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Online Encyclopedias and Other Reference Sources 

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These resources provide helpful background and history, statistics, and current trends around controversial topics:


The Pew Research Center provides information and reports on "on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." A great source of current statistics and analysis.



Government Statistics:

Information, statistics, and publications from federal government agencies




Colorado State Agencies, publications, and statistics




Mesa County agencies, codes, reports and statistics



City ordinances, reports, and statistics




For local or regional news:

Local information sources for particular regional issues