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Thursday, August 9,2012

City board appointments called into question

Becker, Karakehian respond to concerns about business partners

By Jefferson Dodge
This week, as local political activist Seth Brigham finally had his day in court regarding the city’s restraining order against him, new allegations about Boulder City Council members’ possible conflicts of interest have come to light. And council member KC Becker has responded to questions about her financial disclosure forms that Boulder Weekly raised last week.
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Thursday, August 2,2012

Boulder sheriff, immigration activists agree: Repeal SB 90

By Jefferson Dodge
The law has elicited protest from the immigrants’ rights community, which claims that it forces officers to resort to racial profiling when making the determination of whether to report someone to ICE.
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Thursday, August 2,2012

More disclosure problems for Boulder City Council

By Jefferson Dodge
The growing evidence that city officials have some serious problems disclosing information needed to avoid potential conflicts of interest, or at least the appearance of impropriety, only adds ammunition to claims by local critics who fear that some on council may be operating out of self interest or for the gain of their friends and business partners.
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Thursday, July 26,2012

Mapping conflicts

City resumes identifying 600-foot radius around council members’ properties

By Jefferson Dodge
As appearances of impropriety among certain Boulder City Council members and city staff have continued to pile up in recent months, it turns out that the city actually does have mechanisms through which council members can disclose possible conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from votes that affect their property.
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Thursday, July 26,2012

Boulder hospital sued over death of anorexic woman

By Jefferson Dodge
The parents of an anorexic woman are suing Boulder Community Hospital and other medical providers, claiming that her death two years ago was caused by bungled treatment. The lawsuit, filed in Denver District Court on June 8 by Joan and William Riederer, deals with the death of their 28-year-old daughter, Erin Riederer, on June 10, 2010.
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Thursday, July 19,2012

Frack tracks?

Activists: Mysterious land scars may be caused by oil/gas waste

By Jefferson Dodge
Colorado activists have raised concerns about satellite imagery of what appears to be scarred earth caused by the dumping of oil/gas drilling waste, but state officials maintain that most of the strange patterns are simply areas where livestock feed was deposited.
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Tuesday, June 26,2012

Flagstaff fire behavior ‘extreme’

By Jefferson Dodge
Crews of firefighters initially sent in to fight the Flagstaff Fire on Tuesday had to be withdrawn due to “extreme fire behavior,” Cmdr. Rick Brough of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office told reporters at a 4:30 p.m. news conference.
Thursday, May 10,2012

A high-powered mom

Bailey brings municipalization experience to Boulder

By Jefferson Dodge
Heather Bailey is Boulder’s new czar of municipalization, and she knows a thing or two about regulatory agencies and cities running their own electric utilities.
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Thursday, May 10,2012

Frackwater blues

Drought, hydraulic fracturing may be on a collision course

By Jefferson Dodge
Forecasters are projecting a summer drought that could be the worst Colorado has ever seen. Snowpack is paltry. And yet oil and gas companies are only increasing their drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which use hundreds of thousands of gallons of water per application.
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Thursday, April 5,2012

Take the week off

Conference on World Affairs beckons with political bent

By Jefferson Dodge
It’s an election year, and that usually makes for an especially interesting Conference on World Affairs, Boulder’s favorite week-long think jam. There is a palpable political theme running through the set list for the 64th annual CWA, which will be held primarily on the University of Colorado campus April 9-13.
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