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Why Putin chose Trump to get even with Clinton

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During a 2014 installment of CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) noted, “...without American leadership organizing Europe and the world, you...

Born dead

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Alone and bleeding, Jordan MacTaggart could do little but listen to the bullets whizzing over his head or bouncing off the small pile of rocks that made up his inadequate hiding place. He tightened the tourniquet around his bloody, right upper thigh and waited, maybe...

Weird sex laws in the U.S.

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Back in the 1700s, U.S. law wasn’t too kind to people who...

Alcoholics Anonymous struggles to stay relevant as secular programs gain momentum

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On Wednesday nights, the basement of Boulder’s Pine Street Church fills to capacity for the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) open meeting. Facilitators lead the group...

Los Seis de Boulder

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At 9:47 p.m. on May 27, 1974, a car parked near Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder exploded with so much force that it shook buildings and homes for miles around and could be heard throughout most of the city. The explosion killed the car’s three young occupants ...

Turning Point

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Everything changed at approximately 4:45 p.m. on April 17. That’s the moment when Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin were tragically killed when the Martinez...

Silent screams

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Ryan Partridge stands in his North Boulder kitchen making pour-over coffee for himself and his parents. His eyelids are closed as he feels around...

An entertaining 20 years: Looking back at Boulder’s music history

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Twenty years ago, Boulder was a very different place. Commercially, that is. Geographically, the basics remained the same. The nightlife, for the most part, centered around Pearl Street and the Hill (though recently, the Puritans on city council have done their ...

Oh Canada!

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photos and additional reporting by Ted Wood, The Story Group It’s a familiar story: a rich country develops oil fields in a heavily indebted nation with...

Behind closed doors

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A recording made during a 2015 meeting of oil and gas industry representatives and state regulators has surfaced. We believe the information from this...

An incomplete picture

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Early Tuesday morning, on Aug. 18, Camp Free-Spirit’s executive leadership team at Occupy Boulder smiled for a photo in front of their office: President...

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...