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How Boulder Handled its Asian Immigrants

November 18th, 2015

Huge buzz is going around about John Hickenlooper’s declaration that Colorado will openly become a foster home to Syrian refugees. Tens of thousands of people could enter the US as they flee the recent escalation of violence against civilians perpetrated by ISIS. Many agree with this policy of open borders, and many detest it, but today will simply be an observation of how Boulder, CO has handled, and continues to handle, its immigrant population. Speculations about the future of Boulder’s foreign policies are left to our readers. Boulder, as almost anyone in the state could tell... Read More

New Renewable Energy Goals Grow Across Country

October 8th, 2015

This past year, states all across the nation have been significantly increasing the percentage of renewable energy that they are aiming to achieve. On this past Wednesday, the 7th of October, new renewable energy goals for California were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The San Francisco Gate reported on the event. This bill requires that “by the end of 2030, half of California’s electricity will come from the wind, the sun and other renewable sources under a new law that sets one of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy targets”. Some other states that have done so already this... Read More

Is Cooperative Living Illegal in Boulder?

September 16th, 2015

Last night, a new movement launched at Boulder City Council advocating for housing policies that support affordable housing and cooperative living. The city of Boulder has an occupancy ordinance that limits the number of “unrelated” adults living in a single-family home to a maximum of three or four. This means that if a house has five bedrooms, it is officially illegal for each bedroom to be rented by one or more unrelated people. The city council has been reviewing this ordinance, and there is a proposal to increase the fines and regulations to further bolster this occupancy policy–including... Read More

A Social Media Policy Change for Small Businesses: Facebook will change the way you promote in 2015

December 2nd, 2014

Facebook has changed policies for the 2015 year and it’s going to adjust how your business promotes, advertises, and produces content for your page. On my own business pages, I’ve noticed that my engagement has really taken a turn downwards from recently having some of my heaviest engagement, via efficient organic strategies, in a long while. And it’s not because my strategies have been failing, but that Facebook is allowing way, way less promotional posts to reach consumer users. Here is what Facebook had to say:  “As part of an ongoing survey, we asked hundreds of thousands of... Read More