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Thursday, April 17,2014

Filling up

Will Boulder’s latest crackdown on homeless push jail to release some inmates early?

By Michael de Yoanna
Five-hundred inmates is roughly critical mass for the jail. Though the maximum capacity is 540 inmates, the jail faces many problems well before hitting that point. The jail strives to separate certain kinds of inmates, like those with known mental health issues and violent, repeat offenders.
Thursday, April 17,2014

The cost of tilting at the 4/20 windmill

CU will once again spend more than $100,000 to keep campus closed on 4/20

By Caitlin Rockett
For the third consecutive year, the University of Colorado Boulder will spend upwards of $100,000 to close campus on April 20 in its effort to smother anything resembling a 4/20 marijuana smokeout, which the university says has become too disruptive. But only a small crowd of 1,000 or so students turned up for such an event in 2012. And, a year ago, because the pot-friendly date fell on a Saturday, no one even bothered to organize a 4/20 event on the campus.
Thursday, April 10,2014

Fractious debate

Rep says state should study fracking’s impacts on our health

By Michael de Yoanna
For many — like those who voted for fracking bans — the answer to that question seems to be an obvious, “yes.” But for Ginal, a state representative from Fort Collins, finding the right answer is trickier than that. There’s not enough research Courtesy of Joann Ginal.
Thursday, April 10,2014

DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA’S COLORADO NEWSPAPER AND WEBSITE HOLDINGS

Journal Advocate Longmont Times-Call Longmont Weekly Loveland Reporter Herald Estes Park Trail Gazette Broomfield Enterprise Colorado Daily Akron News Reporter Julesburg Advocate The Lamar Ledger Brush News Tribune.
Thursday, April 3,2014

Deported to death

If returned to El Salvador, Jaime Leon Rivas fears he’s next ‘to get killed’

By Michael de Yoanna
I know that they will kill me if I am returned to Guatemala. They will kill me because I left their gang. They will kill me because I fled and did not pay them the money that they demanded
Thursday, April 3,2014

RNA definitions

By Caitlin Rockett
RNA (ribonucleic acid) – large biological molecules that perform vital roles in the coding, decoding, regulation and expression of genes.
Thursday, April 3,2014

Can RNAi technology save the honeybee?

By Caitlin Rockett
In 2006, professional beekeepers in the U.S. began to report mass die-offs of their honeybee colonies, between 30 and 90 percent. Since then, “Colony collapse disorder” hasn’t slowed down.
Thursday, April 3,2014

RNA interference technology as a pesticide

By Caitlin Rockett
In January, Monsanto released their annual Research and Development Pipeline Review, detailing future products, their estimated rollout dates and projected impact for the agriculture industry. One such product is called SmartStax PRO, aimed at killing the Western corn rootworm.
Thursday, April 3,2014

The science behind the hype

By Caitlin Rockett
To understand RNA, you have to understand DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, those double-sided spring-like chains of genetic information that determine the color of a human’s hair or the hue of a flower’s petals. If DNA acts as a blueprint for living things, then RNA is the construction crew.
Thursday, April 3,2014

Muzzled by Monsanto

Is Big Ag squelching research showing its new RNAi GMOs may be dangerous?

By Caitlin Rockett
What happened when a scientist discovered that the medical world needs genetically modified RNA to be assimilated by our bodies and the agricultural world needs the opposite to occur.
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