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Thursday, July 10,2014

eco-briefs

By Scott Fromberg
Center. As a consequence, serious flooding occurred, leaving thousands of people displaced, hundreds of homes destroyed and eight people dead, according to a FEMA disaster report. While memories of these tragic events may be all too fresh at this point, that will not always be the case.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Mosquito control

Managing disease comes with environmental concerns

By Caitlin Rockett
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that along with those endless dog days of summer — perfect for barbeques, biking, hiking and swimming — also comes the height of mosquito season. While these blood-sucking members of the fly family are often little more than nuisances, certain species of mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases, such as West Nile.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Bullets or bongs?

The law says Coloradans have to choose between their guns and their weed

Because of a conflict between state marijuana statutes and federal gun laws, Colorado residents must choose between owning guns and using marijuana. Yet state law enforcement officials are virtually powerless to enforce the intersection where those conflicting laws meet.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Petition for home rule circulates Boulder County

Charter would move control from county commissioners to citizen vote

By Matt Cortina
An initiative to create “home rule” in Boulder County, which might allow it to ban fracking, GMO cropping and other ventures currently under state jurisdiction, is under way after the Boulder County Clerk recently approved an initial petition for the case.
Thursday, July 10,2014

In the real world, playing politics on immigration is a lot like murder

By Joel Dyer
Without anyone saying a word, we began to slowly move to our left trying our best not make a sound as we bend low and make our way along a faint trail that disappears into the manzanita and chaparral.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Hug the children, bill their countries

By Paul Danish
Wash their feet, delouse and vaccinate them, give them three hots and a cot and generally treat them as honored guests. See to it that those who have relatives in the U.S. are united with them, and if those families can’t afford to care for them, ensure that they receive the necessary assistance.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Walgreens: An unpatriotic ingrate

By Jim Hightower
How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to pay his part of the taxes that make them available?.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Broken Promises, part II

By Boulder Weekly Staff
“Iraq, whether you believe biblically or textbook or whatever, it’s where the cradle of civilization started. I mean the Euphrates and Tigris river valleys. And we’re gonna change something that’s been in place from the dawn of time? We’re going to go in and convert them?"
Thursday, July 3,2014

BROKEN PROMISES

With Iraq and the VA trading terrible headlines these days, we asked veterans for their view on life and current events.

By Boulder Weekly Staff
More than a million veterans have been diagnosed with at least one mental disorder associated with their service since returning home and nearly a half million of those have two or more mental issues with which to cope. To date, 338,294 men and woman have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Thursday, July 3,2014

Commercial cannabis at six months: The sky hasn’t fallen

By Leland Rucker
We are just past the six-month point in the state’s roll-out of commercial sales of cannabis, and from all indications, it’s been an unspectacular but successful half a year, especially for a state whose social experiment has been under local and international media scrutiny since Amendment 64 passed in November of 2012.
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