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Thursday, January 30,2014

Killing Amendment 2

Defeating bigotry at the ballot box

By Dave Anderson
Within days, Colorado would be the “Hate State,” and a national boycott followed. Many thousands of protesters marched in the Denver streets and held candlelight vigils at the state Capitol as well as city halls across the state. Gov. Roy Romer and Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, both opponents of the amendment, joined the protest.
Thursday, January 30,2014

Boulder: The shape of things to come

What will be the biggest changes in Boulder 20 years from now, and how will Boulder Weekly be covering them?

By Paul Danish
The biggest and most noticeable change in Boulder in 2034 will be that most of the cars and trucks on the streets will drive themselves.
Thursday, January 30,2014

BW’s first editor reflects on past two decades

By Leland Rucker
We set up shop on the Pearl Street Mall, and I hired Kathy Kaiser as managing editor almost immediately. We had each worked at the daily papers and knew there were plenty of local stories beyond what they were offering, and the chance to do in-depth features and lots of entertainment coverage that focused exclusively on Boulder was really exciting.
Thursday, January 30,2014

An angry letter to Paul Danish mad Lib

By Josh Gross
We took a general cross-section of letters we have received regarding Danish over the years and boiled them down to a general structure that non-writers can easily use to voice their disapproval with whatever Danish may say. Just fill in the blank fields.
Thursday, January 30,2014

The best letters of the last 20 years

I am writing to applaud you on your success in filling a void in the Boulder and Denver metro areas for a high-quality weekly publication. It’s refreshing to finally see a publication that clearly is striving for journalistic excellence in its writing, advertisements and editorial focus.
Thursday, January 30,2014

What 20 years of Boulder Weekly has meant to me

By Joel Dyer
I remember the founding editor selling me on the working for Boulder Weekly by explaining that we’d have some good fun before the whole thing went out of business, which we both suspected would only be a matter of months, tops. We were right about the fun. But boy were we wrong about the longevity.
Thursday, January 30,2014

Two decades of BW employees Staff

All known staff members, current and former.
Thursday, January 23,2014

Controversial PUC appointee got money from Xcel

Potential conflict of interest for Glenn Vaad

By Jefferson Dodge and Bob Berwyn
Campaign finance reports show that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s controversial appointee to the Public Utilities Commission has received money from an Xcel Energy political action committee and others in industries that he is now involved in regulating.
Thursday, January 9,2014

New PUC member might hinder Boulder’s municipalization

Some raise questions about Vaad’s ties to Xcel, ALEC

By Jefferson Dodge
The controversy over the appointment of Glenn Vaad, a member of the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has raised questions about where Vaad’s loyalties will lie when it comes to Xcel Energy’s battle with the city of Boulder over municipalization.
Thursday, January 9,2014

ProPublica: Months after Obama promised to divulge more on drones, here is what we still do not know

U.S. count of civilians deaths still unknown

By Cora Currier
In a speech, Obama vowed that the U.S. would only use force against a “continuing and imminent threat to the American people.” It would fire only when there was “near-certainty” civilians would not be killed or injured, and when capture was not feasible. Since that speech, here is what has changed.
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