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Thursday, January 8,2015

Statewide survey sheds light on health experiences of LGB but not T high school students for the first time

By Caitlin Rockett
Being a teenager can be tough work — you’re in the business of becoming who you are. For some teens, being who they are means being unlike many of their peers. A recent statewide survey shows just how hard growing up can be for Colorado high school students who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Wine County

The burgeoning and challenging landscape of Boulder County wineries

By Matt Cortina
To start, not many people realize there are expert crafters making wine in the area. The first winery in Boulder County was Augustina’s Winery, opened by Gussie Walter in an old industrial complex off of Broadway in North Boulder 17 years ago.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

A cry for help

A family hopes the new executive action on immigration will keep a loving husband and father in the U.S.

By Matt Cortina
Jose Luis has been in jail for five months. He was detained after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials came to his home looking for someone else. When they ran his ID, they found he had a prior deportation and re-entry on his record. ICE came back a week later and, with a gun to his head, arrested him and brought him to jail.
Wednesday, December 31,2014

Living in the light

How five young people are using their personal stories to change the conversation on immigration

By Elizabeth Miller
The day after Oscar Juarez publicly announced his immigration status — undocumented, brought to the U.S.
Tuesday, December 30,2014

The Peace Sign on the Mountain

Olsen has written a forthcoming book titled The Children, which draws on his time in Vietnam. The last chapter of the book recounts Olsen’s return to Boulder, specifically his time at the paper and how he and others came together in 1969 to protest the war by placing a lighted peace sign on Flagstaff Mountain near Boulder’s famed holiday star, which has been illuminating the mountain since 1947.
Thursday, December 18,2014

Track the legislature like never before

By Gavin Dahl
But voters who want to go beyond the hyped issues may make use of the new voter participation tool digitdemos.com. Launched in time for the 2015 session by former state senator Ron Tupa, digitdemos aims to restore citizen voices in government.
Thursday, December 18,2014

Deported to death

Who gave hospital corporations the power to ‘deport’ seriously injured, uninsured immigrants back to their home countries without going through the federal government? The answer is nobody.

By Cassie Moore
On the day American researchers visited them in the hills of Guatemala, Enrique’s family killed a chicken as a mark of celebration. They hoped that by sharing their story and welcoming the researchers, Enrique might finally get the medical help he needed.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Who’s getting whose goat?

Oil and gas industry-sponsored TV ad is fraught with obfuscation and half-truths

By Caitlin Rockett
Just because we’re on the other side of election season doesn’t mean the advertisements stop. You’ve probably seen it by now: a “Front Range” “organic” farmer telling us that people should support fracking because it helps farmers like her pay for healthcare and their kids’ education.
Thursday, December 11,2014

Learning, the hard way

Internal complaints from a Longmont charter school raise questions of oversight

By Matt Cortina
In the past year and a half, Flagstaff Academy Charter School in Longmont has undergone some major changes. Changes that have caused some teachers and administrators to quit, some parents to complain and remove their children from the school, and some former employees and board members to voice concerns about the direction of the school.
Thursday, December 4,2014

Real pain

By Matt Cortina
I started getting headaches a couple years ago but the hallucinations didn’t start until I was, relatively, just about dead. My head was literally killing me and I didn’t know it. Doctors didn’t know it, my lovely, wellmeaning mother didn’t know it and WebMD was close but no, they did not know it either.
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