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Thursday, August 1,2013

Nationwide sting recovers more than 100 trafficked children, 9 in Denver

By Elizabeth Miller
A nationwide sweep to search for children who were being commercially sexually exploited found 106 juvenile victims of sex trafficking nationwide, nine of whom were recovered by efforts coordinated by the Denver division of the FBI.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Boulder's Ignite Your Potential: Shooting for the stars

Graduates from Ignite Your Potential course, in their own words

By Elizabeth Miller
In a world full of opportunities, and a town with so many people privileged to take full advantage of them, sometimes we forget that not everyone has it so easy. Not everyone comes from a background of even knowing what it takes to get into college, how to apply and how to afford it.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Boulder's University Hill faces ban on booze

City council considers stricter Hill liquor laws that have business owners up in arms

By Steve Weishampel
Not a whole lot of college students drink wine. Beer, yes, sometimes copious amounts. Hard liquor, of course, often in 1-ounce glasses. But under new ordinances that Boulder City Council will consider this fall, potential bar and restaurant owners on University Hill had better hope student tastes change.
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.
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