Tag: coronavirus

Pro tips on physical distancing from the nonhuman world

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Humans are a social species, and physical interaction keeps us healthy. Or, as the late Bill Withers wrote, “The city really ain’t no bigger...

Federal judge orders ORR and ICE to release minors with ‘greater...

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Before the summer of 2018, most Americans had never heard of the Flores settlement or about the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and its...

Boulder chiropractor hit with a cease and desist from the AG

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On April 24, the Colorado Attorney General’s office sent out three cease and desist letters to companies advertising COVID-19 antibody and home test kits....

Price gouging, scams and identity theft

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., basic necessities like toilet paper and disinfectants have become not only rare, but expensive....

There’s a new chief in town

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On April 20, Boulder’s new, and first female, police chief started work in the midst of a global pandemic and public health crisis. Maris...

Why are meatpacking plant employees in Colorado dying of COVID-19?

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Six employees of the JBS meat processing plant in Greeley have died of COVID-19. Around the country, meatpacking and food processing plants have become...

Cultivating communities of care

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In this world, there are winners and there are losers. It’s survival of the fittest, and only the strongest survive. By this point in...

What to do when there’s ‘nothing’ to do

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If you are organizing an event (virtual or otherwise), please email Caitlin at crockett@boulderweekly.com Louisville Public Library Virtual Compost Workshop. 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Backyard composting...

The future of our survival

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As friends and colleagues watched their bank accounts inflate by $1,200 (or more, depending on the size of their family) in mid-April, my husband...

Local homeless services still looking for solutions, volunteers

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It’s been a little more than a month since the reality of the coronavirus pandemic really began to sink in, and local and state...

Mental health resources

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It can be hard to remember what day it is. Boundaries between work, home, family, friends are all a big blur. Some of us have...

Mobile home owners face rent increases and lost wages during the...

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Most of the mobile home community folks I’ve talked with were able to handle April rent. But they have lost hours, contract work, or...