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Boulder’s Police Oversight Panel will consider suspending its work following removal of one of its members

Members of Boulder’s Police Oversight Panel are considering suspending their review of internal investigations into officer misconduct, an indication that the politicized appointment process that culminated in the removal of a panelist this week could jeopardize the city’s civilian oversight of its police department.  During a regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, co-chairs and founding members […]

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Boulder’s occupancy limits would largely remain in place under Colorado land-use bill

The state House Transportation, Housing and Local Government Committee on Tuesday passed the Colorado land-use bill 9-4, after a flurry of amendments reinstated many of the upzoning requirements that were stripped from the bill as it wended its way through the Senate. The bill now heads to the Appropriations Committee. The committee also approved an […]

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Special counsel defends investigation into Boulder Police Oversight Panel member

Boulder officials on Tuesday, May 2, provided city councilmembers with a memo that seeks to answer their questions regarding an investigation by a special counsel into a member of the Police Oversight Panel. The investigation was triggered by a group of residents who lodged complaints alleging the panelist, Lisa Sweeney-Miran, is biased against police. The special counsel, […]

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Boulder Reporting Lab’s publisher named a Reynolds Journalism Institute 2023-24 fellow

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has named Stacy Feldman, founder and publisher of Boulder Reporting Lab, to its 2023-24 class of RJI fellows. The program gives individuals and their news organizations the opportunity to partner with RJI on “practical innovative projects for community-centered news, journalists and the communities they serve.” Chosen projects typically involve […]

Posted inClimate Change

Boulder’s free Pollinator Advocates program enlists locals to help save native insects and birds

The City of Boulder is enlisting Boulderites for the second year of its Pollinator Advocates training, a program trying to protect native insects and birds while fighting climate change — but time is running out to apply.  The training, running from May to late August, will provide classroom learning on what pollinators need to thrive […]

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Boulder County health officials push for update to meth cleanup regulations in public spaces

Boulder County Public Health is working on an update to the state’s regulations for cleaning up methamphetamine contamination, particularly in public spaces such as the Boulder Public Library. “Everything we see points to meth exposure in public spaces not being a significant health risk,” Bill Hayes, an air quality coordinator for the Boulder County Public […]