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Thursday, July 25,2013

Tracking down the trafficked

FBI task force may recover a record number of juvenile victims of sex trafficking this year

By Elizabeth Miller
In 2012, the FBI recovered 49 girls who were victims of sex trafficking in Denver. Some were runaways from broken homes, homes with a history of child abuse. Some may have been in and out of state care, including juvenile detention facilities, and had already been deemed “throwaway kids” by the system.
Thursday, July 18,2013

‘Boulder Weekly’ takes second, third at national contest

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Boulder Weekly took home a second place and a third place from a national contest conducted by the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) at the organization’s annual conference held in Miami last week.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Plan for Eldo climbers’ hostel abandoned

By Jefferson Dodge
The American Alpine Club (AAC) has decided to abandon the idea of turning the Eldorado Springs Post Office building into a climbers’ hostel.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Smashing the myths

New research shines light on the perceived differences between Republican and Democratic brains

By Ronald Bailey
People use reason to convince themselves, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, that their side is right and the other side is wrong. That’s the conclusion of a new study by the Yale Cultural Cognition Project, an academic group that studies how cultural values shape public risk perceptions and related policy beliefs, headed by law and psychology professor Dan Kahan.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Homeless numbers spike

Report illuminates tension among advocacy groups, communities

By Jefferson Dodge
An annual survey and count of homeless people in the metro Denver area shows that while the city of Boulder has seen a slight decrease in its homeless numbers, Longmont and Boulder County as a whole have seen a spike.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Immigration: Love across the lines

'Amor & Exile' charts stories of binational relationships through immigration reform, same-sex marriage

By Elizabeth Miller
If and when immigration overhaul is passed, and Nicole Salgado can bring her husband home with her from Mexico, the first thing they’ll do is visit her now 91-year-old grandmother in Syracuse, N.Y.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride draws local support

By Elizabeth Miller
One in three women has an abortion, according to Dr. Susan Wicklund, an abortion provider in Montana and author of This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor. But most people say they don’t know someone who has had an abortion. That mothers, daughters, sisters and friends have this procedure and do not talk to one another is a symptom of abortion having become more stigmatized now than ever — and changing that perception is part of the mission of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride, organized by StopPatriarchy.org.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Groups: City wants feeding homeless out of sight

By Jefferson Dodge
Groups that feed the homeless in downtown Boulder on Saturdays say the city is trying to run them out of the area in yet another attempt to get rid of those the city considers undesirable. But city officials insist that they support the feeding operations, and that they are just trying to alleviate congestion in the area and reduce criminal activity.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

A reason to celebrate

Democracy still alive and well when citizens overcome corporate money

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The growing corporatization of America, the control that major companies and their lobbyists have over our elected officials, the back-room deals struck between the wealthy and the powerful.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Fiber power

In 2011, voters passed Longmont network measure despite corporate campaign

By Steve Weishampel
When is a big, bad city government the little guy? When it’s going up against corporations and their trade associations that have shown they aren’t afraid to bend the truth.
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