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Fact to fiction

A twisted tale of how good research became bad information

By Elizabeth Miller

That choice seems to have bred confusion. “There were quite a few news outlets that missed the distinction that we were trying to make about it being one class of chemicals — it’s an important class of chemicals, but it’s not all the chemicals, and...

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Oops, we forgot to study that

U.S. nonprofits file suit against Food and Drug Administration over ractopamine in our meat

By Caitlin Rockett

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is no stranger to allegations of under-regulation, but among recent criticisms is the agency’s repeated approval of a series of veterinary drugs based on ractopamine, a growth-producing supplement that has U.S. nonprofits filing lawsuits against the agency.

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What the world needs now is words

Five student poets, chosen as the nation’s best, find poetry can heal wounds and unravel a tangled existence

By Elizabeth Miller

Madeleine LeCesne, from New Orleans, La., says, “Every poem that I write is a kind of wish to be understood by someone. I just want someone to look into my mind and say, ‘I get it, I understand you.’ And to kind of, in a way, feel needed. I needed to read that poem because it made me understand something about myself that I didn’t know before.

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Ask me how to make an impact

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center hands out awards to exceptional activists and organizers

By Matt Cortina

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center hands out awards to exceptional activists and organizers.

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Less talk, more action

The Colorado Climate Summit moves past the conversation about climate change and toward solving the problem

By Caitlin Rockett

A little more than two years ago, Castellino decided he needed to take action to save the natural beauty that has inspired him throughout his life. On Nov. 15 and 16, the result of Castellino’s decision will culminate in the Colorado Climate Summit, a conference that Castellino says will move attendees past the conversation about the global climate crisis and toward solving the problem.

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Commissioners flooded with requests for fracking moratorium extension

By Elizabeth Miller

At the hearing called by Boulder County Commissioners on Monday, Nov. 10 in Longmont, public support for a further extension of the county’s moratorium on fracking was relentless, with most commenters requesting at least a three-and-a-half-year extension.

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War stories

Veterans Speak, a two-week recognition of Veterans Day, wants us to understand the sacrifices of those who have served

By Boulder Weekly Staff

This fall, Stephanie Rudy decided it was time to hand the microphone over, to see what veterans would say given the opportunity to speak. She spent months reaching out to local veterans and military organizations and visiting nursing homes, asking if veterans there might come forward to tell the stories that have long gone untold.

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No war worth winning

An Iwo Jima veteran shares his story after 70 years

By Elizabeth Miller

The first waves landed at 9 a.m., we landed at 9:20, and by the time we were coming into the beach, the Japanese had their artillery on Suribachi and on the cliffs to our right and they had every inch of the beach marked, so when we hit the beach, it was in the midst of huge fire from both sides, and it was devastating.

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Writing the war

Dramatic readings of war correspondents writing on the front lines

By Matt Cortina

I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the water, for they were dead.

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From civilian to soldier and back again

Local veterans who have dedicated their careers to helping returning vets integrate into civilian society discuss the many challenges vets face when they come home

By Caitlin Rockett

Transitions are rarely easy — starting a new job, moving to a new city or dealing with a medical condition are challenging endeavors for most humans, but for veterans, these challenges are multiplied as they work to transition back into a civilian realm that is unlike the military world they’ve trained and worked in for years.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide – Candidates

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Mark Udall has done a lot of things right in the six years since he was elected to the U.S. Senate. He crafted the “Not My Boss’s Business Act” in response to the Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby’s case against paying for certain forms of birth control to say that women should continue to have access to affordable contraception.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide - Judge retention

By Boulder Weekly Staff

For our endorsements, we used the Blue Book text, authored by the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation (COJPE). We also researched the judges’ written opinions and sought input from Stan Garnett, district attorney for the 20th Judicial District.

Vote Guide 2014

Vote Guide - Ballot questions

By Boulder Weekly Staff

For one, the legislature already responded to the issue it claims to address (the loss of a child by an eightmonths-pregnant woman after she was hit by a drunk driver) by passing laws that apply penalties to the unlawful termination of a pregnancy through criminal or negligent acts.

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