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Gov. Hickenlooper signs medical marijuana ‘crackdown’ bill into law

By Caitlin Rockett

On Monday, May 18, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that lawmakers claim will strengthen the state’s medical marijuana laws and weed out folks who illegally use and sell untaxed pot. Sponsored by Senator Irene Aguilar (D-Denver) and Representative Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont), SB15-014 chiefly establishes new guidelines for primary caregivers — folks who grow pot on behalf of registered patients.

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‘Boulder Weekly’ wins 30 awards from Society of Professional Journalists

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Boulder Weekly won 11 first place awards and 19 other honors for stories written in 2014 in the annual multi-state Top of the Rockies contest held by the Society of Professional Journalists. Results for the competition, which takes entries from news media in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, were announced May 15. Boulder Weekly competed with publications with a circulation of 30,000 to 75,000 this year for the first time.

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Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center to recognize the still unsolved bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney

By Matthew DuBois

On Friday, May 22, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (RMPJC) will join other cities around the nation in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1990 pipe bomb attack on environmental activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney in Oakland, Calif.

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With the passage of HB 1057, have Democrats once again killed your right to vote on fracking, this time in 2016?

By Cecelia Gilboy

On Aug. 4, 2014, more than a quarter of a million signatures belonging to Colorado voters were on their way to the Secretary of State’s office for the purpose of putting two citizens-initiatives that would potentially amend the state’s constitution on the November ballot.

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Environmental groups file objection over Eldora expansion, may pursue legal action

By Elizabeth Miller

Middle Boulder Creek Coalition and Sierra Club Indian Peaks Group have filed an objection to the Eldora Mountain Resort expansion that could land in court, if the U.S. Forest Service doesn’t significantly revise its Draft Record of Decision allowing the resort to expand in either direction.

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In case you missed it

Nye challenged students to take action to avert the disaster — indeed, to rise to the occasion as the generation of Americans during World War II rose to address those crises. He finished with his condolences: “If you know any climate deniers, I’m sorry.

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“But it’s also going to be a dynamic work space, meeting space and a place of resource for the whole community,” says Beteta. “We’re happy because we’re going to be hosting not only our events there, but opening space to other organizations to host events, and especially nonprofits that could use a hand.

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NEW ANSWERS TO DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS EMERGE

If passed, two ballot initiatives will amend city charter and alter development

By Matt Cortina

One ballot initiative would give individual neighborhoods the opportunity to vote on any land use changes in their area. The other initiative tacks on recuperative expenses to future development projects. The potential ramifications if either amendment passes have kindled a debate between advocacy groups, the city and developers.

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The Pope intends to take his climate-change message to Washington, D.C. later this year, and we can’t think of anywhere it is more needed.

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Caring for Kumari

A Longmont-based nonprofit group provides emergency relief to a marginalized community in Nepal

By Caitlin Rockett

Randy Baker hasn’t gotten a lot of sleep since April 25, but as he’s discovered, that’s what happens when there’s an earthquake in Nepal and you run a nonprofit organization. The Longmont resident is co-founder of Health & Ed 4 Nepal, an NGO formed in 2009 to help the people of Kumari, a remote mountain community in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, which is closer to the epicenter of April’s massive quake than the nation’s capital of Kathmandu.

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.

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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.

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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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