<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Plague passes, with rabies on its heels]]> <![CDATA[Film questions the practice of circumcision]]> Surgical tools carefully arranged on a table, a screaming baby in a white gown and men singing a blessing. This is a scene in Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon’s documentary Cut: Slicing through the Myths of Circumcision, which will be playing at the Boulder Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA[Montana-based org. pours cash into conservative coffers in Longmont City Council race]]> A regional rightwing advocacy group with connections to Republican political powers in Colorado has taken a keen interest in a hotly contested Longmont City Council race. It has funded, among other things, the controversial phone survey last month about Councilmember Karen Benker, which some have called a “push poll.”]]> <![CDATA[Police training at Tom Watson Park this week]]> <![CDATA[Revising history]]> "I want it to be torn down, it needs to be,” Amy Levine says of the Eldorado Corner Market, where she works. “The gas pumps don’t work right; sometimes they give too much, which cuts into profits, and the place is just dilapidated. It needs to be torn down.”]]> <![CDATA['Relief holder' may be the biggest problem of all at former town gas site]]> One of the biggest problems associated with carburetted water gas plants, such as the one that operated on the property where the Dushanbe Teahouse now stands, was the need for a relief holder, a second large round tank-like structure for storing large quantities of gas.]]> <![CDATA[The trouble with Casey]]> Here’s what we know for sure about the air at Casey Middle School: It smells bad. Since the new, $33 million rebuilt school opened in August 2010 and became home to just under 600 students and about 50 teachers, reports have circulated of air that smells like rotten eggs and, sometimes, feces. Air monitors brought into the school have identified levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a colorless, flammable gas known for its rotten egg smell. Those levels, according to reports from now multiple third-party monitoring agencies, are below the levels that immediately trigger cause for concern for adults in the work place. But here’s the thing: That may not be true for children.]]> <![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[Bill Maher spends some 'real time' with Boulder Weekly]]> Have you ever pondered the question, 'Who would you most like to sit down and have a conversation with?' Most of us have a list of famous individuals with whom we would love to have a chat.]]> <![CDATA[Lawmaker: Stop shackling inmates in labor]]> Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, says she was not aware of the issue prior to the Feb. 18 story 'Pregnant in prison' by Boulder Weekly Editor Pamela White. But now Hudak says she's convinced that there should be a statewide law prohibiting the practice..]]> <![CDATA[Feds react to WikiLeaks]]> Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, herself an author of some of the most controversial (and embarassing) cables, stands on one side, bellowing that the document disclosure %uFFFDtears at the fabric%uFFFD of international relations. Then there are others, like Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who downplay the effect the leaks will have on national security.]]> <![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[Xcel doesn't always tell customers when they're being cut loose]]> On the evening of Jan. 12, the heat in Taylor Lindstrom’s Boulder home went out without warning. She called Xcel Energy, and was told that, indeed, Xcel had turned off the electricity because the bill had not been paid. Lindstrom, who thought she had been paying her Xcel bills, asked why she had not been notified of any overdue amount — or the pending disconnection, for that matter.]]> <![CDATA[In the line of fire]]> A little under two months since the devastating Fourmile fire, Boulder was once again battling a blaze, this time a little closer to home. With evacuations extending into portions of the city,]]> <![CDATA[In Case You Missed It]]> The NY AG’s office did extensive DNA testing of store-brand supplements found on the shelves of Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and GNC and found that 79 percent of the samples tested didn’t have any of the ingredients listed on the label or, at best, also contained ingredients that weren’t listed.]]> <![CDATA[The fracking/real estate conundrum continued]]> <![CDATA[‘Boulder Weekly’ wins 36 awards from Society of Professional Journalists]]> Boulder Weekly won 14 first place awards and 22 other honors for stories written in 2013 in the annual multi-state Top of the Rockies contest held by the Society of Professional Journalists. Results for the competition, which takes entries from news media in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, were announced April 25.]]> <![CDATA[BW finally obtains DA’s phone records]]> <![CDATA[Online donations to RSVP matched until Dec. 31]]> <![CDATA[CU vets see growing support on campus]]> Two years ago, Justin Morelli, like the other hundreds of veterans on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus, was putting his experience in Iraq behind him to move forward with his education and life. But back then, the environment was somewhat different for veterans at CU. A new version of the GI Bill had not yet been approved, so it was only paying a portion of his tuition and providing nothing for housing or books. And a CU veterans’ affairs office had just opened and was still getting ramped up to provide more support to veterans who are CU students.]]>