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Thursday, April 17,2014

ERACISM: Unwanted Latinos deported from Boulder County in the 1930s

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Two days after Latino sugar-beet workers went on a strike in 1932 in the culmination of a protracted struggle for basic rights, Boulder’s county commissioners funded a plan to deport many of them to Mexico. The county paid for train fares as workers were escorted to Denver’s Union Station in what civic leaders deemed as a humane mission to relocate the jobless during the Great Depression.
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Thursday, March 13,2014

America’s dirtiest secret

How billions of barrels of toxic oil and gas waste are falling through regulatory cracks

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Dennis Schum is — or was — a senior mechanical seal repair technician at John Crane, Inc., in Golden, and says he’s been breathing in radioactive particles and dangerous chemicals for years at his workplace.
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Thursday, February 27,2014

ERACISM: A dark decade of KLAN activity aimed at local Latinos

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Clippings compiled as part of the Boulder County Latino History Project, led by retired University of Colorado history professor Marjorie McIntosh, paint a sordid picture of the KKK’s activities in Boulder County.
Thursday, February 6,2014

Eracism: Exploring the roots of Boulder County's Latino population

Part one: How — and why — the first Latino residents came to Boulder County

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
To fully understand the history of how Latinos originally made their way to Boulder County, one must go back centuries, to the Spanish colonization of North America.
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Thursday, December 19,2013

City to spend $4 million cleaning up teahouse property

Critic: Plan is inadequate, taxpayers should demand that Xcel chip in now

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Boulder is planning to shell out $4 million to clean up the environmental contamination on the property that is now home to the Dushanbe Teahouse. But one of the nation’s experts on such projects says the remediation does not go far enough and leaves the taxpayers holding the bag.
Wednesday, November 27,2013

Hickenlooper's new oil and gas regulations: Real substance or fracking greenwash?

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
The new regulations may turn out to be little more than the latest ploy by the industry to fulfill its goal of rapidly drilling up Colorado’s remaining gas reserves before the lucrative natural gas export market dries up.
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Thursday, August 22,2013

Eracism: Latino history in Boulder County

The rich, untold Latino history of Boulder County, and why we are telling it

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
Back then, the signs in the storefronts read, “No dogs or Mexicans allowed.” Today, unless you’re old enough to have had such images seared into your memory, it’s hard to believe that such hurtful idiocy could ever have existed so openly in our world, but it did.
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Thursday, August 8,2013

Disinformation: Contamination under Boulder's Dushanbe Teahouse

Were the facts given to city council about contamination twisted to push through the Dushanbe Teahouse project in 1997?

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
In this, the third part of our series, we are examining how the current contaminated location of the teahouse came to be chosen from among the dozens of potential sites that were available to the project at the time of its construction in 1997.
Thursday, July 25,2013

Drone season

'Boulder Weekly' lines up to be first to shoot one down

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
For sporting types like ourselves, the alluring call of the wild drone was not something we could resist. It was mid-morning when we headed out for Deer Trail, a tiny burg that sprouts from the empty plains with an optimistic population estimate of 598.
Wednesday, July 24,2013

The drone-shooting rules

By Jefferson Dodge and Joel Dyer
If approved by the Deer Trail Board of Trustees on Aug. 6, the seven-page ordinance drone-shooting ordinance drafted by Phillip Steel would do the following.
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