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Tag Archives: Boulder

Xcel Energy makes an honest mistake, you guys

  Xcel Energy, the utility giant that serves much of Colorado, was ousted by Boulder voters last year in favor of a city plan to […]...

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September 11, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

Map plots boomtime drilling spills (lots of them) in Colorado

Election season will heat up. The battle for local control over the oil-and gas industry will rage. And drilling will continue at its breakneck pace , which will mean more accidents and spills....

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May 15, 2014 Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: The American dream, dead in the old south

In the American South, social mobility is worse than any developed country for which we have numbers. ...

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January 27, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Eight bucks an hour

Twenty years, give or take, in the fast-food business, and Shonda Roberts, who now works as a cashier for KFC, makes 8 bucks an hour. Why would she strike for higher wages?...

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December 27, 2013 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Coloradans eye rulings around country in favor of local fracking bans

BOULDER -- Supporters of local bans on the oil-and-gas drilling process known as fracking celebrated a key high court victory in Pennsylvania last week....

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December 23, 2013 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Polis to Colorado Oil and Gas Association: ‘Stop suing the communities I represent’

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is having a particularly passionate populist week. He has taken on opponents of immigration reform and oil industry frackers, arguing on behalf of immigrant families and local community zoning rights....

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December 5, 2013 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: USA endures DC gas bags; Colorado caps methane

National Journal Poll: Americans (still) hate their representatives. The president has slipped to 38 percent approval, from 52 percent just after he was elected. He can't begin to compete with Congress, which has an approval rating of 9. ...

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November 19, 2013 Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Fracked citizens to Hickenlooper: ‘Can You Hear Us Now?’

These citizen votes came as a result of grassroots efforts, and they came in an off-cycle election year with low turnout, an election situation which always favors conservatives and conservative outcomes. ...

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November 6, 2013 Environment/Energy, The Blogs

Boulder votes in landslide against Xcel attempt to block longterm clean-energy plan

BOULDER -- City residents here voted in a landslide in the election that ended Tuesday to move forward with a plan to buy out Xcel Energy and run their own electric system. ...

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November 6, 2013 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado Election Day live blog

It's an off-year election in swing-state Colorado and there aren't a whole lot of candidates on ballots. There are, however, important questions voters are being asked to weigh. ...

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November 5, 2013 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Marijuana, Politics, State Budget, The Beats

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Will Hickenlooper’s fracking commission be clairvoyant?

None of the members appear to represent the views of the activist-constituents who spent thousands of hours of their lives working for greater local regulatory control. Unless they’re clairvoyant.

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EVENTS

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An evening with Mike Keefe, cartoonist

Mark your calendars for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 11 p.m.

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