Colorado Newsline

100s support Palestinians during ‘die-in’ outside Colorado-based Woodward

About 300 people gathered outside the headquarters of Woodward in Fort Collins on Friday to protest the company’s alleged involvement in the Israel-Hamas war. Event organizers held multiple 10-minute-long “die-ins” — a demonstration in which protesters lie on the ground and pretend to be dead — to show solidarity with Palestinians and demand action from Woodward executives.

10 Reasons Why Climbers Should Live in the Midwest

Shortly after graduating from the University of Kansas, I followed in the footsteps of countless Midwestern climbers before me: I stuffed my Subaru to its roof with my entire net worth (which primarily consisted of abused climbing gear, thrifted Patagonia apparel, and an excessive number of secondhand Canon camera lenses) and moved to Boulder.

Boulder Reporting Lab

In photos: CU Boulder union workers hold walkout over ‘untenable’ pay

Unionized employees at the University of Colorado Boulder, represented by United Campus Workers of Colorado (UCW), staged a walkout and rally on Thursday afternoon. About 50 people attended the 45-minute protest, driven by concerns over “untenable wages and salaries” for graduate students, non-tenure track faculty and university staff. 

The Lawrence Times

Staying strong, even in limbo: Meet scientist and aerial artist Jodi Simeon

Every week, a group of women gather to practice aerial arts on 19-foot-tall silks. One of them is 26-year-old Jodi Simeon — described as fearless, despite knowing that her future in Lawrence hinges on random chance.

See also: Mountain biking in Kansas? It exists, and it’s thriving: Meet Oona Nelson

Kansas Reflector

Candlelight vigil at Statehouse honors Kansas officers killed in the line of duty

Community members and law enforcement officers gathered at the Statehouse on Thursday evening to commemorate bonds that one speaker described “as strong as family.”

If You’ve Been to Yosemite Lately You’ll Have Heard of Her. If Not…

On a chilly spring evening in early April, Amity Warme and Brent Barghahn scrambled onto the summit of El Capitan, exhausted and overjoyed. They had just topped out Freerider (VI 5.13a; 32 pitches) in a truly enviable style: In a little over 18 hours, without support, rap rehearsal, or stashed gear, they both free climbed the route, making Warme only the fifth woman to free the Big Stone in a day, and likely the first to do so in this self-reliant style. 

Kansas Reflector

Lawrence police work with domestic violence center to prevent and identify human trafficking

In the years following a high-profile murder case, the Lawrence Police Department and The Willow Domestic Violence Center  joined forces to help victims of human trafficking.

The Lawrence Times

Teen seeks immunity in shooting death of Lawrence 14-year-old

A Lawrence 17-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy is seeking immunity from prosecution, and a judge will hear that motion before the court considers prosecutors’ request to try the teen as an adult.

Kansas Reflector

Advocates gather to support former University of Kansas professor following his sentencing

Supporters of former University of Kansas professor Franklin Tao gathered in the cold wind and rain Wednesday outside the Robert J. Dole Federal Courthouse.

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