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Thursday, February 7,2013

The new era of conspiracy thinking

Why people die when we talk about gun control

By Joel Dyer
I believe there is a darker side to our current gun conversation. The elephant in the room is the impact that the gun control debate is having on the conspiracy-driven anti-government movement.
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Thursday, January 31,2013

A 1,000-week conversation

By Joel Dyer
It’s hard for me to believe that Boulder Weekly has gone to press a thousand times. It’s also hard for me to believe that I was here for the very first issue nearly 20 years ago.
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Thursday, December 13,2012

Defining the real 'goons' in Boulder's fracking debate

By Joel Dyer
As you may recall, the last Boulder County commissioners meeting got a bit rowdy, as anti-fracking advocates disrupted the meeting with chants and heckling aimed at an Encana employee who came to present commissioners with the industry’s take on things.
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Thursday, December 6,2012

Boulder County commissioners: Can you hear us now?

Anti-fracking proponents are turning up the volume, and for good reason

By Joel Dyer
This time around, Boulder County citizens can’t just choose to shop at the local organic clean air and water store and pay a little more to keep their families safe while they carry on the fight with their own county to get it to do what the vast majority of citizens want.
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Thursday, November 29,2012

The coming storm of fracking operations in Boulder County

By Joel Dyer
As Boulder County struggles to rewrite its current oil and gas regulations, the petroleum extraction industry has already begun its blitzkrieg of our lands.
Friday, November 23,2012

Shopping with purpose

Where we buy says a lot about who we are

By Joel Dyer
It’s that time of year again, the time when most of us dig down deep and spend as much money on as many people as we can possibly afford, or not afford, for that matter.
Wednesday, November 21,2012

‘A hand up’ for homeless Boulder couple

Lexi Weaver’s due date is two weeks away, and for now, she’s still living on the street

By Joel Dyer
The Weaver family is running out of time. And with a new addition due any day, things are getting pretty desperate.
Thursday, November 1,2012

Did medication play a role in Seth Brigham’s behavior and arrests?

By Joel Dyer
The behavior exhibited by Brigham this past September, the behavior that led to being arrested twice and resulted in his upcoming date with a judge scheduled for Nov. 2, were not like his other antics. They were darker, more serious.
Thursday, October 11,2012

EPA vindicated on Pavillion fracking pollution tests

Pavillion groundwater tests appear to confirm earlier EPA findings on fracking

By Joel Dyer
When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft report on its investigation into the groundwater contamination near Pavillion, Wyo., in 2011, the oil and gas industry knew it was in trouble. The EPA’s Pavillion report was the first study to blame drinking water contamination on hydraulic fracturing, the industry’s sacred cash cow.
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Thursday, September 27,2012

For the record, I will be voting in secret

Elections officials insist on numbered ballots, but voters shouldn't have to comply

By Joel Dyer
Well, it’s another first for Boulder County. Or should I say another black eye? When Nov. 6 rolls around, I hear we will be the only county in the nation that won’t be guaranteeing its citizens the right to a secret ballot, or at least that’s what voter privacy activist Marilyn Marks says.
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