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Thursday, March 14,2013

Boulder and Sunshine Laws: Not-so-sunny days

Why isn't Boulder at the forefront of open government?

By Joel Dyer
If you aren’t a member of the news media, you may not be aware that it’s officially Sunshine Week, so here’s your chance to celebrate. It shouldn’t just be journalists who are taking time this week to appreciate our socalled sunshine laws — we all benefit greatly from their existence.
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Thursday, March 7,2013

Will Lafayette be the next Front Range community to stand up to Hickenlooper and the oil and gas industry?

By Joel Dyer
Not only are the towns of Erie and Lafayette in close proximity to one another, they share a great deal of history. Both communities owe their existence to the discovery of coal that fueled their early economies. The shafts of old mines still zig-zag just below the homes and businesses of these enclaves on the eastern plains.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Can third time be the charm in the uphill battle for GMO labeling?

By Joel Dyer
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, knows his numbers. He knows that more than 90 percent of Americans believe that all foods that contain or are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be required to have labels that state as much.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Hickenlooper’s drinking problem

By Joel Dyer
There’s more than one way to lie. You can knowingly offer up false information as truth, or you can offer up little pieces of a story while leaving out other parts of the tale in order to convey a false impression without actually stating an inaccurate fact.
Thursday, February 14,2013

BW BIFF Picks 2013: 'Trash Dance'

By Joel Dyer
On some level, Allison Orr is either an idealist or a masochist. She has the audacity to believe that art can transform lives by allowing individuals to show their true selves to complete strangers by communicating through the common language of art.
Thursday, February 14,2013

BW BIFF Picks 2013: 'Little World'

By Joel Dyer
Albert Casals’ version of travel is the equivalent of doing a solo ascent on K2 without oxygen and wearing only your underwear. It’s adventure travel without map or net.
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.
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.
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.
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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