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Does it Pay to be Nice?

In America, we have a certain dissonance when it comes to the idea of nice.  While schools teach our children that they must be nice (or be punished) even kindergarteners can see that being nice can get you tripped on the playground.  Our government doesn’t exactly run on niceness, and our laws aren’t always enforced [...]

Red Light Cameras: An Ongoing Debate

Hate red light cameras?  You’re not alone. In February of this year, Colorado’s legislature considered the fourth bill in a decade that would have repealed the rights of local jurisdictions to use automated vehicle identification systems, including red-light cameras.  The bill’s sponsors argued the cameras erode civil liberties, do nothing to promote public safety, and [...]

Homeowner’s Insurance: Know Your Limits

Tornado!  Fire!  Rampaging dinosaurs!  Multiple disasters are great for the movies. But real life, not so much.  That’s why homeowner’s insurance exists: to protect you from real disasters you don’t even want to think about, typically fire, windstorm, hail, rain, riots, explosion, or theft.  It also provides liability coverage if someone gets hurt on your [...]

Colorado Adopts the ZEV

If you keep an eye on environmental laws, you saw it coming.  In November, Colorado adopted California’s Low Emission Vehicle standards.  In January, Governor Polis signed an executive order directing CDOT to study and report on the best way for Colorado to increase electric vehicle use. And on Friday, August 16 2019, Colorado became the [...]

Hydration Equals Safety

It’s Summer. Drink Water! Here’s a riddle for you.  What rhymes with safe driving?  Hydration! OK, not really, but it should.  Because summer is not just the season for vacations, barbeques, and showing off your funky tattoos.  It is also the season for car accidents.  There are more car accidents in summer than any other [...]

Roundup Lawsuits: Signs of a Turning Tide?

Jurors in California have ordered Monsanto, the company who created the herbicide Roundup, to pay over $2 billion in damages to a couple who alleged they both developed non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after decades of spraying Roundup on their property.  This is the third trial to find Monsanto liable for cancer related to Roundup, or specifically glyphosate, [...]