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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...

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...

The Russian connections to Michael Flynn’s Turkish benefactor

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In early March, President Trump’s former national security adviser and campaign trail confidant Michael Flynn registered as a “foreign agent” with the Department of...

Breach of trust?

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The City of Broomfield and the Woman Creek Reservoir Authority (WCRA), a political subdivision and public corporation of the State of Colorado, are opposed...

Behind the curtain

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If money is speech, then it stands to reason that a very small number of very wealthy people can effectively drown out the voices of the multitude on issues they determine worthy of a shout via their checkbooks. Currently in Colorado, the issues where this money/ ...

Who killed the vote on fracking?

At first glance, determining who to blame for the fact that Colorado voters will not get their chance to decide for themselves who controls oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in their neighborhoods seems simple enough. On Monday, Aug. 4, as the result of a...

Boulder County’s vaccination problem

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This is not a story about why you should vaccinate your children. Every state, local and federal public health agency says you should, and...

Make Colorado grizzly again

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After almost a decade of federally funded bounty programs, grizzly bears were officially declared “extirpated” in Colorado in 1951. So when...

CU sociology discrimination claims highlight university-wide issues

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In the beginning, Tamara Williams Van Horn loved her time at the University of Colorado. She was recruited from Ohio to enter the sociology program;...

Paula Oransky never dreamed she could be fired for protesting against...

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It was without question the best job Paula Oransky had ever had. The Colorado School of Mines graduate was making six figures, had a...

Warning: Oil and gas development may be hazardous to your health

Every medical student learns this much Latin: primum non nocere: “First, do no harm.” For centuries, all newly minted physicians have taken the Hippocratic...

Forced pooling is not mandatory swim practice

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When James Sines shopped for homes in 2007, he thought he knew how to pick a neighborhood that would never be drilled for oil...