<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Articles]]> <![CDATA[Far from liberalizing global policies, TPP is corporatizing them]]> <![CDATA[Development reality check]]> <![CDATA[The Danish Plan recalled]]> <![CDATA[LETTERS]]> <![CDATA[News Briefs]]> The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, consolidates four cases dealing with gay marriage. For the prosecution, Mary Bonauto represented 12 couples and two widowers challenging bans on gay marriage. Four states — Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky — defended their bans.]]> <![CDATA[High density, low confidence]]> Perhaps the biggest issue in Boulder, and Boulder County to a growing extent, is density. How will we accommodate the ever-growing number of people who work and live here if we can’t build up and we can’t build out?]]> <![CDATA[Well drilling has deep impact on Great Plains’ health]]> Oil wells and natural gas may have made individual Americans rich, but they have impoverished the great plains of North America, according to new research. Fossil fuel prospectors have sunk 50,000 new wells a year since 2000 in three Canadian provinces and 11 U.S. states, and have damaged the foundation of all economic growth: net primary production — otherwise known as biomass, or vegetation.]]> <![CDATA[Cultivating community]]> After one year of labor intensive farm work, August Miller and his wife decided to pack up and take the knowledge and experience they learned while working on a farm in Paonia, Colo., to their own community in Boulder County. Their mission: to offer residents backyard gardenbuilding and coaching that reconnects people with the nation’s agrarian roots.]]> <![CDATA[eco-briefs]]> <![CDATA[The road]]> Walk Japan’s 11-day Nakasendo Way tour will guide my group along the route of an ancient and largely forgotten highway. Dating back to the 7th century, Japan’s Nakasendo was a path for shoguns, pilgrims and samurai — not to mention average travelers like we are — who wore out pair after pair of straw sandals on the rolling terrain.]]> <![CDATA[Upcoming Events]]> Legion Park, half mile west of 75th Street on Arapahoe Road, Boulder, 303-678-6214..]]> <![CDATA[Submit to the scare tactics]]> Imagine you’ve checked into your hotel room, passing by signs at the hotel entrance about a boy gone missing and seen a distraught man handing out more copies of that same flyer. “How sad,” you think.]]> <![CDATA[The pale blue dot]]> “Ten years ago, we tried recording home versions of music inside of a dorm room — and we still have those recordings, but it’s come a long way since then,” says guitarist and singer Nathan Rogers. “The new album is [comprised of ] lots of different music that we’ve created over the last 10 years.]]> <![CDATA[Looking past the uniform]]> A uniform solidifies a sense of sameness, but as Helen Thorpe set out to write her latest book, Soldier Girls, she realized that behind the uniform, experiences are anything but alike. “I’ll never look at somebody in a uniform and make assumptions about them again,” Thorpe says. “I think that it’s easy to see someone wearing a uniform and imagine and therefore think you know a lot about that person, and you can guess how they vote or what their thoughts are. … But you can’t just assume you know anything about them as an individual.”]]> <![CDATA[Celebrate]]> One of the biggest days in horse racing and big hats has finally arrived. The Kentucky Derby is a chance to give a nod to the South and get dressed up while putting your money down on a noble steed, hopefully with a funny name.]]> <![CDATA[Discuss]]> To cap off Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Movement to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is hosting a panel to discuss immigration. The hot button issue of immigration carries with it a unique set of problems, but one that gets overlooked is sexual assault, which happens at alarming rates throughout most communities.]]> <![CDATA[Inspire]]> On May 3, folk legend and activist Pete Seeger would have been 95. To celebrate his life, Forked Tree Music, The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder are throwing this fundraiser to benefit Earth Guardians, a group of young activists striving for a better environment through activism and art.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of April 30, 2015]]> Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-2122..]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of April 30, 2015]]> Jester’s Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through May 10..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of April 30, 2015]]> 7 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303..]]>