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The new front line for ‘water protectors’

The week of Joe Biden’s inauguration began with the news that he planned to rescind approval for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, as part of his commitment to address climate change. For more than a decade, environmentalists and indigenous groups have fought the project, intended to carry 830,000 barrels […] The post The new front line for ‘water protect...

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The test of a moral society

In the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Matthew Wynia aided relief efforts on an off-coast hospital ship, where it quickly became clear there weren’t enough resources to help everyone who needed it. “There were hundreds of thousands of people who needed help of various forms,” he says. “And how do you decide who […] The post The test of a moral society appeared first on Bo...

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No excuses

Scroll through the leadership team on most national environmental organizations’ websites and a certain trend emerges: the majority of staff members are white. Racial discrimination and environmental challenges are inexorably connected, yet seem to be isolated when it comes to organizations employing a diverse workforce in the environmental sector. People of color (POC) hold very […] The p...

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Feeling your pain

Michelle St. Pierre had just had dental surgery, and she was curious how cannabis would work as an alternative to opioid painkillers. As a Ph.D. candidate studying clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, St. Pierre was familiar with cannabis’ pain-alleviating qualities. After all, her area of focus is mental health and pain, […] The post Feeling your pain appea...

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Astrology 1.21.20

ARIES March 21-April 19: On May 4, 2019, my Aries friend Leah woke up in a state of amazement. During the night, she felt she had miraculously become completely enlightened. Over the next 16 hours, she understood her life perfectly. Everything made sense to her. She was in love with every person and animal she […] The post Astrology 1.21.20 appeared first on Boulder Weekly....

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What to do when there’s ‘nothing’ to do…

If your organization is planning an event of any kind, please email Caitlin at crockett@boulderweekly.com.  EVENTS Virtual Mobility for All — RTD LiVE and Mobile Ticketing Workshop. 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, via Facebook Live, bit.ly/3o6Lnv1. This event is free.  During this virtual workshop, you’ll learn how to sign up for RTD LiVE and how […] The post What to do when there...

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A ‘ma and pop rock ‘n’ roll album’

Dustin Moran and KR Nelson were on a set break during a gig last March in Austin, Texas, when they heard that South by Southwest was canceled. The duo, who craft poetic alternative-folk rock together as Many Mountains, were on their first tour outside of Colorado. The Louisville-based couple has been making music together and […] The post A ‘ma and pop rock ‘n’ roll album’ appeared f...

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America at a crossroads and Bob Dylan on tour

In 1975, the U.S. was at a crossroads. The Vietnam War was over, and Americans were more disillusioned than ever. Big cities out east, like New York and Washington D.C., prepped for the Bicentennial, but Small Town, U.S.A., seemed not to notice. Or care. “It’s like America lost its conviction for anything,” Bob Dylan says […] The post America at a crossroads and Bob Dylan on tour appea...

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