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Thursday, January 15,2015

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 Visiting the Hajhir Mountains of Socotra Island, Yemen..
Thursday, January 15,2015

Ground-level gods

A few days on foot in India reveals the everyday divine story and photos

By Elizabeth Miller
Mine, through India’s lower Himalaya, wandered in and out of valleys cut by streams that whispered of centuries of monsoon seasons, the boulders rolled to smooth edges and polished nearly white. Some of the houses we walked by were painted blue or yellow, but most were offwhite or gray.
Thursday, January 15,2015

Tiny homes and tiny roadblocks

How small can you live in Boulder County?

By Christi Turner
An entrepreneur and construction expert, Fears says he thinks the Aspen has used its square footage optimally. The 24 feet by 7 feet of space occupied by this “Tiny,” as Fears affectionately refers to all super-small dwellings — otherwise known as tiny homes, tiny houses or micro-homes — is permanently mounted to a specially designed steel trailer.
Thursday, January 15,2015

Out like a lamb

Lyons residents displaced by flood hope voters approve new housing site, but they won’t get to vote on it themselves

By Matt Cortina
But the Town of Lyons is working to bring the displaced people back by proposing to build 50 to 70 affordable replacement housing units in Bohn Park. Lyons residents will vote on whether to allow the town to use parkland for housing development on March 24.
Thursday, January 15,2015

Latino community reluctant to call 911, study finds

Police distrust, language barriers cited among reasons for avoiding emergency services

By Elizabeth Miller
During a heart attack, cardiac arrest event or stroke, the minutes that pass before medical care is administered can cost heart muscle and brain function, but emergency medicine physician Comilla Sasson, who works at the University of Colorado...
Thursday, January 15,2015

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The Wage Protection Act, which went into effect on Jan. 1, allows the state to fine employers who withhold payment to their staff. According to the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Jonathan Singer (D–Longmont), this includes withholding a final paycheck, failing to pay overtime, paying Courtesy of Colorado General Assembly.
Thursday, January 15,2015

End municipalization secrecy

By Joel Dyer
That said, I continue to be disappointed by the way that the City of Boulder conducts itself on this important issue — in particular its disregard for transparency, which seems to indicate that City Council and staff don’t think the people of Boulder can be trusted to understand complicated facts and make informed decisions.
Thursday, January 15,2015

We didn’t always hate Castro

By Dave Anderson
As America embarks on a more friendly relationship with Cuba, it is interesting to recall a peculiar moment in our history when Fidel Castro was seen as a Robin Hood figure by many Americans, including a fair number of conservatives.
Thursday, January 15,2015

Bezos buys a big piece of power

By Jim Hightower
But then it devolved into just another corporate media property, focusing more on cutting newsroom costs than on its watchdog role. Finally, the Post.
Thursday, January 8,2015

L'enfant du cinema

One night with Leos Carax

By Michael J. Casey
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