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Entries by Alexia Parks from 10/2009

The Obama "Death" Poll on Facebook

| Posted 10.02.2009 | Denver

So the Secret Service has discovered that the person who put the "Should Obama be Killed?" poll on Facebook was only a kid, and they've shut the books...

A Free-Bike Solution to Traffic Congestion

| Posted 10.05.2009 | Denver

In 2010, Denver will be the first major city in the U.S. to launch a "Paris-style" free bike program. Minneapolis, Boston, and Miami will come on-line soon after.

Inspired Democracy: The Debate Table

| Posted 10.07.2009 | Healthy Living

"What have you done in your own community since Obama was elected president?" they challenged the audience. So I picked up the card and wrote down: "I hosted a Democracy Debate Table."

Boat Mates: Six Key Principles

| Posted 10.08.2009 | Impact

A capsized boat can often be flipped right-side-up again with a little hard work. Are relationships similar?

Boulder's Mock Election

| Posted 10.13.2009 | Denver

If University of Colorado students had their way, Valerie Mitchell, an unknown candidate running for Boulder City Council, would be the city's new mayor.

An Optimist on Climate Change

| Posted 10.20.2009 | Impact

We're at a point," I've been told, "where everything we know is out of date. What happens next is unknowable, unspeakable, and undetermined."

Obama Should Go to Copenhagen

| Posted 10.28.2009 | Impact

If crisis offers an opportunity for rapid change, then Copenhagen is an opportunity that is ripe for Obama's global leadership.