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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Longmont fractivists overcame $443K campaign to pass ban

By Elizabeth Miller
As organizers drew together for the campaign to ban fracking in Longmont, they faced a slew of obstacles, from explicit threats of lawsuits by the governor to being out-fundraised by the oil and gas industry by about $18 for every $1 donated to their campaign — and the industry’s campaign spending came out to $10 per active voter.
Thursday, June 20,2013

There’s a name for how you shop

Ted Ning and LOHAS put a label on the market demographic for healthy, sustainable, green consumers

By Elizabeth Miller
Maybe you haven’t heard of LOHAS, but it’s big in Japan.
Thursday, June 20,2013

What can be done with what we throw away

Nick Cave’s work journeys through our own kitschy past

By Elizabeth Miller
Nick Cave can take a garish ceramic bird, and a kitschy ceramic fruit bowl, and a few strings of plastic beads, and put it all together in a way that makes a stunning, and beautiful, sculpture. There’s no breaking that equation down to make the math work on how ugly adds up to entrancing, but read the answer to the equation and it’s a valuable comment on the often overlooked kitsch in our lives.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Gas well emissions continue while farmsteader mounts case

By Elizabeth Miller
Even as Rod Brueske continues to hone his argument that Encana’s operations at a gas well near his house have posed an environmental and health risk, he’s seeing ongoing off-gassing at the well near his Longmont-area home.
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