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Lance Scranton: Defining indefensible

How do you defend the indefensible? Someone asked me that after the now infamous “hot mic” remarks made by Donald Trump. My answer is pretty simple: I don’t, I won’t and never will. But then I asked how they define indefensible, and down the rabbit hole we went! What makes something truly indefensible is a conversation America needs to have with itself. I don’t live in Donald Trump’s world, nor do I have access to his intent but I do know that what he said was demeaning to women and objectified the fairer sex.

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Clerk's Corner: Voter fraud statistics and important election details

The 2016 presidential election is by all accounts one of the most unusual and anxiety-producing events in recent American history. In such an important election, it is essential that each and every vote is accounted for and legally cast. Many voters and election officials have been equally alarmed by news reports claiming voter fraud using the names of deceased persons. While there are cases where votes have been cast in the name of a deceased individual, in most cases the vote was mistakenly cast due to clerical error or misinformation rather than actual voter fraud.

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U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn visits Craig

Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Darryl Glenn visited with voters in Craig on Tuesday to discuss issues and listen to concerns.

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Initiative would allow Moffat County to retain all property tax revenue

This November, Moffat County voters will have the chance to override a state statutory limitation on property tax revenue collected by the county known as the “Annual Levy Law.”

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Moffat County Commissioner candidate forum set for Oct. 12

Hosted by the Craig Daily Press and KRAI/55 Country, the event takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Centennial Mall outside of KRAI.

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Michelle Balleck: Elect to make an informed vote

It seems the presidential campaigns are on everyone’s minds. And while the state and national elections are surely important for Colorado’s and America’s collective future, I’m asking you to focus your attention closer to home.

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Mike Littwin: Trump’s descent into madness wasn’t a dream after all

Donald Trump was up early, or maybe he was up late — or maybe he hadn’t slept at all, or maybe he hasn’t slept in weeks. We don’t know. What we do know is that while much of America presumably slept, Donald Trump was up and apparently too wide awake, banging away at The Twitter, where his millions of followers — and how apt the word “followers” seems — could see their leader gone mad.

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Clinton, Trump battle fiercely in debate

In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a “racist lie” about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a “typical politician” as he sought to capitalize on Americans’ frustration with Washington.

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Mike Littwin: Loogie-gate — Clinton’s pneumonia and Trump’s own strain of phlegm

So, like, what were the chances? Donald Trump and his team — old Rudy at the barking front of the pack — kept insisting, with absolutely no evidence, that Hillary Clinton was facing disqualifying health issues. That she was frail (read: old), lacking in stamina (read: female) and was hiding something (read: Clinton) terrible about her health. Parkinson’s. A stroke. MS. Dysphasia. Aphasia. Southeast Asia.

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Club 20 debate hits on economic impacts of Colorado Amendment 69

A proposal before Colorado voters this fall to provide health care coverage for all state residents with a new income tax-funded system in place of private insurance premiums may sound appealing on the surface, a leading Western Slope opponent of the proposal, Amendment 69, says.

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Lance Scranton: Trump’s rocky road

Yes, I’ll admit it... I’m on the Trump Train and coming clean about the fact that I’m voting for the most unlikely of candidates is a little like betting on the Italian Stallion when he went up against Apollo Creed in “Rocky II.” Yeah, I know, that was a long time ago but this presidential race is gearing up to be a pugilistic panorama of epic proportions as we head into the final two months.

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Candidate for U.S. House visits Craig

Democrat Gail Schwartz vies for Tipton's seat in Congress

Former Colorado legislator and Democratic candidate for the U.S. House Gail Schwartz paid a visit to Northwest Colorado on Tuesday to tour a coal mine and meet with voters in Craig.