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Thursday, April 3,2014

Muzzled by Monsanto

Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

By Caitlin Rockett
What happened when a scientist discovered that the medical world needs genetically modified RNA to be assimilated by our bodies and the agricultural world needs the opposite to occur.
Thursday, April 3,2014

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Boulder Weekly received a number of letters and calls questioning the numbers printed in the March 27 story “It’s not the game. It’s the players: Tricked documentary challenges stereotypes on domestic sex trafficking.” In particular, readers took issue with a statistic provided by filmmaker Elizabeth Woller that an estimated 300 children a day are sold for sex in Colorado. So we dug a little deeper into the research behind that statistic.
Thursday, April 3,2014

Marijuana along the Rio Grande

By Paul Danish
The Arizona Republic printed a terrific story last Sunday on the on-going war on marijuana smuggling being waged along the Rio Grande River in Texas.
Thursday, April 3,2014

The mobsters of Wall Street

By Jim Hightower
Assume that you ran a business that was found guilty of bribery, forgery, perjury, defrauding homeowners, fleecing investors, swindling consumers, cheating credit card holders, violating U.S. trade laws and bilking American soldiers. Can you even imagine the punishment you’d get?.
Thursday, April 3,2014

Sex, drugs and tango

Pro Musica Colorado gets Epic

By Peter Alexander
Juxtaposing Vivaldi’s familiar Four Seasons with the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by the Argentine nuevo tango composer Astor Piazzolla, the program will be presented Friday, April 4, in Denver and Saturday, April 5, in Boulder, both performances starting at 7:30 p.
Thursday, April 3,2014

Dancer in the wild

Local collaborative films aerial dancer in the Flatirons

By Elizabeth Miller
High up on the southern side of Bear Peak at the southwestern edge of Boulder, the rock feature known as The Maiden hooks from the ground toward the western horizon. The west, overhanging face became the stage for an unlikely aerial play — a solo aerial dancer.
Friday, March 28,2014

The magic five

By James Dziezynski
I’ll be the first to admit it’s easy to let a few pounds sneak on over the winter. The opportunity to feast without (immediate) remorse around the holidays doesn’t help. It’s not until we try that first real hike or bike ride of the spring that it becomes obvious we’re a little off our game.
Friday, March 28,2014

Peak fitness

By James Dziezynski
If you haven’t been to high altitudes in a while, you will likely feel the effects of the thin air. Serious health issues, including High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) can occur as low as 6,000 feet, but for the majority of Colorado residents, should not be an issue. However, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is an issue, which is why you should take steps to prepare for high altitude hikes.
Friday, March 28,2014

Engineering citizens of change

By Vanessa Schatz
Beyond economic prosperity, Boulder’s startup culture also shows a correlation between strong businesses and strong communities as evidenced by such organizations as the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, a trendsetter for economic community-mindedness that has provided more than $2 million in community funding, benefitting Front Range area nonprofits.
Friday, March 28,2014

Imbalance persists in county economy

By Steve Weishampel
While Boulder County is a “community of wealth,” in the words of Morgan McMillan, some statistical trends indicate that could gradually change. McMillan is the civic forum director for The Community Foundation, a Boulder-based non-profit dedicated to preparing the county for its future and encouraging charitable giving.
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