‘Rescue’ puppy mills betray dog-loving public

‘Rescue’ puppy mills betray dog-loving public

“After the pandemic puppy rush of 2020, our shelters and rescues are full again. And there is a dirty little secret that’s not so secret in the animal-rescue community about why it’s happening. It’s nicknamed “retail rescue.”

Empower students – lower the cost of college

Empower students – lower the cost of college

“These days, it’s hard to have a genuine, comprehensive conversation about how best to solve problems plaguing our state and country. Then, things often get ‘wonky’ when you actually try to explain your ideas.”

The promise of college has fallen flat

The promise of college has fallen flat

“If you live and work in Colorado, America’s eighth-most expensive state to live in, you typically need a college degree to get by. Seventy-four percent of all jobs here require it. Colorado is also one of the most expensive to get that degree.”

Refocus public ed on what matters for kids

Refocus public ed on what matters for kids

“My family didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up, but I got a lot of love, encouragement and inspiration. I also got a good education because my folks were willing to sacrifice to make that happen.”

Healing by looking outward, giving back

Healing by looking outward, giving back

“I spend a lot of time with young people in my role as a regent at CU, and as the head of SheFactor, a company I founded with my oldest daughter to help young women launch a life they love.

Young people are hurting right now.”

Lauding true leadership in our schools

Lauding true leadership in our schools

“The closure of schools has been a moral travesty. However, not all schools and school leaders have kowtowed to school employee union pressure and failed to properly serve our kids for most of the last year.”