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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.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Longmont fractivists overcame $443K campaign to pass ban

By Elizabeth Miller
As organizers drew together for the campaign to ban fracking in Longmont, they faced a slew of obstacles, from explicit threats of lawsuits by the governor to being out-fundraised by the oil and gas industry by about $18 for every $1 donated to their campaign — and the industry’s campaign spending came out to $10 per active voter.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Municipalization battle

Last-minute grassroots campaign pays off

By David Accomazzo
Sometime in 2011, as the citizens of Boulder were deciding whether to take the first step towards municipalizing the electric utility, Xcel Energy’s partner in anti-municipalization, the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition, paid to produce a series of “Harry and Louise” commercials warning residents against the dangers should they vote yes.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

About face

A behind-the-scenes look at what made Boulder County commissioners change their minds on the oil & gas moratorium

By Jefferson Dodge
What a difference a month makes. On May 21, the Boulder County commissioners decided not to extend a 16-month-old moratorium on new applications for oil and gas drilling. At that time, only Commissioner Elise Jones supported the idea; commissioners Deb Gardner and Cindy Domenico did not.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Silver lining for organic farmers in Monsanto suit

By Joel Dyer
On June 10, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling in favor of Monsanto in a lawsuit filed against the seed industry giant by Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association (OSGATA), et. al., in 2010.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Hostel hostility

Plan for climbers’ lodge has Eldorado Springs in a tizzy

By Jefferson Dodge
A plan to convert the Eldorado Springs Post Office building into a hostel for climbers has gotten some members of the small community up in arms.
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