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Thursday, February 12,2015

Is the perfect date a click away?

Looking for love on oddly specific websites

By Amanda Moutinho
February is the relationship status evaluation month. The haunting smell of roses and lackluster taste of heart-shaped candies can drive any single person crazy. Gone are the days of chance romantic meeting stories. Nowadays, a lot of marriages start with a click. According to a 2010 study, almost a quarter of couples, who met in 2007- 09, met online. Another in 2013, looking at marriages between 2005-12, said over a third of couples met online. Other studies predict the number will keep rising until it’s in the majority.
Thursday, February 12,2015

A queer kind of love

LGBTQ dating in one of America’s ‘queerest’ cities

By Caitlin Rockett
“I think that visibility is the hardest thing in the Boulder community as far as dating goes,” says Sara Connell, the trans and youth coordinator for Out Boulder, a nonprofit organization that has been serving Boulder County’s LGBTQ community since 1994.
Thursday, February 12,2015

Three-D revolution

The hottest trend in printing technology is changing the way we practice medicine

By Caitlin Rockett
“I think it’s pretty much instilled in you that [knee implants] last 20 years, which I don’t know if that’s really true or not, but I would think that most people don’t want to go through it twice,” Duggan says. “So I was waiting for the last 10 years, trying to get closer to 60 years old.
Thursday, February 12,2015

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Nomad Playhouse Events

The upcoming benefit for the purchase and rehabilitation of the Nomad Playhouse includes the following events. Tickets are $20 general admission, $50 VIP or VIP with limited valet parking for $75 unless otherwise noted..
Thursday, February 12,2015

The show goes on

Grant from State Historical Fund ensures high school students keep their theater, and so does Boulder

By Elizabeth Miller
Growing pains first took the Tara Performing Arts High School to the Nomad Playhouse in 2001 — they didn’t fit the smaller venues they’d used in the past and needed a space their first graduating class could use for an all-school production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.
Thursday, February 12,2015

news briefs

The legislation, which was modeled after Title IX, the bill protecting women’s rights to equal opportunities in education, would establish federal prohibitions against discriminating against public school students on the basis of, or perception of, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Thursday, February 5,2015

In Case You Missed It

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The NY AG’s office did extensive DNA testing of store-brand supplements found on the shelves of Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and GNC and found that 79 percent of the samples tested didn’t have any of the ingredients listed on the label or, at best, also contained ingredients that weren’t listed.
Thursday, February 5,2015

Get back

COGCC is approving oil and gas permits without enforcing setbacks, study finds

By Matt Cortina
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) approved 181 oil and gas drilling applications since August 2013 that were incomplete, according to a study by the Sierra Club and the University of Denver Environmental Law Clinic. A team of three student attorneys and a supervising attorney reviewed 1,300 approved permits, or Form 2As, and found that about 14 percent of the approved applications failed to provide critical information about the number of wellheads at the site and comments regarding the well sites’ locations.
Thursday, February 5,2015

LGBTQ activists claim discrimation in shooting

While gender discrimination is rampant in law enforcement, it’s unlikely it played a role in the death of Jessica Hernandez

By Caitlin Rockett
recognize Jessie’s case as [sic] direct result of the pattern of police violence that targets queer and gender non-conforming young people of color in the U.S.,” read a Feb. 2 press release from Branching Seedz of Resistance (BSEEDZ), a youth-led component of the Colorado Anti-Violence Program.
Thursday, February 5,2015

Park Service kills hundreds of bison despite objections from Native Americans and activists

By Elizabeth Miller
Their estimates, based on the field campaign’s ongoing monitoring of bison management and the park’s biweekly reports, is that 135 have been taken through hunting, 270 to slaughter and at least five to a research facility.
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