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Thursday, December 18,2014

How to mingle

Naked Lunch packs bold flavors into classic sandwiches

By Matt Cortina
The reuben was pleasant; nothing overbearing in it, nothing too quiet. The bread was undertoasted and it was short on rye, but it held up remarkably well given a healthy amount of cole slaw (which replaced the traditional sauerkraut) and Thousand Island dressing.
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Thursday, December 11,2014

Learning, the hard way

Internal complaints from a Longmont charter school raise questions of oversight

By Matt Cortina
In the past year and a half, Flagstaff Academy Charter School in Longmont has undergone some major changes. Changes that have caused some teachers and administrators to quit, some parents to complain and remove their children from the school, and some former employees and board members to voice concerns about the direction of the school.
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Thursday, December 4,2014

Real pain

By Matt Cortina
I started getting headaches a couple years ago but the hallucinations didn’t start until I was, relatively, just about dead. My head was literally killing me and I didn’t know it. Doctors didn’t know it, my lovely, wellmeaning mother didn’t know it and WebMD was close but no, they did not know it either.
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Thursday, November 13,2014

Ask me how to make an impact

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center hands out awards to exceptional activists and organizers

By Matt Cortina
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center hands out awards to exceptional activists and organizers.
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Thursday, November 6,2014

Serving those who served

How to end the crisis of veteran homelessness

By Matt Cortina
“Here in Boulder County, because of these initiatives, we’ve the seen the number of homeless veterans drop from 20 percent to 8 percent [of the homeless population at Bridge House]. It’s pretty significant the impact some of these programs are having,” McDevitt says.
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Thursday, November 6,2014

Writing the war

Dramatic readings of war correspondents writing on the front lines

By Matt Cortina
I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the water, for they were dead.
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Thursday, October 30,2014

American exile

One Colorado man hides in a church basement to avoid deportation from the U.S. and his family

By Matt Cortina
On the day he was scheduled for deportation, Oct. 21, García moved into the basement of the First Unitarian Society of Denver. He cannot leave for fear that U.S. immigration agents will arrest him and deport him to Mexico, away from his wife and daughters.
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Thursday, October 23,2014

Just a number

Why a rating from one small group means more to some legislators than you do

By Matt Cortina
One group you’ve probably never heard of, the Colorado Union of Taxpayers, commonly referred to as CUT, holds significant sway in Denver, according to numerous legislators on both sides of the aisle. Specifically, their policies directly affect Republican action, even striking fear into Republicans who vote against CUT positions.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Explosive combinations

By Matt Cortina
Learning about beer flavor isn’t limited to the monthly “Niwot Drinking Buddy” classes, however. Powder Keg’s Haystack Hopback is a class in a glass.
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Thursday, September 25,2014

Dancing in the dark

City shuts off bid process to outside dance companies

By Matt Cortina
What could Boulder Weekly possibly find wrong with the city of Boulder’s public dance program? This program, which brings joy to thousands of Boulder’s most rhythmic citizens, young and old, couldn’t possibly stoke flames of controversy, could it? And if it could, just drop it anyway, you muckraking curmudgeons.
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