Limerick: Small-town discretion an important lesson for us all

“Treat every place as if it were a small town.” This advice comes from Kate Klonick, a professor who teaches courses in information privacy at St. Johns University. She crafted that sentence to warn people against disclosing private information in public places where we think we are unobserved. But add just seven more words, and…

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Limerick: Let’s get things rolling like a bus on the Boulder Turnpike in a snowstorm

Joe Amon, The Denver Post – A motorist tries to find purchase on a very slippery road to push a stuck car near the Speer Blvd entrance to I-25 as a heavy snow fall hit during the lunch hour in Downtown Denver Feb. 6, 2019, in Denver. On the morning of Monday, January 28,  snowfall…

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Limerick: This shutdown is beyond bearing

Michael Ciaglo, Special to the Denver Post. Furloughed Housing and Urban Development employee Cheryl Cozad chants as she and others protest the federal government shutdown at the US Custom House on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 in Denver. From the perspective of many citizens, the prolonged government shutdown has met every technical requirement for classification as…

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CU Boulder’s Center of the American West lands $800K grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded an $800,000 grant to the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado for a new program tying historical understanding to real-world solutions for modern problems. The grant will enable more than 100 historians to have the opportunity to tackle some of the West’s most pressing…

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Outgoing US Interior secretary defends legacy as he leaves

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he’s lived up to the conservation ideals of Theodore Roosevelt and insisted the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. The former Montana congressman also…

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