<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Salazar won't run for governor; endorses Hickenlooper]]> <![CDATA[At Amazon, ‘cheap’ comes at a very hefty price]]> Jeffrey Preston Bezos is the elfish, almost preternatural man of unbounded ambition who founded and is CEO of Amazon, the online retailing colossus that trumpets itself as “Earth’s most customer-centric company.” At first blush, you might wonder why I’m picking on a company that has built a positive reputation with millions of consumers and even has a rather hip vibe going for it.]]> <![CDATA[The fracking/real estate conundrum continued]]> <![CDATA[Medical marijuana advocates set to file constitutional challenge]]> <![CDATA[Twenty years of environmental reporting]]> The Boulder-based pharmaceutical plant Syntex Chemicals ranked among the worst polluters in the state in 1994. The company confessed to the Environmental Protection Agency in 1988 that it had discovered groundwater contamination below the plant in 1986.]]> <![CDATA[Is the way the state handles oil & gas complaints criminal?]]> When two Colorado-based green criminologists turned to examine the heated local issue of oil and gas development with their area of focus in mind — not what is a crime, but what should be considered a crime — they found a pattern among the response...]]> <![CDATA[Learning, the hard way]]> In the past year and a half, Flagstaff Academy Charter School in Longmont has undergone some major changes. Changes that have caused some teachers and administrators to quit, some parents to complain and remove their children from the school, and some former employees and board members to voice concerns about the direction of the school.]]> <![CDATA[Dying for the truth]]> In recent weeks, sources have come forward objecting to the conduct of the forensic pathologist Boulder County Coroner Emma Hall has contracted to conduct many of the county’s autopsies, Dr. Michael Arnall. They have called his behavior unprofessional and claim he bullies and berates the staff of the coroner’s office.]]> <![CDATA[Searching for a road home]]> Tucked back into the corner of a dimly lit kitchen, two boys giggle, then burst out into uncontrollable laughter. The bulb that sits atop a long, skinny floor lamp — the sole source of light for the Sigg-Brown family kitchen — is loose.]]> <![CDATA[Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart to meet fans before tonight’s concert]]> In the history of rock ’n’ roll, images hold a special place. Songs can be classics, but only photos are usually called iconic. And while some photos of classical rockers have become as ]]> <![CDATA[County invests in organic farming business]]> Boulder County officials have stepped up efforts to encourage sustainable farming on open space land, recently investing $114,000 on an irrigation system to convince a traditional farmer to go organic.]]> <![CDATA[Bennet has cash, connections and Obama, but Romanoff says he has 'the people']]> <![CDATA[Boulder County canvass board to meet to discuss ballots]]> <![CDATA[Report: Fracking likely to exacerbate water shortages]]> <![CDATA[Experts: Prosecuting WikiLeaks will be difficult]]> They say there has never been a case in which a third party - in other words, someone other than the individual who stole the documents in the first place - has been successfully prosecuted by the feds after circulating classified defense information.]]> <![CDATA[Real pain]]> I started getting headaches a couple years ago but the hallucinations didn’t start until I was, relatively, just about dead. My head was literally killing me and I didn’t know it. Doctors didn’t know it, my lovely, wellmeaning mother didn’t know it and WebMD was close but no, they did not know it either.]]> <![CDATA[Eracism: Latino history in Boulder County]]> Back then, the signs in the storefronts read, “No dogs or Mexicans allowed.” Today, unless you’re old enough to have had such images seared into your memory, it’s hard to believe that such hurtful idiocy could ever have existed so openly in our world, but it did.]]> <![CDATA['eTown Hall' gets $2 million loan]]> <![CDATA[Tea party crashers]]> Rasmussen Reports released survey results last week showing that Tom Tancredo is now in a statistical dead heat with Democrat John Hickenlooper, when just a couple of months ago it looked as if Hickenlooper would win the race with ease.]]> <![CDATA[On the wings of change]]> Greed, envy, individualism, and an excessive materialism are altering the human experience and causing a lack of equilibrium in the world. I believe the inequality has also generated racism, the sickness of discrimination. This world has lost values; it must begin again.]]>