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Endorsement Process Ignores Women Candidates

Endorsement Process Ignores Women Candidates

With 16 days remaining until the votes are counted in Boulder’s 2011 municipal election, the newspapers and major groups are mostly done with their much-anticipated endorsements of candidates and ballot issues. Each year, the talk among [...]

How the Koch Brothers Are Trying to Influence Your Elected Officials

How the Koch Brothers Are Trying to Influence Your Elected Officials

Just about every week of every year the Boulder city staff produces a Weekly Information Packet (WIP) for each council member.  Often containing up to 1,000 pages of reading, the WIP includes the agenda for the upcoming council meeting or study [...]

Our Newspaper and Property Taxes

Our Newspaper and Property Taxes

All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. H. L. Mencken The local newspaper is [...]

Tax Assessment vs. Listing Price

Tax Assessment vs. Listing Price

The Camera recently has made an issue of the difference between the County Assessor’s valuation of our house ($835,000) and the listing price ($2.1 million). We bought the home in which we live at 1680 Wilson Court in 1988. The assertion made in [...]