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Thursday, June 21,2012

Protesting is our right

By Pamela White
The first time I heard about the disgusting concept of “free speech zones” at protests, it was at big national political conventions leading up to the 2004 presidential election.
Thursday, June 14,2012

Prairie dog poisoning shows need for protection

By Pamela White
Colorado Horse Rescue performs an important mission. A nonprofit, CHR provides shelter, veterinary care, rehabilitation and adoption services for horses that have been abused and neglected. Through this compassionate care, CHR saves equine lives. It’s incomprehensible, therefore, that CHR could demonstrate such a callous lack of concern for another four-legged creature — the prairie dog.
Thursday, June 7,2012

Banning the dirty frackers

By Pamela White
If a group of Longmont citizens has its way, Longmont will become the first city in Colorado to ban hydraulic fracturing, aka “fracking,” within the city limits.
Thursday, May 31,2012

A test for ‘Make My Day’

By Pamela White
A sound wakes you from deep sleep. For a moment, you think it must have been your imagination. Then you hear it again — movement inside your house — and you realize that it’s real. A stranger has invaded your home in the dead of night.
Thursday, May 24,2012

Saint Melinda

By Pamela White
Gates announced earlier this month that she intends to focus the wealth and might of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on making the development and availability of reliable contraception a global priority. Her goal is simple and noble: improving the lives and the health of women around the world.
Thursday, May 17,2012

Baloney on veggies

By Pamela White
Back in 1981, the Reagan administration set about creating a budget for fiscal year 1982 that would include $27 billion in cuts to so-called entitlements. The school lunch program, which provides meals to kids from low-income families, was cut by $1 billion.
Thursday, May 10,2012

Paper or plastic? Tax ’em!

By Pamela White
For decades, the question in the checkout lane has been, “Paper or plastic?” A great many people are hoping the Boulder City Council’s answer will be, “Tax ’em!”
Thursday, May 3,2012

Funding cut hurts county breast-cancer programs

By Pamela White
Boulder County has been hit hard by a decrease in funding from Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Poor women, those without health insurance and undocumented immigrant women are among those who will likely feel the greatest impact of this decrease. And it is up to us to make up the difference.
Thursday, April 26,2012

You can save a life

By Pamela White
Jennifer Braun’s day in Soroti, Uganda, starts early. Roosters apparently don’t know they’re only supposed to crow after dawn. And when it comes to being born, babies have never respected working hours.
Thursday, April 19,2012

Advice for a thirsty world

By Pamela White
Though most of us have heard that drinking pre-bottled water is wasteful of resources, few of us understand just how harmful pre-bottled water — and the business of bottling water — is for our little blue planet..