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Tag Archives: Boulder

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 Just In, Politics, The Beats

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, Just In, Politics, The Beats

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 Dig In, Environment/Energy, 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, Just In, Politics, The Beats

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, Just In, Politics, The Beats

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, Just In, Politics, The Beats

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 Dig In, Environment/Energy, Marijuana, Politics, State Budget, The Beats

Wiretap: No deal, yet

We're another step closer to default. The House wasted a day, unable to come up with a plan of its own, forcing the Senate to try to rescue what critics left and right now call the House suicide caucus. What's...

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October 16, 2013 Just In
Election Day youth voters heading to polls in steady stream at CU

Election Day youth voters heading to polls in steady stream at CU

BOULDER-- Students make up a key voting bloc for Democrats this year, as they did in 2008 and, according to volunteers at the University of Colorado's flagship campus today, voting enthusiasm has picked up considerably since President Obama...

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November 6, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics

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Hick leads; Udall, Gardner tied. Haven’t we heard this all before?

The latest Colorado polls are out (more to come Thursday), and they look a lot like the last round of polls: John Hickenlooper has opened […]

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"The Heart of the Issue," by Abe Heymann. Burned into NYT photo with magnifying glass reflecting ...
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Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, plaintiffs in a pathbreaking gay marriage case before the Tenth ...
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on Santa Fe st.
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North of Trinidad, by Miles Moffeit
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Hindsight by Miles Moffeit
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