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Thursday, April 25,2013

Hunger strikes and indefinite detention in Guatanamo Bay

10 answers to questions regarding Guantanamo Bay that every American needs to know

By Cora Currier
It's been 11 years since the first detainees were brought to Guantanamo Bay. But the future of the prison, and the fate of the men inside it, is far from certain. With 59 detainees at Gitmo currently on hunger strike, by the military’s count, here’s a primer on what’s going on at the island prison.
Thursday, April 18,2013

Activists sound alarm over oil waste pit in Lafayette

By Jefferson Dodge
In February 1984, a woman living in the Lafayette area called police to report that her cat had fallen into an oil sludge pit.
Thursday, April 18,2013

CU defends ongoing effort to snuff out 4/20

By Jefferson Dodge
When University of Colorado officials announced plans to close campus to outsiders again on April 20 — a Saturday — critics howled that last year’s justification for doing so was no longer valid.
Thursday, April 11,2013

CU to examine future of Conference on World Affairs

'Externally facing' event must prove its value to students, dean says

By David Accomazzo
Officials at the University of Colorado Boulder are taking a look at the Conference on World Affairs to determine whether the funding the university gives the event — somewhere around $160,000 — is a justifiable expense for the university.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Searching for a road home

Boulder family hit hard by federal sequestration

By Abby Faires
Tucked back into the corner of a dimly lit kitchen, two boys giggle, then burst out into uncontrollable laughter. The bulb that sits atop a long, skinny floor lamp — the sole source of light for the Sigg-Brown family kitchen — is loose.
Thursday, April 4,2013

Media madness

As influence of news, other media grows, new concerns arise over its impact on our culture

By Joel Dyer
Things have certainly changed since media critic Jerry Mander made the above observation, but not as much as we’d like to think. Thanks to computers and the Internet, we now have more screens from which to get our secondary, mediated messages, and we now spend even more of our time substituting them for input from the real world.
Thursday, April 4,2013

A stuck pendulum

Conference on World Affairs tackles lost civil liberties, privacy rights

By Jefferson Dodge
The loss of civil liberties, especially privacy rights, over the past dozen years is among the topics that will be discussed extensively at this year’s Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Thursday, April 4,2013

The world on Boulder’s doorstep

65th Conference on World Affairs offers something for everyone

By David Accomazzo
As far as — well, academic isn’t the right word — intellectually minded events go, the Conference on World Affairs (CWA) is pretty chaotic.
Thursday, March 28,2013

State resurrects fund that compensates communities for oil/gas impacts

By Jefferson Dodge
The state has resumed pouring millions of dollars into a 35-year-old fund that aims to offset impacts caused by oil and gas operations and other forms of resource extraction.
Thursday, March 28,2013

On shaky ground

Impacts of seismic testing for oil/gas exploration disputed

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
While much has been made of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, another possibly negative side effect of oil and gas operations has emerged. It’s called seismic testing, and it’s beginning to cause a stir nationally.
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