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Thursday, October 9,2014

Allies in the Horse Nation

Nonprofit ‘Tipi Raisers’ reach Boulder on 400-mile horseback journey

By Cecelia Gilboy
I was spending the day riding with participants in a 400-mile ride that’s now passing Boulder en route to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Vote Guide - Ballot questions

By Boulder Weekly Staff
For one, the legislature already responded to the issue it claims to address (the loss of a child by an eightmonths-pregnant woman after she was hit by a drunk driver) by passing laws that apply penalties to the unlawful termination of a pregnancy through criminal or negligent acts.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Vote Guide - Judge retention

By Boulder Weekly Staff
For our endorsements, we used the Blue Book text, authored by the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation (COJPE). We also researched the judges’ written opinions and sought input from Stan Garnett, district attorney for the 20th Judicial District.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Vote Guide – Candidates

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Mark Udall has done a lot of things right in the six years since he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He crafted the “Not My Boss’s Business Act” in response to the Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby’s case against paying for certain forms of birth control to say that women should continue to have access to affordable contraception.
Thursday, October 9,2014

ELECTION 2014 VOTE GUIDE

By Boulder Weekly Staff
It’s that time again … time to exercise our greatest privilege and responsibility as citizens by voting. As has become the norm, we have Democratic, Republican, Independent, Green Party and Libertarian candidates on the ballot, along with a host of important ballot measures that will determine how we proceed on several important issues.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Democracy in the workplace

By Dave Anderson
Can democracy just consist of voting at the ballot box when we spend much of our time living under a dictatorship at the workplace? Increasingly, Americans are saying no. Under the radar, many are creating collective, cooperative kinds of economic institutions that aren’t your usual capitalist top-down enterprise. About 13 million Americans are in companies with some form of worker ownership. At least 40 percent of American society — 130 million people — are involved in co-ops and credit unions.
Thursday, October 9,2014

The mendacity of GMO purveyors

By Jim Hightower
Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbyists, lawyers, campaign donations, PR hypesters and political manipulators so they can genetically (and dangerously) alter the dinner we put on our family tables, without bothering to tell us which items they’ve messed with.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Eric Holder’s mixed record on cannabis reform

By Leland Rucker
Eric Holder tendered his resignation last week, though he will stay in office until a successor is chosen for the attorney general position. Given congressional inertia on presidential nominees, he could still fill out Obama’s term, so I’m not holding my breath.
Thursday, October 2,2014

SAVAGE LOVE

By Dan Savage
“Sounding refers to the insertion of foreign bodies into the urethra,” said Dr. Stephen H. King, MD, a board-certified urologist.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Astrology

By Rob Brezsny
off, never right up close to me. How can that be? Do they move away from me as I approach? I doubt it. I sense no leaping insects in the underbrush. Here’s how this pertains to you: My relationship with the crickets’ song is similar to a certain mystery in your life.
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