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The folks at the Conference on World Affairs have just announced that this year’s keynote will be titled “In a Single Garment of Destiny,” and will be delivered by none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. on April 6, at Macky Auditorium.

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Quadriplegic patient afraid hospital will deport him to Mexico

Federal funding scheme is to blame

By Cassie Moore

If Cabrera were a U.S. citizen it would be about time that the Loveland hospital, which saved his life following a catastrophic car crash in December, would transfer him to a nursing home or long-term care facility.

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Where’d that place go?

The downside of Boulder’s changing business landscape

By Boulder Weekly Staff

So here we are again some 20 years later with Boulder experiencing the loss of, or at least the relocation of, some of its best-known and most beloved businesses. The reasons for these latest changes are more varied this time around.

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The Wage Protection Act, which went into effect on Jan. 1, allows the state to fine employers who withhold payment to their staff. According to the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Jonathan Singer (D–Longmont), this includes withholding a final paycheck, failing to pay overtime, paying Courtesy of Colorado General Assembly.

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Latino community reluctant to call 911, study finds

Police distrust, language barriers cited among reasons for avoiding emergency services

By Elizabeth Miller

During a heart attack, cardiac arrest event or stroke, the minutes that pass before medical care is administered can cost heart muscle and brain function, but emergency medicine physician Comilla Sasson, who works at the University of Colorado...

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Out like a lamb

Lyons residents displaced by flood hope voters approve new housing site, but they won’t get to vote on it themselves

By Matt Cortina

But the Town of Lyons is working to bring the displaced people back by proposing to build 50 to 70 affordable replacement housing units in Bohn Park. Lyons residents will vote on whether to allow the town to use parkland for housing development on March 24.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide – Candidates

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Mark Udall has done a lot of things right in the six years since he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He crafted the “Not My Boss’s Business Act” in response to the Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby’s case against paying for certain forms of birth control to say that women should continue to have access to affordable contraception.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide - Judge retention

By Boulder Weekly Staff

For our endorsements, we used the Blue Book text, authored by the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation (COJPE). We also researched the judges’ written opinions and sought input from Stan Garnett, district attorney for the 20th Judicial District.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide - Ballot questions

By Boulder Weekly Staff

For one, the legislature already responded to the issue it claims to address (the loss of a child by an eightmonths-pregnant woman after she was hit by a drunk driver) by passing laws that apply penalties to the unlawful termination of a pregnancy through criminal or negligent acts.

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