<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Dodge's Bullets]]> <![CDATA[A wake-up call]]> <![CDATA[One step closer]]> When my dear friend Bonnie Lloyd gave opening remarks at a private ceremony April 30 before she and her partner, Pattea Carpenter, obtained one of the first civil-union licenses issued by Boulder County, she thanked us. She thanked the small group of close friends for treating her and Pattea as “normal,” for not treating them as a lesbian couple.]]> <![CDATA[The flood and the faces that matter]]> Over the past dozen years, living in Longmont’s Southmoor Park, I’ve gone on lots of walks and bike rides with my kids on the path that runs along Left Hand Creek, which is about two blocks from our house.]]> <![CDATA[A question of journalistic ethics]]> <![CDATA[Papers, please: An attempt to infiltrate a closed meeting of a Boulder County board]]> One key role of the press is to serve as the eyes and ears of the public at open meetings. After all, most folks have jobs and families and better things to do than sit through a boring county commissioners hearing or city council study session.]]> <![CDATA[Save journalism education at CU ]]> <![CDATA[The Dean/Rove debate: More of the same]]> <![CDATA[Not Hell Fest after all]]> <![CDATA[A regent race that actually matters]]> Currently, the board is controlled by Republicans, 5-4. Three positions are up for election this November, and two of those seats are expected to stay with their current parties, given political dynamics in the First and Fourth Congressional Districts.]]> <![CDATA[CU staff retire, double-dip, get paid, oh my!]]> Yet another CU administrator has been “double-dipping,” we at Boulder Weekly have learned. And it’s not that big of deal. A bigger deal is how these things have been communicated. Much has been made lately about University of Colorado Boulder administrators, their tuition-funded salary increases and their ability to retire and get rehired — “double-dipping” by receiving their pension and a salary.]]> <![CDATA[Just doing our job]]> <![CDATA[Grappling with preserving the past, for the future]]> <![CDATA[Some Colorado politicians still do not get that whole open records thing]]> <![CDATA[Letting go of my hump day]]>