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It’s getting more difficult to maintain my faith in human nature

Photo Credit: Gene J. Puskar, The Associated Press A group holds a sign at the intersection of Murray Ave. and Forbes Ave. in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh during a memorial vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue where a shooter opened fire, killing 11 and wounding six,…

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Polis win highlights Boulder influence in state politics

Editor’s note: This article has been edited to correct Josie Heath’s name. A commonly accepted wisdom has long held that a “Boulder liberal” can’t win statewide office, but in an election year that saw a number of electoral firsts from coast to coast, Jared Polis just likely put that canard to permanent rest with an…

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Landscapes of Living History: Native American Nations and the Rocky Mountain Region

Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I felt separated from federal public lands, like national parks or national forests. At the time, I did not even grasp that I lived near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As I got older and decided to go to graduate school, I began to understand the meaning of federal lands,…

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Limerick: Here’s how to reckon with Kavanaugh…

Here is the mantra of consolation and reassurance I have been reciting to myself for years: “After this most recent episode of bitter and unresolved conflict, the polarization of the American people cannot get any worse. We have hit bottom, and we are ready for recovery.” Repeatedly, this mental exercise for optimism has quickly collided…

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eTown On-stage Interview – Patty Limerick (CU Boulder – Center of the American West)

This week we’ve got both ‘Wailin’ and Willy! Our musical guests, all making their first visit to eTown, are the incredible Canadian trio of singers known as The Wailin’ Jennys (their three part harmonies will make you cry) as well as singer/songwriter Willie Watson (co-founder of the band Old Crow Medicine Show and talented traditional…

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