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Are Your Gadgets Killing You?new

What’s a health-conscious consumer to believe? Are our cellular gadgets killing us? Or can we continue with business as usual?
Boulder Weekly  |  Pamela White  |  04-26-2010  |  Science

The Science of Signtology: Crafting Pop Art From the Everydaynew

A fan of pop culture and music, Dan Ericson’s paintings on street signs range from musical geniuses like James Brown and John Lennon to sports stars like Tony Hawk and Shaun White. He also captures moments from movies like The Karate Kid and Enter the Dragon.
Boulder Weekly  |  Quibian Salazar-Moreno  |  04-12-2010  |  Art

Colo. Legislator Moves to Stop Shackling Inmates in Labornew

Prompted by a Boulder Weekly investigation, a Colorado lawmaker is introducing a bill that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant inmates while they are in labor.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge  |  04-05-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Vinyl Music Still Selling Despite Crashing CD Salesnew

In the sterility of our double-click lifestyle, people of all ages are rediscovering the tactile pleasure and the still-unexplainable draw of vinyl “warmth.”
Boulder Weekly  |  P.J. Nutting  |  04-01-2010  |  Shopping

Black Men Are Still Overrepresented in Prisonsnew

Whether you’re a serial killer or a poster child for the Scouts, nothing counts as much as your race when it comes to encounters with police and the criminal justice system in the United States. It’s even true for Colorado, a state with a population close to 90 percent non-Hispanic white.
Boulder Weekly  |  Charmaine Ortega Getz  |  03-01-2010  |  Race & Class

'Fish Tank' Deserves Awards it's Winningnew

In the very first few minutes Mia is on the screen in Fish Tank, a frank and powerful glimpse of a dead-end British teenage life, she's screaming on the phone to a friend, head-butts another girl because she doesn't like the way she's dancing, and gets into a tussle with her mom.
Boulder Weekly  |  Cary Darling  |  03-01-2010  |  Reviews

Town of Nederland's Vote on Pot Legalization Going to Ballot

The Town of Nederland’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to send a marijuana legalization measure to the April 6 ballot. The proposal would remove all criminal penalties in Nederland municipal code related to marijuana, its concentrates and paraphernalia for anyone who is at least 21 years old.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge  |  02-04-2010  |  Drugs

Conscious Alliance, Elephant Revival Come Together to Inaugurate Projectnew

The Buffalo Heart Project will be hosting its inaugural event in conjunction with Conscious Alliance, featuring local musicians Elephant Revival, Boulder Acoustic Society and others on Feb. 5 at the Boulder Theater.
Boulder Weekly  |  Margaret Grondorf  |  02-04-2010  |  Concerts

Xcel Doesn't Always Tell Customers When They're Being Cut Loosenew

On the evening of Jan. 12, the heat in Taylor Lindstrom’s home went out without warning. She called Xcel Energy, and was told that Xcel had turned off the electricity because the bill had not been paid. Lindstrom asked why she had not been notified.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge  |  02-04-2010  |  Housing & Development

Young Undocumented Immigrants Face Dead End After High Schoolnew

An estimated 65,000 undocumented immigrants graduate from high school each year, only to enter a purgatory in which they feel they can neither return to Mexico nor become productive, law-abiding citizens. Attorney Laurel Herndon calls them “blameless."
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge  |  12-07-2009  |  Immigration

Boulder Scientists' Work Will Take Center Stage at the Copenhagen Climate Conferencenew

From key data in a presentation by former Vice President Al Gore to time-lapse photography of deteriorating glaciers to a giant high-tech globe that will be used throughout the event, Boulder's fingerprints will be all over the United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held Dec. 7–18.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge  |  11-23-2009  |  Environment

Recent Legal Tangles Leave Colorado's Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in a Hazenew

Owners of dispensaries around Colorado have been scrambling to expand their services -- adding everything from housekeeping to lawn-mowing -- in an effort to conform to a recent court ruling that has modified the crucial definition of the "caregiver."
Boulder Weekly  |  Jeff Dodge and David Accomazzo  |  11-16-2009  |  Drugs

Colorado Legislator Wants University to Grow Pot for the Statenew

Al White has proposed legislation that would effectively give the state complete control over the growth, sale and distribution of medical marijuana, possibly putting an end to the gold rush of dispensaries that has emerged in Boulder and around the state.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge  |  11-09-2009  |  Drugs

From Solider to Student: Colorado Vets See Growing Support on Campusnew

Some questioned the reception veterans received on campus a couple of years ago. Today, many veterans acknowledge that they felt some trepidation about coming to a such a liberal, anti-war campus environment, but they say they have received nothing but encouragement and gratitude.
Boulder Weekly  |  Marissa Hermanson and Jeff Dodge  |  11-09-2009  |  War

Fang Mania: Why Are Vampires Everywhere?new

It may be Halloween, but bloodsuckers are no longer relegated to the end of October. Like a dark cloud of mosquitoes, vampires have descended on America. They're everywhere, from the puppet teaching our children to count to the romantic hero stealing the hearts of teenagers nationwide.
Boulder Weekly  |  David Accomazzo  |  11-02-2009  |  Culture

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