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Why expanded fiduciary is important

It seems the famous “fiduciary rule” has lost steam and is no longer headline news due to delays and lack of support in general. Yet we see situations every day where clients were not ethically … more

The only thing better than a good book is a great book

One of my conversation starters and favorite questions to ask someone is, “What are you reading these days?” Some people are very quick with their response as they know exactly what they are … more

It’s a meat-and-potatoes issue, and skip the meat

Jennifer has Siri on her cellphone. I have neither. I asked her, “What’s Siri?” When she told me, I just looked at her. I said, “Ask Siri how many games Warren Spahn won.” A woman’s … more

Ms. Claus, I’m writing to you this time

Dear Ms. Claus, As I read through my past letters to Santa, I noticed that your partner has been very good with things like an Easy-Bake Oven or Barbie house. But so far, he is terribly lacking with … more

‘All of us can help out in the world’

Cyndy Dominguez, 20, attends Sobesky Academy in Lakewood and is participating in Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Project Search Program, which teaches young people with developmental disabilities … more

‘We live in a democracy — let’s make sure it stays that way’

Abigayle Post, 18, and Codey Carr, 15, helped push for a law to lower the voting age in Golden to 16 years of age, as well as help write city legislation to ban conversion therapy, the practice of … more

Hear my voice — about the reporter

Taylore Todd, 17, is a senior at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, where she is copy editor of the yearbook. She has been involved in the school’s journalism program for four years and has … more

‘Hope and humanity is the ticket to safety and prosperity’

Wesley Ferguson, 18, told his family and friends he was gay when he was a high school freshman so that he would no longer be hidden in the shadows. The national moment of silence after the Parkland … more

‘Trayvon Martin could have been me’

Tay Anderson, 20, is running for the Denver Public Schools board election in 2019 because he wants to improve safety in schools. A student at Metropolitan State University of Denver, he is taking a … more

Nothing half-baked about holiday season

While customers browse the glass cases to pick out their sweet treats at Rheinlander Bakery in Olde Town Arvada, in the back a team of bakers works to bring the sweets to life. One rolls out pastry … more

‘Everything I do, I do it for my mom’

Brisa Bejarano-Gonzalez, 19, is a freshman at University of Colorado-Denver. She received a $10,000 scholarship from Hide in Plain Sight, a nonprofit that helps homeless students pursue higher … more

‘You don’t know everybody’s story’

Vanessa Garcia, 23, was 15 years old when she gave birth to her son. She was “scared, disappointed ... in disbelief” when she found out she was pregnant. She relied on Hope House, a nonprofit in … more

‘The only way to change is to listen’

Mike Andrews, 20, a volunteer coach at The Phoenix, a sober active community in Denver, began using meth and heroin when he was 13 years old, getting high with his mother. He got his GED before … more

‘We shouldn’t be working against each other’

Ben Yoshida, 17, uses his Buddhist faith to strive to make the world a better place. Buddhism focuses on reaching a sense of peace and learning the meaning of life by following in the footsteps of … more

‘I’m hopeful that life gets better’

Chloe McNamee, 17, a leader of Children's Hospital Colorado's Youth Advocacy Board, a group of 20 metro-area students who raise awareness and advocate for mental health, struggles with anxiety and … more

‘People should listen to everyone’

Ikram Zetraoui, 18, was a freshman in high school when she moved to Denver from Morocco to live with her older sister​. A high school senior, she hopes to study psychology and criminology to become … more

‘You can’t be a racist if you travel’

Maria Alsubhi, 19, was born in Saudi Arabia and moved to the United States when she was in eighth grade. Because of her dad’s love of exploring, Alsubhi has traveled to seven countries throughout … more

‘We don’t recognize the footsteps we are leaving behind’

Elizabeth Osterhoudt, 17, is a member of the Pueblo of Jemez Native American tribe and has family who lives on a New Mexico reservation. Growing up in a predominantly white community, she says she … more

Young voices carry a powerful message

In this week’s special report called “Hear My Voice,” 15 young people from around the Denver metro area share their stories, their passions, their hopes for the future. They range in age from … more

Gift from afar scores down under

We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan … more
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