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Monday, August 19,2013

Sagan wins Pro Challenge Stage One, strong showing from Colorado riders

By Elizabeth Miller
After Americans led the way through most of Stage One of the USA Pro Challenge, a three-rider — and all Colorado, we’d like to note — breakaway group was sucked back into the peloton and last minute shuffling saw Peter Sagan, a Slovakian rider for Cannondale Pro Cycling, surge ahead to win stage.
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Thursday, August 15,2013

The USA Pro Challenge: A most beloved race

High-altitude climbs and a million spectators make the three-year-old cycling competition a prized race

By Elizabeth Miller
For 128 of the world’s best cyclists, the time has come once more to turn their wheels toward Colorado with one intention in mind: to suffer.
Thursday, August 15,2013

Students of Ignite Your Potential: Brighter than bright

Minority students in Boulder face unique obstacles in reaching college

By Elizabeth Miller
Jasmine Johnson sees what’s at stake for her future every time she goes to downtown Denver to see her sister’s theater productions. She says it clicked when she was in seventh grade, and they were passing by homeless people out on the street in the cold.
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Thursday, August 8,2013

Climber Craig DeMartino asks, What rock bottom?

DeMartino on a big fall, roping up again and the mentality that made it all happen

By Elizabeth Miller
For 11 years, an attitude of refusing to let setbacks and disabilities sit him down on the couch once and for all means that Craig DeMartino is doing more — climbing harder, faster, stronger and smarter — than most people do with twice as many feet as he has.
Thursday, August 8,2013

Mary Pipher: Take action before the ship sails

Author, activist discusses getting over our denial about climate change

By Elizabeth Miller
Get in the boat. That’s where the advice starts. Get on board with the reality of global climate change and grab a friend to help row the boat. And then keep believing that with a little progress every day, you can cross any ocean.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Nationwide sting recovers more than 100 trafficked children, 9 in Denver

By Elizabeth Miller
A nationwide sweep to search for children who were being commercially sexually exploited found 106 juvenile victims of sex trafficking nationwide, nine of whom were recovered by efforts coordinated by the Denver division of the FBI.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Boulder's Ignite Your Potential: Shooting for the stars

Graduates from Ignite Your Potential course, in their own words

By Elizabeth Miller
In a world full of opportunities, and a town with so many people privileged to take full advantage of them, sometimes we forget that not everyone has it so easy. Not everyone comes from a background of even knowing what it takes to get into college, how to apply and how to afford it.
Thursday, July 25,2013

Tracking down the trafficked

FBI task force may recover a record number of juvenile victims of sex trafficking this year

By Elizabeth Miller
In 2012, the FBI recovered 49 girls who were victims of sex trafficking in Denver. Some were runaways from broken homes, homes with a history of child abuse. Some may have been in and out of state care, including juvenile detention facilities, and had already been deemed “throwaway kids” by the system.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Immigration: Love across the lines

'Amor & Exile' charts stories of binational relationships through immigration reform, same-sex marriage

By Elizabeth Miller
If and when immigration overhaul is passed, and Nicole Salgado can bring her husband home with her from Mexico, the first thing they’ll do is visit her now 91-year-old grandmother in Syracuse, N.Y.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride draws local support

By Elizabeth Miller
One in three women has an abortion, according to Dr. Susan Wicklund, an abortion provider in Montana and author of This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor. But most people say they don’t know someone who has had an abortion. That mothers, daughters, sisters and friends have this procedure and do not talk to one another is a symptom of abortion having become more stigmatized now than ever — and changing that perception is part of the mission of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride, organized by StopPatriarchy.org.
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