<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Dailies to hike subscription rates in new online paywall plan]]> <![CDATA[‘A hand up’ for homeless Boulder couple]]> The Weaver family is running out of time. And with a new addition due any day, things are getting pretty desperate.]]> <![CDATA[Jessica Ridgeway: Sketches of a killer]]> One of the starkest aspects of the Jessica Ridgeway murder case is the lack of evidence and clues. That no one saw anything smacks of either cold professionalism or blind tragedy.]]> <![CDATA[Fourmile benefit, exhibit on tap]]> <![CDATA[Fracking lessons]]> Businesses have already succumbed to the area’s growing international reputation as ground zero in the fracking wars, and the old town center is pretty much a ghost town at this point. The locals are mad about it, but they can’t seem to agree on whose fault it is.]]> <![CDATA[Predictions for the next 20 years]]> <![CDATA[Stripped of dignity]]> Being strip-searched has long been a part of incarceration. But inmates at Denver Women%uFFFDs Correctional Facility (DWCF) say a change in their strip-search procedure subjects them to undue humiliation and leaves some of them traumatized, particularly those with a history of sexual assault.]]> <![CDATA[Fracking and academic freedom II]]> While certain faculty members around the country have felt the heat from the oil and gas industry for raising questions about the possible health impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” not all have been canned.]]> <![CDATA[Maxwell Fire now 80 percent contained]]> Firefighters have made progress containing the Maxwell Fire this week, and they now have the blaze 80 percent contained.]]> <![CDATA[Heavy hitter to fight Longmont fracking ban]]> A group has been formed to fight the city of Longmont’s proposed ban on fracking that is going to voters in November, and one of the state’s most prominent political consultants has been enlisted to lead the effort.]]> <![CDATA[Pregnant in prison]]> Tammy White lies back on the examination table and lifts her green smock and gold T-shirt to reveal a bulging belly. She is expecting her fifth child. The mother of three boys and one girl ranging in age from 9 to 19, she’ll give birth to this baby — a girl — sometime around May 23. “I just hope I’m out before I deliver,” she says. “I pray to God every night.” White is pregnant, but she’s also in prison.]]> <![CDATA[Longmont wants input on 1st & Main]]> Options for the revitalization effort, which was prompted in part by the Regional Transportation District’s long-term plans for a commuter rail station at the site, include housing, bike trails, walking paths, restaurants, retail and light manufacturing uses. The closure of the nearby Butterball plant has only added to the opportunities to regenerate the area, officials say.]]> <![CDATA[A look back at the Aughts]]> This week, Boulder Weekly staff looks back at events that shaped the past decade. More than a time to reminisce, the new year and new decade give all of us a chance to reconsider what we’re doing and to resolve to do better from now on, both as individuals and as a nation. Here’s hoping that the Teens will see a nationwide shift away from fear, and the anger that inevitably comes with it, to compassion and compassionate action.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's Ignite Your Potential: Shooting for the stars]]> In a world full of opportunities, and a town with so many people privileged to take full advantage of them, sometimes we forget that not everyone has it so easy. Not everyone comes from a background of even knowing what it takes to get into college, how to apply and how to afford it.]]> <![CDATA[Here's where to take your ballots]]> It is too late to return a ballot by mail, but voters who need to drop off their mail ballots in person can visit one of four Boulder County election service centers in Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette, or one of the ballot drop-off sites throughout the county.]]> <![CDATA[City to spend $4 million cleaning up teahouse property]]> Boulder is planning to shell out $4 million to clean up the environmental contamination on the property that is now home to the Dushanbe Teahouse. But one of the nation’s experts on such projects says the remediation does not go far enough and leaves the taxpayers holding the bag.]]> <![CDATA[Immigration: Love across the lines]]> If and when immigration overhaul is passed, and Nicole Salgado can bring her husband home with her from Mexico, the first thing they’ll do is visit her now 91-year-old grandmother in Syracuse, N.Y.]]> <![CDATA[Puritan déjà vu]]> Could the Republic of Boulder, once considered a bastion of progressive thought that fiercely protected people’s freedoms and individualism, now be the biggest nanny state in the area?]]> <![CDATA[Mental health could take a toll, particularly for children, after Boulder County flood]]> As the waters recede and homes are repaired and scrubbed clean, the less visible ripples of the recent floods may begin to appear: the invisible emotional and psychological damage of the stress of having survived a natural disaster.]]> <![CDATA[Power struggle]]>