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Why I refused my GOP debate press credentials

Like every other news organization, we were excited when it was originally announced that CNBC’s GOP presidential debate was going to be held at CU’s Coors Events Center. But since that original announcement, the debate has become embroiled in one controversy after ...

Wanted: Fifty Boulder voters who think local government matters

There is an election deadline rapidly approaching and the majority of potential city-council candidates for Boulder could use your help. At 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, any person running for a city council seat who doesn’t have 25 legal signatures on their “petition ...

Council is listening, but to whom?

At this point, I actually feel a bit sorry for the members of Boulder’s City Council. In the last few months they have managed to anger just about everyone for one reason or another. Whether its development or rightsizing, municipalization miscues, nutty decisions on...

Canary of the West

I’ve always had a soft spot for the canary in the coal mine. The way it sings its tune to announce all is well and then falls over dead when the poison gas appears, just to give miners a few precious minutes to save themselves from the same fate. It seems a lot to ...

Smart Track? We’re not that stupid

What does Smart Track have in common with the Brooklyn Bridge? They both get sold to suckers...

Development reality check

I can’t remember how many times I’ve started off a column or news story with my favorite Harry S. Truman quote, but it’s happened a lot. There is just something about the short memory of Boulder County politicians and some residents that seems to keep it relevant. So...

It’s past time for Polis to decide on fast track for...

Some people just can’t make up their minds. Where should I eat? Blue or red? The Voice or Dancing with the Stars? Obviously, indecision on the part of most people doesn’t have much significance for the rest of us, but that’s not true of everyone. When Congressman ...

Deception, the shared value of both parties

There’s a downside to being the editor of a newspaper. It seems like every political organization in the state — including front groups for both major parties — feels compelled to send me its 10 favorite press releases every single day including Sundays and holidays...

The collapse of compassion

Anne Harper and her family, along with their 14 or so neighbors, have a serious problem. The place they care about most, their home, is about to be changed forever and not in a good way. They are trying desperately to save their small rural community, which the ...

End municipalization secrecy

Let me start by saying I’m all for municipalization. I have supported the idea of forming a municipal electric utility in Boulder from the beginning. That said, I continue to be disappointed by the way that the City of Boulder conducts itself on this important issue...

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I think it was in 1995 that I first suggested a fix to Boulder’s affordable housing problem in the pages of Boulder Weekly. As I recall, the circumstances were a lot like today; rents and real estate prices were outrageously high for the region and the Boulder ...

The rise of the green-talking climate change deniers

We hear it all the time: “climate denier.” We spit the term like a swear word at the Koch brothers or countless Republican politicians. It’s a label we attach to oil and gas industry executives, coal barons and those who run our power generation plants. But what does...
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