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Thursday, March 21,2013

GMOs vs local food system

Is county government depriving our economy of millions of dollars by making the wrong choice on open space lands?

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
It’s springtime in Boulder County. Birds are building nests, lawns get a little greener with each passing day and, like the swallows to Capistrano, the talk of how to stop genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from being planted on county open space lands has returned.
Thursday, March 14,2013

Boulder County: $7,500 for open records request justified

By Jefferson Dodge
In what may be another case of a government agency gouging citizens for access to public records, Boulder County officials are defending their estimate that they would have to charge someone $7,500 for documents related to the testing of a controversial ballot processing machine used in the last general election.
Thursday, March 14,2013

Are we less safe with secrecy?

By Elizabeth Goitein
President Barack Obama began his first term by pledging to bring an unprecedented level of transparency to government. Although he has done that in some areas, it has become apparent that his pledge came with an asterisk: In matters of national security policy, he has largely continued and even intensified his predecessor’s secretive practices.
Thursday, March 14,2013

Federal scientists face obstacles sharing knowledge

By Celia Viggo Wexler
Did you hear the story about the federal scientist and the two-headed fish? The fish? Maybe, but likely not the scientist.
Thursday, March 14,2013

Media and public both have roles in oversight

By Jim Lee
The caller on the other end of the phone line was near exacerbation. He had been given the run-around by government officials, the very people he put in office to represent him, and his quest for answers was met time and again with roadblocks.
Thursday, March 14,2013

Boulder and Sunshine Laws: Not-so-sunny days

Why isn't Boulder at the forefront of open government?

By Joel Dyer
If you aren’t a member of the news media, you may not be aware that it’s officially Sunshine Week, so here’s your chance to celebrate. It shouldn’t just be journalists who are taking time this week to appreciate our socalled sunshine laws — we all benefit greatly from their existence.
Thursday, March 7,2013

More accounts of inmate abuse surface at jail

By Jefferson Dodge
A Boulder Weekly story about the Boulder County Jail and the use of a restraint chair on unruly inmates has prompted other current and former inmates to come forward with allegations of abuse suffered at the hands of jail staff.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Will Lafayette be the next Front Range community to stand up to Hickenlooper and the oil and gas industry?

By Joel Dyer
Not only are the towns of Erie and Lafayette in close proximity to one another, they share a great deal of history. Both communities owe their existence to the discovery of coal that fueled their early economies. The shafts of old mines still zig-zag just below the homes and businesses of these enclaves on the eastern plains.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Camera, sister papers undergo another 'reorganization'

By Jefferson Dodge
Boulder Weekly has been told that the Camera and its sister newspapers in the area have quietly laid off approximately 12 staff members, reportedly affecting the only remaining reporter at the Colorado Daily as well as employees at the Longmont Times-Call and Loveland Reporter-Herald.
Monday, March 4,2013

UPDATED: Magpul would move despite CEO's plan to open new restaurant in Boulder

By Steve Weishampel
Threats from Erie-based rifle accessories manufacturer Magpul Industries may face complications from Magpul CEO Richard Fitzpatrick’s ownership interest in a Boulder restaurant in planning.
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