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Thursday, June 20,2013

NSA uses 'terrorism' to justify mass surveillance that started long before 9/11 and the Patriot Act

By Joel Dyer, David Accomazzo and Jefferson Dodge
But what if that wasn’t the whole story? What if fighting terrorism were only an afterthought in the government’s motives behind the creation of the secret spy programs exposed by Snowden? What would we do if it were discovered that this massive government intrusion into our private lives had been going on long before the first plane hit the first Trade Center tower?
Thursday, June 13,2013

Lack of profits may force RMPJC thrift store to close

By Jefferson Dodge
Rockin’ Betty’s, the thrift store opened by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center last October, will have to shut its doors at the end of June if it doesn’t turn a profit this month.
Thursday, June 13,2013

Lafayette activists petition for fracking ban

By Jefferson Dodge
Anti-fracking activists in Lafayette have launched a petition drive for a ballot measure that would enact a ban on hydraulic fracturing and other oil/gas extraction methods within city limits.
Thursday, June 13,2013

COGA agrees to drop 'takings' claim in fracking suit against Longmont

By Jefferson Dodge
A judge has granted a motion dismissing a claim in the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s lawsuit against the city of Longmont over its ban on fracking, or hydraulic fracturing.
Thursday, June 13,2013

The NSA black hole

Five things we still don’t know about the agency’s snooping

By Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer
Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies.
Thursday, June 6,2013

'Relief holder' may be the biggest problem of all at former town gas site

By Boulder Weekly Staff
One of the biggest problems associated with carburetted water gas plants, such as the one that operated on the property where the Dushanbe Teahouse now stands, was the need for a relief holder, a second large round tank-like structure for storing large quantities of gas.
Thursday, June 6,2013

Boulder’s town gas processes and the resulting contamination

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
From the time that the first commercial gas utility was formed in London in 1812 until approximately the 1950s, there have been three primary methods for making town gas: the coal carbonization process, the oil gas process and the carburetted water gas process.
Thursday, June 6,2013

Experts: Contamination from teahouse site likely spread

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Two experts on manufactured gas plants like the one that operated at the Dushanbe Teahouse site in Boulder for half a century say it’s likely that contamination found at a nearby dry cleaner site came from the plant.
Thursday, May 30,2013

'Boulder Weekly' lands two prestigious AAN awards

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Boulder Weekly has been named a finalist in two different categories for prestigious international awards presented by the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN).
Thursday, May 30,2013

New homeless kitchen will serve more than meals

By Jefferson Dodge
The Bridge House, which provides food and other resources to homeless in the Boulder area, is poised to cut the ribbon on a new commercial kitchen that will do much more than simply expand the amount of food the organization can serve. The kitchen will also help the Bridge House address one of its other primary missions: Helping the homeless find jobs.
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