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Thursday, January 22,2015

Quadriplegic patient afraid hospital will deport him to Mexico

Federal funding scheme is to blame

By Cassie Moore
If Cabrera were a U.S. citizen it would be about time that the Loveland hospital, which saved his life following a catastrophic car crash in December, would transfer him to a nursing home or long-term care facility.
Thursday, January 22,2015

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The folks at the Conference on World Affairs have just announced that this year’s keynote will be titled “In a Single Garment of Destiny,” and will be delivered by none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. on April 6, at Macky Auditorium.
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

news briefs

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 8,2015

Statewide survey sheds light on health experiences of LGB but not T high school students for the first time

By Caitlin Rockett
Being a teenager can be tough work — you’re in the business of becoming who you are. For some teens, being who they are means being unlike many of their peers. A recent statewide survey shows just how hard growing up can be for Colorado high school students who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Wine County

The burgeoning and challenging landscape of Boulder County wineries

By Matt Cortina
To start, not many people realize there are expert crafters making wine in the area. The first winery in Boulder County was Augustina’s Winery, opened by Gussie Walter in an old industrial complex off of Broadway in North Boulder 17 years ago.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

A cry for help

A family hopes the new executive action on immigration will keep a loving husband and father in the U.S.

By Matt Cortina
Jose Luis has been in jail for five months. He was detained after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials came to his home looking for someone else. When they ran his ID, they found he had a prior deportation and re-entry on his record. ICE came back a week later and, with a gun to his head, arrested him and brought him to jail.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

Living in the light

How five young people are using their personal stories to change the conversation on immigration

By Elizabeth Miller
The day after Oscar Juarez publicly announced his immigration status — undocumented, brought to the U.S.
Tuesday, December 30,2014

The Peace Sign on the Mountain

Olsen has written a forthcoming book titled The Children, which draws on his time in Vietnam. The last chapter of the book recounts Olsen’s return to Boulder, specifically his time at the paper and how he and others came together in 1969 to protest the war by placing a lighted peace sign on Flagstaff Mountain near Boulder’s famed holiday star, which has been illuminating the mountain since 1947.
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