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Wednesday, March 16,2011

City-targeted dispensaries could face police action

By Jefferson Dodge
Local medical marijuana dispensaries that don’t comply with cease-and-desist orders issued by the city of Boulder this month could get a visit from the police. City of Boulder spokesperson Sarah Huntley told Boulder Weekly today that no police actions have been taken so far, “but we certainly could choose to go down that road if we felt like it was necessary at a later date.”
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Thursday, March 10,2011

Teed off

Angry lawmakers could raid workers’ comp firm accused of taking lavish golf junkets

By Jefferson Dodge
As the fallout continues over the golf-and-liquor junkets taken by executives at the state's workers' compensation company, Pinnacol Assurance, some lawmakers are privately reviving the idea of using the group's millions in surplus funds to help shore up the state's crippled budget.
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Thursday, February 10,2011

Frankenfoods

Will recent USDA approvals of GMOs spread to Boulder County?

By Jefferson Dodge
On Jan. 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture raised environmental activists' hackles by announcing that it will not regulate alfalfa that has been genetically modified to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup. Both the alfalfa and the pesticide are made by biotech giant Monsanto.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Camera/Times-Call deal gone awry?

By Jefferson Dodge
Those involved in the Daily Camera/Colorado Daily/Denver Post parent company’s planned takeover of the Longmont Times-Call and its sister papers are not commenting on whether the acquisition went through as planned.
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Thursday, January 27,2011

Crackdown

'Dragnet' may fend off Arizona-style immigration law

By Jefferson Dodge
Now that the anticipated Arizona-type legislation on illegal immigration has been introduced in the Colorado Legislature, opponents of such sweeping reforms may have a new, unlikely ally: the controversial Secure Communities program recently adopted by former Gov. Bill Ritter.
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Thursday, January 20,2011

Boulder County's Homeless

They’re not necessarily who you think they are

By Jefferson Dodge
Sitting in our nice warm car, we probably avoid eye contact, thinking he's probably just some guy who took the bus from Denver or somewhere else in hopes of making some cash from rich Boulder types. He'll probably just spend it on booze, anyway, we say to ourselves.
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Thursday, January 6,2011

Levy defends marijuana DUI bill

By Jefferson Dodge
Levy says the feedback she has received on the bill has been pretty evenly split, but she wants her detractors to know she supports the decriminalization of marijuana. She feels society should be more tolerant of the drug, and she even acknowledges using marijuana in the past.
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Thursday, January 6,2011

Capitol outlook

Local lawmakers peek into state’s legislative future

By Jefferson Dodge
While Republicans have reclaimed control of the Colorado House for the first time in six years, Boulder County's Democratic legislators say they are confident they can work with the other side of the aisle to address rancorous issues like budget cuts and redistricting.
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Thursday, January 6,2011

Did you pay your online sales tax?

By Jefferson Dodge
A state law enacted last spring, HB 1193, applies to out-of-state online retailers with at least $100,000 of annual sales in Colorado that do not charge customers state sales tax. The law requires them to notify Colorado buyers of the sales tax they owe on purchases, if those purchases total more than $500 for the calendar year.
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Thursday, December 23,2010

Burned again

Fourmile fire victims report problems getting insurance money

By Jefferson Dodge
One homeowner, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, says his insurance company, State Farm, is taking its sweet time reviewing his detailed list of the contents of his home, and he's already had to fight to keep them from depreciating things that he had just recently purchased.
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