<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[Howard Dean talks politics prior to giving Naropa graduation speech]]> In an interview the morning he is to give the commencement address for Naropa University’s graduation, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean remarked on some policy issues and encouraged new graduates to keep their heads up and not to be afraid to start their own ventures.]]> <![CDATA[A man without a country]]> If you were going to suggest a cast for a reality show about life in the suburbs, you might pick Nick Ortega and his family. His house in Loveland is the stereotypic American dream: two-car garage, neatly trimmed lawn and family pictures in every corner of the living room.]]> <![CDATA[Only 2 of 9 crop group members say no to GMOs]]> <![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[An angry letter to Paul Danish mad Lib]]> <![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[Jessica Ridgeway: Sketches of a killer]]> One of the starkest aspects of the Jessica Ridgeway murder case is the lack of evidence and clues. That no one saw anything smacks of either cold professionalism or blind tragedy.]]> <![CDATA['Seed-to-sale' surveillance]]> The medical marijuana game is about to get some new rules that will make it a lot harder to play in the state of Colorado.]]> <![CDATA[Commission recommends sentencing reform for nonviolent drug crimes]]> <![CDATA[Too close for comfort]]> “Washington County is essentially the first location where the Marcellus Shale [formation] gas wells were initially dug and … fracked with the unconventional technology,” says Ilya Slizovskiy, a co-author of the paper and native Pennsylvanian. “The first wells were [drilled] in as early as 2005 or 2006.]]> <![CDATA[Petition for home rule circulates Boulder County]]> An initiative to create “home rule” in Boulder County, which might allow it to ban fracking, GMO cropping and other ventures currently under state jurisdiction, is under way after the Boulder County Clerk recently approved an initial petition for the case.]]> <![CDATA[From the shadows]]> Beteta’s American story is a familiar kind. When he came to the United States, he was just 13 years old. His parents wanted a better life for him and his brothers and America provided good work and a fine educational system. So his family made the big decision, left everything they knew behind in Costa Rica and came here to carve out a new identity.]]> <![CDATA[Turbulence]]> A local group of activists, primarily composed of those who live near the airport, has raised concerns in the past about possible effects of an expanded runway, including noise, environmental impacts, decreased home values, even effects on schoolchildren in the area.]]> <![CDATA[Expanding outreach]]> Colorado Friendship started 15 years ago as a National Emergency Response Team, but decided to expand its reach and start these additional programs to better serve the community through continual support.]]> <![CDATA[A unifying field of dreams]]> Aron is a distant cousin of mine from L.A. with whom I had recently become acquainted. It turns out we share a love of baseball, and when he was in Boulder recently I invited him to play a game on my fast-pitch softball team.]]> <![CDATA[Peace and justice endures]]> The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (RMPJC), the organization birthed out of the protests at Rocky Flats, will mark its 30th anniversary with a couple of special events this fall.]]> <![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[Can your vote be traced?]]> The election ballot system used by Boulder County is at the center of a standoff between Secretary of State Scott Gessler and several of Colorado’s county clerks.]]> <![CDATA[Westminster Police: Ketner Lake attempted abductions may be linked to Jessica Ridgeway]]> <![CDATA[Black Friday shopping schedule]]>