impacts of trade wars as SIA jumps into fray

Here are couple of follow-ups to a RealVail.com article on the local impacts of President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade wars that was first published in the Vail Daily on Aug.…

Wage theft on the rise in Eagle County as anti-immigrant politics heat up

Wage theft on the rise in Eagle County as anti-immigrant politics heat up

Wage theft is a growing problem in Eagle County. Some bad actors in the local business sector who, despite a booming economy and a very low rate of unemployment (i.e.,…

Gun debate shaping Colorado attorney general’s race between Brauchler, Weiser

Gun debate shaping Colorado attorney general’s race between Brauchler, Weiser

A story I wrote for Wednesday’s Vail Daily on the open Colorado attorney general’s race in the Nov. 6 general election drew some statewide notice, with the left-leaning website Colorado…

The burning issue of clearing trees to create defensible spaces around towns to battle wildfires

The burning issue of clearing trees to create defensible spaces around towns to battle wildfires

I asked Democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday about a tweet from President Donald Trump earlier this week blaming the magnitude of the ongoing California wildfires on that state’s…

Lumbering into the future of freelance journalism in Colorado

Lumbering into the future of freelance journalism in Colorado

I’ve previously outlined my reasons for not subscribing to the Denver Post – one of which involves its vulture capitalist owner Alden Global continuing to slash staff while erecting a…

Florida governor exemplifies need for End Citizens United anti-political-money goal

Florida governor exemplifies need for End Citizens United anti-political-money goal

Bad guys finish first — that might be a fitting aphorism for Rick Scott. After all, he finished first twice in the race for Florida governor. Now after serving two…

Issues of political access, coverage in an age of diminished mainstream media

Issues of political access, coverage in an age of diminished mainstream media

People like to rant about the lack of coverage in their local newspaper these days, as they buy stuff off Craigslist and Amazon – blowing off local businesses that still…

Travel ban another sign of U.S. hostility toward global tourists, workers

Travel ban another sign of U.S. hostility toward global tourists, workers

Vail and its growing empire of ski and summer resorts was built by welcoming the world. Both well-heeled tourists and workers seeking a better life and a sense of adventure…

With Jokic deal, drafting of Porter, Denver Nuggets trending again

With Jokic deal, drafting of Porter, Denver Nuggets trending again

As the Colorado Rockies circle the train with their annual June Swoon (this one sparked by a somewhat surprising pitching meltdown), it’s hard not to look ahead to next fall…

Robert Plant delivers timeless, inspired show as Whistle Pig Vail series rolls on

Robert Plant delivers timeless, inspired show as Whistle Pig Vail series rolls on

I’ve seen three of what I would consider rock’s truly legendary artists on the stage at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in my 25-plus years in Vail: Carlos Santana back…