<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Project Censored]]> As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb much of the carbon dioxide we have produced, from the industrial revolution through the rise of global capitalism.]]> <![CDATA[Lafayette election results]]> <![CDATA[ELECTION 2014 VOTE GUIDE]]> It’s that time again … time to exercise our greatest privilege and responsibility as citizens by voting. As has become the norm, we have Democratic, Republican, Independent, Green Party and Libertarian candidates on the ballot, along with a host of important ballot measures that will determine how we proceed on several important issues.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder homeless turned away at Red Cross shelter]]> Many homeless people slept outdoors in Boulder during the flood — even though the American Red Cross had set up an emergency shelter nearby at the YMCA. And according to members of the homeless community, several persons are still unaccounted for.]]> <![CDATA[Time traveling outhouse style]]> Schwendler is an archaeologist with a Ph.D. in anthropology, which means there’s no need for therapy in light of her pastime. Digging through the old feces pits of outhouses is important work for those of her ilk and we can all learn a good deal from their historical proctology.]]> <![CDATA[The problem with pavement]]> The biggest part of repairs is rebuilding washed-out roads, something that is estimated by the county to take five years and cost more than half of the $217 million in total estimated recovery costs. Even with federal disaster funds, there would still be an estimated funding gap of $56 million.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder group has funds frozen by Russia in Olympic environmental flap]]> In an exclusive interview from Estonia via Skype, on the eve of the Feb. 12 release of his group’s controversial Sochi report, activist Suren Gazaryan told Boulder Weekly about his experiences with Russian officials and their efforts to quash environmentalists critical of the government.]]> <![CDATA[Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast looking for bands]]> <![CDATA[Two CU articles on Pollock mysteriously disappear]]> <![CDATA[The opposite of everything is true]]> Kwame Turu (Stokely Carmichael) used to talk about how, when as a young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organizer, he'd gone South to face down the endemic violence of Jim Crow, the racism of which had always defined the character of a country reserved at its inception for the enjoyment of free, white men.]]> <![CDATA[Bullets or bongs?]]> Because of a conflict between state marijuana statutes and federal gun laws, Colorado residents must choose between owning guns and using marijuana. Yet state law enforcement officials are virtually powerless to enforce the intersection where those conflicting laws meet.]]> <![CDATA[A promise kept]]> Within days of being hit by the flood, despite all the carnage he had witnessed, Ferguson announced to the world that his Planet Bluegrass Ranch would be ready for festival-goers by the time RockyGrass arrived a short 10 months later on July 25, 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Drumbeat of war grows louder]]> When Boulder Weekly freelancer Haley Gray — who speaks fluent Arabic — told us she was going to spend a few months in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, we made arrangements for her to write a few stories. We had no idea that tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the region would escalate to the levels we are now seeing.]]> <![CDATA[A house full of women]]> Nancy Jordan, a staff member at Boulder’s Outreach for Homeless Overflow, parks her purple mountain bike in front of Flatirons Coffee at the corner of Arapahoe and 29th. She walks in from the oppressive heat of a late afternoon in July, flashes an endearing smile, sits down and fishes three pieces of paper from her backpack.]]> <![CDATA[Oil Boom]]> The library and the post office. A dozen schools. Hundreds of homes. Parks. Every brewery (oh god). Ten gas stations. The wastewater treatment facility. It can all go up in flames at any minute — and that’s just in Longmont. All you’ll hear is a whistle and a boom.]]> <![CDATA[On the hook]]> When the city of Boulder buried radium-contaminated soil years ago at Allied Chemical’s Valmont Butte mill site, it carried serious ramifications. Ramifications that continue to haunt the site.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder police: Cold case murder solved]]> Boulder police have arrested a suspect investigators believe is responsible for the 1994 death of 48-year-old Marty Grisham.]]> <![CDATA[GMO expert discusses new organism linked to health problems]]> A crop consultant told a committee reviewing the use of genetically engineered plants on open space Wednesday about a new organism that scientists believe is connected to the health problems being seen in plants and animals exposed to the herbicide Roundup.]]> <![CDATA[Sunflower Farmer's Market to host author and nutritionist Jordan Rubin]]> <![CDATA[Fracking ban court decision pushes conversation toward constitutional rights]]> The lawsuit to defend Longmont’s voter approved fracking ban is moving on from the district court, where a judge issued a summary judgment against it, but a stay against fracking in Longmont while the case is appealed to a higher court.]]>