<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[CU: New industry group not a threat to academic freedom]]> <![CDATA[Residents encouraged to secure trash and food sources to protect bears]]> As the fall season opens and the weather begins to cool, bears are beginning to rummage for food in preparation for their winter hibernation. Local residents can deter bears by securing any trash or food sources on their properties.]]> <![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[Eric Schlosser burrows into one of the U.S.'s biggest nuclear threats: our own weapons]]> In the autumn of 1980, at a massive underground missile silo in rural Arkansas, the course of human history almost changed forever.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder announces road closings for USA Pro Challenge stage]]> Read more for a full run-down of closed streets and other regulations for the weekend of Aug. 24-26.]]> <![CDATA[Father, son & holy toast]]> Gene Spriggs formed the Twelve Tribes in 1972 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The group created the Yellow Deli soon after because, according to the group's website, they hoped to create a place where they could work for a living and still be together, learning all about their Saviour and his Teachings.]]> <![CDATA[Mining in space]]> Planetary Resources Inc. made international news when it held a coming-out press conference in Seattle April 24 and announced 1) its goal was to mine near-Earth asteroids, and 2) it had the backing of some serious, high-profile, and deep-pocketed entrepreneurs, including Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Google co-founder Larry Page, real estate and software developer H. Ross Perot, Jr., and filmmaker James Cameron.]]> <![CDATA[Judge rules against city of Boulder in Seth Brigham restraining order case]]> A judge has turned down the City of Boulder’s request for a permanent restraining order against political gadfly Seth Brigham.]]> <![CDATA[The Magic Bullitt]]> To try listing all of the impressive bullet points in Denis Hayes’ career as an environmentalist is like trying to count all the sunflowers in a 30-acre field.]]> <![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[Tangles in the ties that bind]]> It’s a well-known fact that prison inmates with strong family and community ties are less likely to wind up back inside the joint once they are released. So why are state prison systems, including Colorado’s, charging inmates high rates for phone calls, rates that discourage prisoners’ often frayed home attachments?]]> <![CDATA[The ghosts of Valmont Butte]]> Ever since the city of Boulder purchased its Valmont Butte property, city taxpayers have been picking up the tab to pay for the environmental sins committed by more than a century’s worth of long-departed users at the site. And that tab may be getting bigger as more ghosts from the property’s past continue to reveal themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Only 2 of 9 crop group members say no to GMOs]]> <![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[NSA uses 'terrorism' to justify mass surveillance that started long before 9/11 and the Patriot Act]]> But what if that wasn’t the whole story? What if fighting terrorism were only an afterthought in the government’s motives behind the creation of the secret spy programs exposed by Snowden? What would we do if it were discovered that this massive government intrusion into our private lives had been going on long before the first plane hit the first Trade Center tower?]]> <![CDATA[One man's rocky journey chasing down a dream]]> He removes his cap; fingers brush past his left ear and instinctively find the scar at the base of his skull. It’s much smaller now, about the size of a half-dollar coin, and much more manageable. There are other scars: two incisions along the base of his neck, and one right below his larynx — “almost like a tracheotomy,” he shrugs. The latter serves as a reminder of the day surgeons removed samples of his lymph nodes from his chest, found them to be massively swollen and black as coal, and concluded that Mike Newton’s cancer had spread.]]> <![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[Farmers’ suit against Monsanto reaches Supreme Court]]> A plaintiff group are seeking protection from potential Monsanto patent infringement lawsuits when Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) pollen contaminates organic or non- GE crops by way of drift or other accidental means.]]> <![CDATA[Muzzled by Monsanto]]> What happened when a scientist discovered that the medical world needs genetically modified RNA to be assimilated by our bodies and the agricultural world needs the opposite to occur.]]> <![CDATA[Troubled Waters, continued]]>