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Thursday, November 11,2010

Make the pill free

By Pamela White
It's going to be a battle anyway. A panel of experts meets this month to advise the federal government on what kind of preventative care should be provided to women under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). On the table is a proposal to include contraception.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Personhood Amendment defeated

Results echo 2008’s rejection of similar measure

By Pamela White
Coloradans once again rejected an attempt to amend the state’s constitution to give full constitutional rights to fertilized eggs. Amendment 62, known unofficially as the Definition of Person amendment and the Fetal Personhood amendment, sought to apply the term “person” to “every human being from the beginning of biological development of that human being.”
Thursday, October 21,2010

Boulder's eponymous sport

As bouldering’s popularity increases, so does its environmental impact

By Pamela White
There was a time when people went bouldering only when they couldn't get away to rock climb. Bouldering - climbing rock formations and boulders low to the ground - was viewed as a way to improve one's technical skills and get a climbing fix between hitting more serious projects.
Tuesday, October 12,2010

Buck’s misogyny

By Pamela White
Five years ago, Ken Buck, district attorney for Weld County, declined to prosecute a rape case. His reasons for doing so ought to concern every woman in Colorado regardless of political party.
Thursday, October 7,2010

Tyler Clementi died for your sins

By Pamela White
Dharun Ravi got to college to find out his roommate, Tyler Clementi, 18, was gay and quickly shared that fact with the Twitterverse. Clearly, he felt that Clementis sexuality was a significant enough issue to merit posting online. And he didnt stop there.
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Thursday, September 30,2010

Dignity restored

State women’s prison confronted by ACLU, changes policy on strip searches

By Pamela White
As a result of pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Colorado, female inmates in Colorados prisons will no longer be subjected to an invasive strip search procedure that many inmates found humiliating, overly invasive and even traumatic.
Thursday, July 22,2010

City Councilís bad decorum

By Pamela White
The current call for tighter decorum has its roots in the Feb. 16 council meeting, where local gadfly Seth Brigham got up to speak and stripped down to his boxers.
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Thursday, July 15,2010

Stripped of dignity

Women inmates call strip-search procedure demeaning, traumatizing

By Pamela White
Being strip-searched has long been a part of incarceration. But inmates at Denver Womens Correctional Facility (DWCF) say a change in their strip-search procedure subjects them to undue humiliation and leaves some of them traumatized, particularly those with a history of sexual assault.
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Thursday, July 15,2010

Independents fight for a voice

By Pamela White
The brief was filed on behalf of Jacqueline Salit, president of CUIP (also known as IndependentVoting. org), who leads a national association of independent voters with organizations in 40 states, and Joelle Riddle, a La Plata county commissioner and founder of Independent Voters for Colorado.
Thursday, July 1,2010

White guilt

By Pamela White
Irecently received a fan letter from a reader who pleaded with me to write a novel featuring a multiracial couple. The woman who wrote the letter argued strongly that I shouldnít let my own prejudices get in the way of crafting a love story about two people of different races ó one black, one white ó and ended her plea with the words, ďLove is love.
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