<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Fracking flaws]]> At about 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, a liquid began shooting 40 to 50 feet into the air at a natural gas pipeline in Windsor. Neighbors concerned about recent reports of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the area took photos of the spill at 32744 Weld County Road 13. The pictures show the liquid pouring into the street and down a roadside ditch that leads to the Cache La Poudre River only two-tenths of a mile away, just past the Frank State Wildlife Area.]]> <![CDATA[ClimateStupid?]]> Some speculate that politics surrounding the debate over climate change and global warming may have had something to do with the decision to yank funding from the energy program, but those close to the negotiations say it was simply a question of federal regulators having a low tolerance for any perceived risk, fresh off the near-collapse of the country’s banking industry.]]> <![CDATA[Take the week off]]> It’s an election year, and that usually makes for an especially interesting Conference on World Affairs, Boulder’s favorite week-long think jam. There is a palpable political theme running through the set list for the 64th annual CWA, which will be held primarily on the University of Colorado campus April 9-13.]]> <![CDATA[Business owner reworks logo that offends some Native people]]> <![CDATA[27 Years of Activism]]> In the late 1970s, a group of protesters blocked the railroad tracks at Rocky Flats in an attempt to keep trains from delivering nuclear bomb-making supplies to the plant. That group, the “Rocky Flats Truth Force,” occupied the tracks for a whole year, and was joined by several prominent figures, including Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman and Daniel Ellsberg.]]> <![CDATA[Local clinician reflects on trip to Haiti]]> Porter, a prosthetist with Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics in Lafayette, spent 14 days in Haiti fitting and constructing prosthetics for people affected by the January 2010 earthquake. The magnitude 7.0 quake rocked the small, poverty-stricken island, leaving an estimated 230,000 people dead and 300,000 injured.]]> <![CDATA[Nipping 4/20 in the bud]]> Every year during April, the University of Colorado administration warns students about the potential consequences surrounding the annual 4/20 gathering on Norlin Quad. This year, the university is upping its efforts to end the unwelcome smoke-out.]]> <![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[Copper to host kickoff weekend festival]]> <![CDATA[A-Basin to open additional terrain]]> Arapahoe Basin ski area will open will open additional terrain on Saturday, which should help ease congestion. The Norway lift will open at 8:30 a.m., allowing the Lenawee Face and Dercum’s Gulch runs to open. That will bring the total number of runs open on the mountain to four.]]> <![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[American Indians: Resiliency in Independence]]> On the Fourth of July, citizens celebrate with barbeques, picnics, ceremonies and lots of fireworks each year in the United States. It marks a beginning point in this country%uFFFDs history, independence from the British. How does the American Indian fit into this idea of independence when it wasn’t until 1924 that, as a group, American Indians were granted citizenship?]]> <![CDATA[black holes]]> On April 2, four members of the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shaba stormed the campus of Garissa University in Northern Kenya. By the end of the ensuing standoff with Kenyan authorities, 147 people were dead and another 79 wounded. But why was the university attacked? ]]> <![CDATA[The myth of a post-racial America]]> On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass, a fugitive from the Peculiar Institution, gave a talk in Corinthian Hall before the Ladies%uFFFD Anti-Slavery Society at Rochester, N.Y., in which he addressed the topic of %uFFFDThe Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.]]> <![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.]]> <![CDATA[Defined out of existence]]> If you read through the 2010 Census form, past the part where it asks how many people are living in your house and past the part where it asks for people's ages, you'll find that there is a space for the American Latino contingent on Question 8. But immediately following that question is one about race, which left many Latinos confused.]]> <![CDATA[Brancato disputes arrest record]]> A candidate for Congress and his wife are disputing a police account of a domestic disturbance at their Firestone home last fall. The candidate, Republican Bob Brancato, says no charges were ever filed in the case, and he has filed a petition to have the record sealed.]]> <![CDATA[ACLU appeals Boulder homeless man’s conviction, camping ordinance]]> The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge against the city of Boulder camping ordinance that prohibits homeless people from sleeping outside under a blanket or sleeping bag.]]> <![CDATA[A sobering look at Tom Carr]]> Inside a Greek pizzeria, surrounded by supporters wearing pastel button-ups and talking baseball, Carr waited for the election results. This could be his third term as Seattle%uFFFDs city attorney, a position that commands heavy sway over the city%uFFFDs approach to policy and crime.]]> <![CDATA[‘It’s a piece of history’]]> Daughter of Red Lion Inn owners decries city’s decision to keep Chapman Road off limits to wedding parties, says the future of the historic business is at risk.]]>