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Thursday, July 23,2015

Are loopholes in policies putting ride-booking service drivers at risk?

By Angela K. Evans
The iconic pink mustaches of the Lyft brand ride-booking service are unmistakable. Whether it’s a large furry bumper-stache or a “glowstache” illuminating the night streets, the Lyft paraphernalia attracts users who have downloaded the company’s application as well as those in need of transportation who don’t have the app.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Oil and grouse

The sage-grouse debate isn’t just about a bird, it’s about saving the West as we know it

By Angela K. Evans
Sandra Goodwin, a private landowner from Boulder, Wyoming, has personally seen the effects of oil and gas development on greater sage-grouse populations near her home. When a gravel mine began hauling an average of 350 semi-truck loads a day on the county road in front of her house, she stopped seeing the birds on her property.
Thursday, July 16,2015

Feds take steps to block GMO labeling

The U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee adopted H.R. 1599 on July 14, which would prohibit labeling of genetically engineered foods and make it illegal for states and municipalities to restrict such foods.
Thursday, July 16,2015

City finds Knollwood Village in violation of fair housing rules

The City of Boulder determined on July 2 that Knollwood Village was in violation of the City’s fair housing rules by enforcing a rule in their covenant that mandated that two or more people could only live in one of the complex’s units if they could prove they were married or similarly related.
Thursday, July 9,2015

Double Standard

The five percent rules for amending city charters and the state constitution vary considerably

By Angela K. Evans
With the upcoming November election, there has been some controversy surrounding the number of petition signatures required to put a charter amendment on the ballot in the City of Boulder. This is sparked, in part, by two proposed amendments by Livable Boulder, a local citizen’s group concerned with the issues of development and growth.
Thursday, July 9,2015

In case you missed it

A group of folks who apparently like Florida Republican senator and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio have put together a $16 million fund to run advertising in support of Rubio.
Thursday, July 9,2015

THE MANUFACTURED FIGHT

Mobile park owner speaks out against public claims he retaliated against his critics

By Matt Cortina
After complaints that discrimination and retaliatory tactics were being enforced on Vista Village residents by the park’s management, the Boulder City Council adopted an ordinance and began readings on it in order to provide immediate relief to the mobile park tenants.
Thursday, July 2,2015

(IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)

Next, Buck got photographed holding a Red, White and Blue AR-15 assault rifle that he actually, not kidding, keeps above a copy of the Second Amendment in his congressional office. He then tried to turn the fact that his irresponsible behavior with his gun caused an investigation.
Thursday, July 2,2015

The state of hate and the impotency and consequences of fighting over the Confederate flag

By Joel Dyer
On June 27, 30-yearold educator and activist Bree Newsome climbed the three-story-high flagpole in front of the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia and pulled down the Confederate battle flag. Her climb was necessitated by the fact the flag was more or less permanently attached to the poll where it flew 24 hours a day with no way of being lowered or flown at half-mast. Until that moment, a piece of cloth with some symbol of the Confederacy had been flying continuously at the South Carolina capitol since 1961.
Thursday, July 2,2015

Two’s company

Tenants in a Boulder housing complex ask the city if requiring multiple renters to be married is discriminatory

By Matt Cortina
Outside a small housing development west of Pearl Street is a sign. The sign welcomes visitors and residents to Knollwood Village and outlines a few rules. The Knollwood Village homeowners association erected it several years ago.
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