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Saint Melinda

Melinda Gates is my new hero. In fact, I think she should be canonized as the Patron Saint of Voiceless and Vulnerable Women...

Baloney on veggies

Back in 1981, the Reagan administration set about creating a budget for fiscal year 1982 that would include $27 billion in cuts to so-called entitlements. The school lunch program, which provides meals to kids from low-income families, was cut by $1 billion...

Paper or plastic? Tax ’em!

For decades, the question in the checkout lane has been, “Paper or plastic?” A great many people are hoping the Boulder City Council’s answer will be, “Tax ’em...

Funding cut hurts county breast-cancer programs

Boulder County has been hit hard by a decrease in funding from Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Poor women, those without health insurance and undocumented immigrant women are among those who will likely feel the greatest impact of this decrease. And it is up to us to ...

You can save a life

Jennifer Braun’s day in Soroti, Uganda, starts early. Roosters apparently don’t know they’re only supposed to crow after dawn. And when it comes to being born, babies have never respected working hours...

Advice for a thirsty world

What if all you had to do to change the world for the better was drink a glass of water? A glass of water...

The buzz about bees and pesticide

When we can’t grow our own organic vegetables — in the middle of winter, for example — we buy organic...

Campaigning for ‘pink slime’

It was so Orwellian it was laughable — three governors touring a factory where connective tissue from cattle carcasses is transformed into a food product the meat industry wants to call “finely textured beef,” but which one USDA scientist dubbed “pink slime...

It’s time to talk about rape

In October, it will have been 20 years since I wrote my first Uncensored column. The subject of that column was sexual assault, a topic that I’ve covered again and again. The column was written in response to a series of ignorant letters to the editor written about ...

Room to breathe

It’s time for Coloradans to take a hard look at hydraulic fracturing — fracking — and a critical view of those state lawmakers who are more interested in sucking up to the gas and oil lobby than protecting their constituents...

The fight to label frankenfoods

Americans may be bitterly divided on a range of hot button issues, but there’s one on which the vast majority of Americans agree — labeling genetically engineered (GE) foods...

‘Birth control moms’ fight back

On Feb. 20, Rush Limbaugh said there was no such voting block as “birth control moms,” suburban married mothers for whom contraception is a key issue...
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