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Thursday, August 15,2013

Students of Ignite Your Potential: Brighter than bright

Minority students in Boulder face unique obstacles in reaching college

By Elizabeth Miller
Jasmine Johnson sees what’s at stake for her future every time she goes to downtown Denver to see her sister’s theater productions. She says it clicked when she was in seventh grade, and they were passing by homeless people out on the street in the cold.
Thursday, August 8,2013

Disinformation: Contamination under Boulder's Dushanbe Teahouse

Were the facts given to city council about contamination twisted to push through the Dushanbe Teahouse project in 1997?

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
In this, the third part of our series, we are examining how the current contaminated location of the teahouse came to be chosen from among the dozens of potential sites that were available to the project at the time of its construction in 1997.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Speeding into the future

Longmont resident developing tube-travel system prototype

By Meredith J. Graham
When Daryl Oster was a young boy living on his family’s farm outside of Greeley, he used to go with his father to the salvage yard to pick up supplies. That’s where he became acquainted with pneumatic tubes — like the contraptions banks used to suck your deposit from your car to the teller’s desk.
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.