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Thursday, August 18,2011

Landlord crackdown

City of Boulder turns up heat on unlicensed rental owners

By Jefferson Dodge
The City of Boulder has ramped up its enforcement of the city’s rental licensing code, targeting property owners who are illegally leasing units to renters. While the effort has a long way to go, it is a timely development as University of Colorado students pour back into town, entering new rental leases.
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Thursday, August 11,2011

GMO expert discusses new organism linked to health problems

By Jefferson Dodge
A crop consultant told a committee reviewing the use of genetically engineered plants on open space Wednesday about a new organism that scientists believe is connected to the health problems being seen in plants and animals exposed to the herbicide Roundup.
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Thursday, August 11,2011

Telling secrets

Attorneys, legislators argue against confidential public votes

By Jefferson Dodge
One of the lawyers on the losing side of last week’s court decision allowing public bodies to vote in secret says his legal team will ask the Colorado Supreme Court to review the ruling, and some state lawmakers are considering legislation that would reverse the decision.
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Thursday, August 11,2011

Expert: GMOs to blame for problems in plants, animals

By Jefferson Dodge
One of the experts set to testify at Wednesday’s long-awaited meeting about the county’s policy for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on open space says scientists are seeing new, alarming patterns in plants and animals due to increased use of the herbicide Roundup.
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Thursday, July 28,2011

County invests in organic farming business

By Jefferson Dodge
Boulder County officials have stepped up efforts to encourage sustainable farming on open space land, recently investing $114,000 on an irrigation system to convince a traditional farmer to go organic.
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Thursday, June 30,2011

Nowadays, even Republicans argue against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

By Jefferson Dodge
"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
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Thursday, June 23,2011

Skatepark skulduggery

Lafayette park keeps cops busy in first seven months

By Jefferson Dodge
A records search shows that police have been called to the skatepark at least 15 times since it opened last December, responding to everything from graffiti to theft to assaults.
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Monday, June 20,2011

Xcel responds to concerns about ‘push poll,’ PR campaign

By Jefferson Dodge
An Xcel spokesperson is denying claims that the company is spending an unlimited amount of money on an anti-municipalization public relations effort that includes slanted phone calls disguised as surveys.
Thursday, June 16,2011

More than a buzzword

Local experts pin down the real meaning of the term ‘sustainability’

By Jefferson Dodge
People throw the term “sustainability” around a lot, especially in Boulder County. But how many of us really know what that word means and are familiar with the controversies surrounding it?
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Thursday, June 2,2011

Are edibles the future?

By Jefferson Dodge
But Boulder medical marijuana attorney Jeff Gard rightly points out that infused products do not have the same immediate effect that accompanies smoking the medicine, because it has to be ingested and digested. In addition, he says, the potency of edibles varies widely.
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