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Thursday, October 16,2014

Lyons businesses bare all

Businesses in the flood-devastated town of Lyons strip down for a fundraiser calendar

By Caitlin Rockett
“I talked to other businesses in town and it was the same thing — we were back in town, but we weren’t back to normal,” says Muldoon, owner of Lyons Physical Therapy. “I wanted to fundraise, but I also wanted to promote business and at the same time I wanted to have fun doing it.
Thursday, October 9,2014

ELECTION 2014 VOTE GUIDE

By Boulder Weekly Staff
It’s that time again … time to exercise our greatest privilege and responsibility as citizens by voting. As has become the norm, we have Democratic, Republican, Independent, Green Party and Libertarian candidates on the ballot, along with a host of important ballot measures that will determine how we proceed on several important issues.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Who killed the vote on fracking?—Glossary

(environmental program director, 2002-08), the Energy Foundation (president, 1991- 2002) and the ClimateWorks Foundation (founder, 2008-11). He also co-chaired the Risky Business Project with Henry Paulson, Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Historical hatred breeds contemporary contempt

A weeklong exhibit seeks to educate about past and present discrimination against Mexican-Americans

By Caitlin Rockett
Philip Hernandez says two years ago his uncle John told him about a store on 24th Street in Boulder (now Folsom Street) that he remembered from his childhood. It wasn’t so much a memory about the store as it was a sign in the store’s front window: “No Mexicans or dogs allowed.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Opening the political party landscape

By Harry Hempy
An alternative strategy for populist, grassroots, freedom-loving voters who don’t care for the moneybags of the Democratic and Republican parties is to create a new major political party that represents their interests. In fact, 60 percent of voters want a third major party — want more candidates — according to the Gallup poll of October 2013.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Who killed the vote on fracking?

Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures were not supported by Democrats and environmental groups

By Joel Dyer, Matt Cortina & Elizabeth Miller
At first glance, determining who to blame for the fact that Colorado voters will not get their chance to decide for themselves who controls oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in their neighborhoods seems simple enough. On Monday, Aug. 4, as the result of a political compromise with Colorado’s Democratic Governor, John Hickenlooper, U.
Thursday, September 25,2014

At Amazon, ‘cheap’ comes at a very hefty price

It’s time to look closer at Jeff Bezos and his online retail colossus

By Jim Hightower
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the elfish, almost preternatural man of unbounded ambition who founded and is CEO of Amazon, the online retailing colossus that trumpets itself as “Earth’s most customer-centric company.” At first blush, you might wonder why I’m picking on a company that has built a positive reputation with millions of consumers and even has a rather hip vibe going for it.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Dancing in the dark

City shuts off bid process to outside dance companies

By Matt Cortina
What could Boulder Weekly possibly find wrong with the city of Boulder’s public dance program? This program, which brings joy to thousands of Boulder’s most rhythmic citizens, young and old, couldn’t possibly stoke flames of controversy, could it? And if it could, just drop it anyway, you muckraking curmudgeons.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Big oil in small schools

How the oil and gas industry has gotten into Boulder County schools and student groups

By Matt Cortina
In the last year, various members of the oil and gas industry have visited the students of a Boulder high school environmental group. School officials invited those industry folks most of the time, but some questions have since arisen. Who invited the oil and gas representatives? Why are they allowed to speak to students without parents around? Is there any context in which industry members can provide an educational benefit to students?
Thursday, September 18,2014

Out of balance

An in-depth look into Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force

By Elizabeth Miller
This year, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans signed petitions to create ballot initiatives that asked for more local control over the oil and gas development happening near their homes, schools and businesses as well as increased setbacks.
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