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What can we learn about criminal justice reform from the coronavirus pandemic?

The Boulder County Jail only had 199 inmates on Friday, May 22 — a record low, according to Sheriff Joe Pelle. The daily average has hovered below 250 since the jail, in conjunction with the District Attorney’s office, started releasing people at the end of March due to coronavirus concerns. Before the pandemic, the average […] The post What can we learn about criminal justice reform fr...

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No confidence in the system

Alma Rosa Perez-Aguirre cried all the way back to Longmont from the Sterling Correctional Facility. She had left Boulder County around 5 a.m. on May 15 with her daughter and niece, driving more than 120 miles to pick up her brother Oscar Perez-Aguirre upon his release. Oscar had called Alma the day before, elated. At […] The post No confidence in the system appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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The return of three-dot journalism… politics never sleeps edition…

Deep in his heart… he does believe… that they’ll smoke legal pot someday… New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week said “I believe we will” legalize marijuana in New York, but he isn’t setting a date… Cuomo was asked during a coronavirus presser why the state hasn’t legalized marijuana as a way to generate revenue […] The post The return of three-dot journalism&...

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Astrology 5/28/20

ARIES March 21-April 19: “The best of my nature reveals itself in play, and play is sacred,” wrote the feisty Aries author Karen Blixen, who sometimes used the pen name Isak Dinesen. The attitude described in that statement helps illuminate the meaning of another one of her famous quotations: “I do not think that I […] The post Astrology 5/28/20 appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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Developing a NASA mission

Imagine spending years coming up with an exciting idea for a space telescope, proposing it to NASA, and getting approval to develop the concept just as the world shuts down for COVID-19. This is the situation faced by researchers at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), who have until the […] The post Developing a NASA mission appeared first on B...

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Logistx at the Block

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Block 1750 from finding a way to connect with the community. And from helping the community connect with their own bodies.        The dance-based community center will host a virtual fundraiser and hip-hop breaking lesson with Logan Edra, the 17-year-old powerhouse breakdancer commonly known as Logistx.       […] The post Logistx at the Block appeared...

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We all go a little mad sometimes

Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) is precisely the type of writer you’d expect to meet if you’d read one of her stories: Distant, acerbic and drunk. Her husband, Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg), also fits the mold. He’s a college professor with a bushy beard, dark-framed glasses and elbow patches on his tweed jacket. He’d undoubtedly smell […] The post We all go a little mad sometim...

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Home viewing: Writers on screen

Writers themselves aren’t that dramatic or empathetic a subject,” screenwriter Sarah Gubbins says. “As a genus and species they are wont to be solitary, sedentary and sullen. Social mores often elude them. As a breed they are prone to paranoia, anxiety, depression and petty self-absorption. And they tend to go extended periods without bathing.” Write […] The post Home viewing: Writer...

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