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Danish Plan

Obama’s clueless view of ISIL

By Paul Danish

Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state.

Danish Plan

Ban GMOs? First show us the victims

By Paul Danish

What’s more, substantial amounts of GMO (genetically modified organism) corn, cotton, and soybeans have been grown and consumed in the U.S. for the last 14 years. In 2000, about a quarter of U.S. corn and more than 50 percent of U.S. soybeans and cotton were produced from GMO varieties.

Danish Plan

No blood for oil? Thank a fracking oilman.

By Paul Danish

(For the record, there were a number of reasons why the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, but grabbing Iraq’s oil wasn’t one of them. If there is any lingering doubt on this point, consult the list of oil companies which have gotten concessions from the Iraqi government.

Danish Plan

Who is a civilian?

By Paul Danish

The “contractor’s” business was security — or more plainly war. They worked for companies like Blackwater security and, among other things, served as armed guards for U.S. civilian personnel like American civil administrator Paul Bremer and scores of State Department operatives who negotiated with tribal leaders.

Danish Plan

Hamas does not give shelter

By Paul Danish

Hamas’ tunnels are not amateur works. A lot of them are 100 feet below the surface, lined with concrete, and equipped with electricity and ventilation systems. How is it then that that there aren’t any civilian bomb shelters in Gaza?

Danish Plan

Gaza and ‘game changers’

By Paul Danish

Gaza could also be demilitarized by the expulsion of Hamas, and its evil twin Islamic Jihad. So how likely is it that either of those things will happen? A lot more likely than it was on Monday, July 7.

Danish Plan

Hug the children, bill their countries

By Paul Danish

Wash their feet, delouse and vaccinate them, give them three hots and a cot and generally treat them as honored guests. See to it that those who have relatives in the U.S. are united with them, and if those families can’t afford to care for them, ensure that they receive the necessary assistance.

Danish Plan

A costly inconvenient truth

By Paul Danish

Here’s an inconvenient little truth that keeps getting lost in the shuffle when local activists start hyper-ventillating about fracking: If you want to ban fracking, you may end up paying through the nose.

Danish Plan

The Galileo affair and settled science

By Paul Danish

The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, who lived from 1564 to 1642 and was the first to use a telescope to make astronomical observations, got himself crosswise with the Catholic Church by proclaiming that the sun stood still and the earth moved around it, rejecting the prevailing view that the earth stood still and the sun moved around it.

Danish Plan

The ‘Soldier of Fortune’ memoirs

By Paul Danish

Serious adventuring — Brown calls it “participatory journalism” — included everything from firing mortar rounds at Russian forts in Afghanistan, hanging with mercenaries in Rhodesia and anti- Communist guerrillas in Laos, rolling into Kuwait City behind the lead tank at the end of the Gulf War, dodging Serb snipers in Sarajevo, and searching for an extinct cow on the Ho Chi Minh Trail — and a lot more.

Dodge's Bullets

Letting go of my hump day

By Jefferson Dodge

After nearly two years at the weekly Clear Creek Courant, a year at the Summit Daily News, 12 years at the CU faculty/staff newspaper Silver & Gold Record and four and half years at Boulder Weekly, I’m taking a job as communications coordinator for Colorado State University.

Dodge's Bullets

Some Colorado politicians still do not get that whole open records thing

By Jefferson Dodge

Election reform activist Marilyn Marks, who has exposed many untoward practices — like using ballots that can be traced back to individual voters — got dragged into court by Broomfield officials after she had the gall to ask for public election records, including voted ballots.

Dodge's Bullets

Grappling with preserving the past, for the future

By Jefferson Dodge

I had to write about a subject that is near and dear to my heart again, and I never quite know how to handle it. It is the now-defunct faculty/ staff newspaper for the University of Colorado, Silver & Gold Record, where I worked for 12 years.

Dodge's Bullets

The flood and the faces that matter

By Jefferson Dodge

Over the past dozen years, living in Longmont’s Southmoor Park, I’ve gone on lots of walks and bike rides with my kids on the path that runs along Left Hand Creek, which is about two blocks from our house.

Dodge's Bullets

One step closer

By Jefferson Dodge

When my dear friend Bonnie Lloyd gave opening remarks at a private ceremony April 30 before she and her partner, Pattea Carpenter, obtained one of the first civil-union licenses issued by Boulder County, she thanked us. She thanked the small group of close friends for treating her and Pattea as “normal,” for not treating them as a lesbian couple.

Dodge's Bullets

Papers, please: An attempt to infiltrate a closed meeting of a Boulder County board

By Jefferson Dodge

One key role of the press is to serve as the eyes and ears of the public at open meetings. After all, most folks have jobs and families and better things to do than sit through a boring county commissioners hearing or city council study session.

Dodge's Bullets

CU staff retire, double-dip, get paid, oh my!

By Jefferson Dodge

Yet another CU administrator has been “double-dipping,” we at Boulder Weekly have learned. And it’s not that big of deal. A bigger deal is how these things have been communicated. Much has been made lately about University of Colorado Boulder administrators, their tuition-funded salary increases and their ability to retire and get rehired — “double-dipping” by receiving their pension and a salary.

Dodge's Bullets

Save journalism education at CU

By Jefferson Dodge

I've noticed that CU officials are fond of saying that "discontinuance is an unfortunate term" when they talk about the closure of the J-School. (And even though a committee is still considering that closure, I think it's a done deal - they just have to study it for a few months to preserve the deliberative spirit of the university.

Dodge's Bullets

A regent race that actually matters

By Jefferson Dodge

Currently, the board is controlled by Republicans, 5-4. Three positions are up for election this November, and two of those seats are expected to stay with their current parties, given political dynamics in the First and Fourth Congressional Districts.

Dodge's Bullets

A wake-up call

By Jefferson Dodge

After all, most of us lead fairly secure, soft, comfortable lives, especially compared to people in Third World countries hell, even compared to parts of the United States.

DyerTimes

Don't take the bait

Longmont Council appeals fracking ban decision, but beware Finley’s invitation

By Joel Dyer

You may recall that Tuesday’s vote was necessitated by Boulder County District Court Judge D.D. Mallard’s ruling in July that found Longmont didn’t have the authority to ban hydraulic fracturing within its city limits because the state was in charge...

DyerTimes

Behind the Polis Betrayal

By Joel Dyer

Well, the first mistake Colorado citizens made was they trusted a politician, Congressman Jared Polis, to help them with their cause.

DyerTimes

Fracking activists are the Tea Party of the Left?

Denver Post doing its part for the oil and gas industry’s disinformation campaign

By Joel Dyer

I’ve been waiting for the oil and gas industry to make this lame “Ralph Nader” argument to try to scare moderates. I just thought they would wait until mid October to trot it out.

DyerTimes

In the real world, playing politics on immigration is a lot like murder

By Joel Dyer

Without anyone saying a word, we began to slowly move to our left trying our best not make a sound as we bend low and make our way along a faint trail that disappears into the manzanita and chaparral.

DyerTimes

The Polis/Hickenlooper fracking compromise; thanks, but no thanks

By Joel Dyer

Apparently Congressman Jared Polis wants to reenact it at the state capital by way of Governor John Hickenlooper’s proposed special legislative session that could come as soon as June 8 and will aim to keep local control over oil and gas development off the ballot this fall.

DyerTimes

Why people who are unwilling to disclose their business relationships should not serve on city council

By Joel Dyer

I can’t believe that I’m having to write this in 2014. I can’t believe that there are actually elected members of Boulder City Council who are still acting like the idea of full disclosure of business relationships is somehow an inappropriate expectation.

DyerTimes

City’s cleanup of teahouse site actually deserves kudos

It surprised me as well

By Joel Dyer

I spend most of my life analyzing what local governments are doing poorly. But last week it struck me that in my two decades of reporting on contaminated properties in Boulder County, this was the first time that a cleanup plan didn’t make fast and cheap its primary priorities.

DyerTimes

COGA lawsuits against Lafayette, Fort Collins are latest insult to citizens by a selfish industry

By Joel Dyer

Honestly, do these people have no shame? News flash, COGA: You didn’t have to sue anyone, anywhere.

DyerTimes

Time for Longmont voters to push back on disgusting 'push polls' and those they benefit

By Joel Dyer

First off, let me just warn you that I’m pretty angry about what’s going on in Longmont’s city council races.

DyerTimes

Vaya con Dios

Who wants to live in a world where you can’t ride your horse to Utah?

By Joel Dyer

Ellen asked me what I was thinking, and it all became clear as the words left my mouth. “I don’t want to live in a world where you can’t ride your horse to Utah.” It was exactly what I was feeling, and it had nothing to do with horses.

In Case You Missed It

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The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the genomes of 825 white American couples, finding fewer differences in DNA between married people than randomly-selected individuals.

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Austin Stewart, an assistant professor at Iowa State University, has created a virtual reality universe for chickens called Second Livestock. Yes, that’s a play on the Second Life virtual reality game where people become oddball avatars and socialize and flit about.

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“When the Colorado Symphony accepted support from the legal cannabis industry — as a means of supporting our financial operations and connecting with a culturally diverse audience — we believed we did so in full compliance with the law,” the CSO says.

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If you’re an expert science journo, you just might appear on Fox News’ Fox & Friends to opine about all things futuristic, like Google’s robot cars, gene therapy and how we’ll all be traveling in spaceships one day. Just don’t bring up climate change. That’s what Michael Moyer, an editor for Scientific American, learned last week. Asked what tops his crystal-ball-gazing list beforehand, he told a show producer “climate change.” That’s apparently not a good subject in Foxland.

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Pot made national headlines — again — in the past week. This time it was remarks by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper that grabbed much of the attention. Ol’ Hick stood up to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Christie’s opinion that our beautiful state’s fledgling marijuana industry isn’t the kind of “quality of life” that he’d wish for in Jersey.

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COLORADO 12TH IN THE NATION FOR INCREASING STUDENT DEBT TWITTER BUYS GNIP BOULDER CRACKS CODE FOR HUMOR, BUT NOT TOP 50 ROBOTS GO TO WORK ON FLOOD

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Senate Bill 181 eeked past a committee this week amid protests from police chiefs and the Colorado Municipal League that the cameras reduce accidents. But lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in both chambers are critical of the cameras, wary that they generate revenues for cities at the expense of their citizenry.

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And it seems that even if the salmon is approved, the company will face an upstream fight in winning the hearts of consumers. Kroger, which runs King Soopers stores, Trader Joe’s, Safeway and Target are just the latest grocers to join a long list of those refusing to stock the fish on its shelves.

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Child poverty. Virtual reality. Tumbleweeds. Its everything you might have missed this in this week's news.

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News from the week of March 20

Scientists see the Big Bang and Detroit discovers more than 100 serial rapists.

Letters

Letters

Fracking in our back yards and diplomacy in Iran; itīs letters from the week of July 24.

Letters

LETTERS

Get the people into fracking prevention and the government out of mosquito prevention; itīs this week in letters.

Letters

Monsanto, miRagen response to last week’s BW ‘Muzzled by Monsanto story’

Just to be absolutely clear, miRagen’s sole motivation for conducting the studies in collaboration with Monsanto was to help determine if plants could provide an important new technology for the oral delivery of RNA-based human therapeutics and therapeutic foods.

Letters

LETTERS | week of March 27

This week we published letters regarding Oil & Gas ballot measures, Frozen Dead Guy Days, Boulder County Coroner Emma Hall, Macon Cowlesī love of animals vs love of homeless people, a search for an artist.

Letters

LETTERS

It's time to fire Danish, fracking is a travesty and the KKK were Democrats; Letters to Boulder Weekly for the week of March 20.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of March 13

Danish is wrong on water, an ode to home fries and thanks to the latino research and other things BW readers wrote about this week.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of March 6

Tom Tomorrow is fantastic, the writer of Tidbites is a lying neocon gasbag and stopping the privatization of 36.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of Feb. 27

In a stunning turn of events, readers didnīt like Paul Danishīs most recent column. Find out why.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of Feb. 20

Latino history, local elections and toll roads. Hereīs what BW readers want to say this week.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of Feb. 13

BW readers sound off about candidates trying to whitewash their records, and the origins of the Spanish Jews.

Perspectives

Boulder County Democrats in conflict

By Dave Anderson

Among progressives, people hyperventilate about whether to vote for the Democrat or some third party candidate.

Perspectives

Bowl a strike for reproductive freedom

National Abortion Access Fund Bowl-a-Thon event fundraises for low-income access to abortion

By Dave Anderson

Everybody knows abortion became legal for all women with the ‘Roe v. Wade’ Supreme Court decision in 1973. Fewer people know that in 1976, poor women lost that fundamental right to determine whether or when to have children.

Perspectives

Paying to pump

Missing oil and gas severance tax revenue

By Dave Anderson

Colorado’s opportunities lie in tight sands and shale formations — especially the oil-rich Niobrara shale. Niobrara may hold a reserve the equivalent of as much as 2 billion barrels of oil, according to industry estimates.

Perspectives

Potholes in the road to privatization

By Dave Anderson

Studies show that privatization tends to cost more and provide lower quality services than the government.

Perspectives

Seeger’s true politics

By Dave Anderson

Folk singer Pete Seeger, who died at age 94 last month, provided a soundtrack for every progressive crusade of our time. Many obituaries have called him a “Stalinist,” but the label is somewhat misleading

Perspectives

ALEC’s attack on renewables arrives in Colorado

By Dave Anderson

America’s solar industry supplies less than 1 percent of the electricity in the U.S. but has experienced explosive growth. Unfortunately, there’s growing opposition from the utilities. A recent study by utilities think tank the Edison Electric Institute candidly says solar power is a future threat to the utilities.

Perspectives

Passing the TPP: Not so fast

By Dave Anderson

There isn’t any significant split over foreign policy or social issues. Now Democrats are divided over economics.

Perspectives

Stand up for Walmart workers

By Dave Anderson

Courageous Walmart workers have been striking and committing civil disobedience around the country.

Perspectives

It's time to open the vault on Kennedy

By Dave Anderson

President John Kennedy was killed 50 years ago. There is still considerable controversy about who did it. The release of 4 million pages of long-secret documents since Oliver Stone’s movie JFK clarified some disputes but raised new questions. Many thousands of pages are still secret.

Perspectives

Limit corporate welfare

By Dave Anderson

Tea party politicians are denounced for their dangerous antics, but their doomsday warnings about profligate government spending are the conventional wisdom of the so-called “moderates” of big business, the mainstream media and too many politicians of both parties (including Colorado Sens. Bennet and Udall and Rep. Jared Polis).

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I’m the bisexual everyone loves to hate because I want to be in a poly relationship with both a man and a woman. I am a woman who is into commitment, loyalty, love, trust and honesty. I am not looking to cheat on anyone.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I am a man who tends to ejaculate prematurely. Not all the time — but at least 50 percent of the time, I’m good for two to three minutes and then I REALLY have to be careful. I’ve learned to manage it and work around it (like, stop if I’m too close and eat her out to give me some time to relax, etc.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

My wife and I went through a long-distance period when we were still dating and she went away to school. I used porn as a masturbatory aid during that time. I did not tell her this, as she believes that porn use is equivalent to cheating.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

My boyfriend of two years cannot climax or maintain an erection unless his testicles are handled, squeezed, pulled, or pressed on (preferably with my stockinged foot or knee). Needless to say, intercourse does not work very well, and our sexual repertoire is rather limited, which is frustrating for both of us.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I’m a twentysomething genetic male. I thought for a while that I might be trans, but I ended up deciding that while I hate my masculine features and like girl clothes and want to be “cute,” I have no desire to be female and don’t want to have breasts or a vagina.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I’m a 25-year-old gay male into puppy play. About a year ago, I joined a pack with one Sir and several puppies. I became very close to one of my “pup bros” and became his alpha — meaning between the two of us, I’m more Dom but still sub to our Sir.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I am a 38-year-old married woman. My husband of 18 years is 22 years my senior. I credit my husband for giving me a good life and helping me pursue goals. But my husband is a type A professional, and that has played out in the bedroom. He has always been disinterested in my pleasure.

Savage Love

SAVAGE LOVE

By Dan Savage

I’m a 30-year-old straight woman, and I’ve been with my male partner for four years. Here’s the thing that’s been bugging me: After four years, the sex has gotten predictable. But it’s also gotten better in the sense that I orgasm a much greater percentage of the time, now that he knows my body and what I like.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

Dear Dan: I’m a gay man who is about to turn 35. Somehow, 30 didn’t bother me, but being halfway to 70 is freaking me out.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

Dear Dan: My bisexual girlfriend wants to take me to a gay bar. I’m not worried about being hit on, but I feel like hanging out at a gay club would be somewhat dishonest and touristy. Is my apprehension warranted?

Stew's Views

Why the 'Weekly' makes political endorsements

By Stewart Sallo

We all need trusted, authoritative sources to help us make our decisions, and, while there is no guarantee that accessing these sources will result in a good decision being made, chances are that on the whole our decisions will work out better when they are made after careful consideration and with reliable information in hand.

Stew's Views

The work that makes a difference

By Stewart Sallo

Over the course of almost 20 years and 1,000 editions, hundreds of talented individuals have worked for Boulder Weekly.

Stew's Views

Jerry Garcia’s 70th

By Stewart Sallo

Every life is a story. And every story requires a soundtrack. For life is a sensual experience, and among the senses, the sounds — and, particularly, the music — that accompany life’s experiences provide a context that enriches and completes them.

Stew's Views

4/20 smoke-screen

By Stewart Sallo

There are so many angles from which to contemplate the wrong that CU is perpetrating with respect to its tactics to end the “4/20 smokeout” that one hardly knows where to begin.

Stew's Views

A better time, a better hero

By Stewart Sallo

But despite the strength and power that he displayed at the plate, Killebrew exemplified a humble and gentle demeanor that has been all but lost in a modern era of baseball that is rife with ill-behaved, overpaid, egomaniacal athletes. Babe Ruth was a womanizer; Mickey Mantle was an alcoholic; Pete Rose was a gambler; Barry Bonds cheated with steroids. But Harmon Killebrew was the kind of heroic role model that every 8-year-old boy needs and deserves...

Stew's Views

Bikes and 'boarders

By Stewart Sallo

In the interest of full disclosure, I am an avid mountain biker. I enjoy riding several times a week, weather permitting, and for me that includes temperatures as low as 40 degrees, so long as the trails are clear and rideable with no residual damage. I have been known to get up at the crack of dawn, sneak away from the office in the middle of the day or hit the trails after work, rushing home for dinner after dark to the disapproving.

Stew's Views

He moved me brightly

By Stewart Sallo

About 40 seconds into a 1967 CBS TV documentary about the thengrowing Hippie movement in San Franciscos Haight-Ashbury District (http:// tinyurl.com/2wvzjqq), a youthful, unbearded Jerry Garcia makes his first appearance.

Stew's Views

Dear readers, supporters and community partners:

By Stewart Sallo

As we bid goodbye to 2009 and set our sights not only on a new year but a new decade, I would like to share with you some of what has happened during the past year at Boulder's only independent newspaper, as well as what you can expect to see from us in the coming year.

The Highroad

Help wash formaldehyde out of baby’s hair

By Jim Hightower

This popular Johnson & Johnson baby product has long been advertised with the comforting slogan, “No More Tears,” for the shampoo’s ingredients don’t sting a tiny tot’s eyes. That’s nice, but many mommies and daddies have become more concerned about another ingredient the corporation has not advertised: formaldehyde.

The Highroad

Mitch’s minimum-wage glitch

By Jim Hightower

Was it the day of the 9/11 attacks on America? No, much worse. It was the day 12 years ago when the McCain-Feingold law was approved by the Senate, imposing some limits on campaign donations by super-rich corporate interests.

The Highroad

Burger King pulls a Whopper on us

By Jim Hightower

Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as “Home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull and a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, flim flam, a tall tale — ie, hogwash.

The Highroad

Cargill’s GMO hypocrisy

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

By Jim Hightower

I don’t think so, but Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow. Cargill, the $2.3 billion-a-year food conglomerate, is a huge producer and user of food ingredients that contain genetically manipulated organisms.

The Highroad

The militarization of ‘Officer Friendly’

By Jim Hightower

It’s your and my local police departments patrolling our cities. Remember “Officer Friendly,” the beat cops who were known as “peace officers”? The friendlies have largely been transformed into militarized forces, literally armed with and garbed in war gear and indoctrinated in military psychology, rather than the ethic of community policing.

The Highroad

What we’ve paid for war in Afghanistan and Iraq

By Jim Hightower

War is hell. Major General Harold Greene could certainly tell you about that — but he’s dead. On August 5, General Green became the highest-ranking American soldier to die in our unfathomable, 13-year war in Afghanistan, joining 2,339 other service members who’ve paid the ultimate price for being sent by warmongering politicians into that fight for … well, for what?

The Highroad

Who’s pushing to impeach President Obama?

By Jim Hightower

The top Republican leader, John Boehner (having discovered that the larger public is appalled that his party would even consider wasting time on such extremist nonsense) tried to do a political backflip. Impeachment talk, he fumed, is “a scam started by Democrats at the White House.

The Highroad

Boney fingers v. soft hands work

By Jim Hightower

If it’s a big payoff you want from a job, go for what my Uncle Emmett called “soft hands work.” I recommend hedge-fund huckstering! Those guys (and they’re nearly all guys) never get a callus and do nothing of social value, yet they make the biggest haul of anyone.

The Highroad

Economists find creative solution to US unemployment

By Jim Hightower

You can break out the champagne, for the American economy is back, baby — all of the lost jobs have been recovered! What? You say you don’t feel “recovered”?

The Highroad

Cargill’s GMO hypocrisy

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

By Jim Hightower

Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow.

Weed Between the Lines

Are you the next Colorado marijuana millionaire?

By Leland Rucker

One of those statistics we’ll probably never learn definitively is how many people have ideas running through their heads right now that they think will make big money in Colorado Kush. Perhaps you do.

Weed Between the Lines

Opioids, cannabis, scientists and money, lots of it

By Leland Rucker

As Americans seek more relief from pain and companies come up with ever-stronger drugs to ease discomfort, so do mortality rates rise for the growing number of patients who use opioid pain relievers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 46 people a day die from opioid overdoses.

Weed Between the Lines

Dunafon an alternative to Hickenlooper/Beauprez

By Leland Rucker

I grew up in a family with Democratic blood, and reform begins to look as disingenuous as saying fracking fluid is safe because he once sipped some. I’ve voted on that side of the fence more often than not. Though I’ve been registered as an On the other side, we have Bob Beauprez.

Weed Between the Lines

Boulder backs off on ‘lab rat’ campaign

By Leland Rucker

I reported last week that the Boulder Valley School District, which I wouldn’t call a pro-cannabis organization, announced after careful consideration that it wouldn’t support Gov.

Weed Between the Lines

Boulder Valley schools won’t support Gov’s ‘rat cages’ campaign

By Leland Rucker

As you probably know by now, the Governor’s Office has launched a “Don’t Be A Lab Rat” campaign. Targeted at 12- to 15-year-olds, it kicked off Aug. 11 with lots of TV coverage, as well as ads on YouTube and before films in movie theaters. Large human-sized cages, complete with giant plastic Leland Rucker.

Weed Between the Lines

Crunching numbers in the cannabis debate

By Leland Rucker

“Thirty-six percent of high-school When it comes to statistics, I come from the old seniors have used cannabis in the past school. I generally don’t trust them and follow the year, and an alarming 6.5 percent smoked cannabis precepts outlined by C. Davenport Hughes in The.

Weed Between the Lines

The limits to legislating cannabis edibles

By Leland Rucker

The state of Colorado got generally high marks for its initial rollout of recreational cannabis from a Brookings Institute report released last week.

Weed Between the Lines

The myth of super pot

By Leland Rucker

It’s not your grandfather’s pot,” I keep hearing. Every time I attend a forum or turn on the TV or the Internet, there’s somebody saying that today’s marijuana is fearfully strong and therefore much more dangerous than it used to be. “Studies reveal that marijuana potency has almost tripled over the past 20 years,” it says right on www.

Weed Between the Lines

Weed between the lines

Cannabis legalization a non-partisan issue

By Leland Rucker

One of the most encouraging pieces in the cannabis legalization puzzle these days is that it’s less a partisan political issue than ever.

Weed Between the Lines

Washington takes a different path to cannabis

By Leland Rucker

The state of Washington started selling recreational cannabis last week, producing many of the same headlines that dominated the first few weeks of January sales here in Colorado.

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