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Colorado Daily

Opinion: Sam Weaver: Delay of CU South could have deadly consequences

Some politics happen at a distance — decisions made in Denver or D.C. affect us in Boulder — but the forums for the fights and most of the combatants are not our neighbors. City politics are different, as the consequences can be as meaningful while the deciders and activists are our neighbors and friends. Disappointing outcomes often feel more personal. Those who prevail wonder why those who did not can’t just move on.
BOULDER, CO
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Colorado Daily

Opinion: Sam Weaver: Benefits of even-year elections are uncertain, drawbacks are clear

I’m compelled to open this column by acknowledging the most recent Supreme Court travesty. The Dobbs ruling overturning the longstanding right to reproductive choice is a heinous attack on personal freedom and bodily autonomy. This inhumane, undemocratic and wildly unpopular decree by an illegitimate court will be recognized by history as a reactionary power grab. While there are enormous differences in subject, circumstances and effects, the Dobbs ruling is as abhorrent as the Dred Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson decisions. These court actions have stripped away autonomy from entire classes of individuals in service of an autocratic policy agenda of forcible limitation of individual personal freedom. Birth, marriage, sexual desire, family structure — all of these foundational life choices are now at growing risk of limitation or removal by state governments. These looming state restrictions will be.
BOULDER, CO
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Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sam Weaver named new basketball coach at Longview

Sam Weaver, who has coached for more than 40 years at the college and high school level, will be the next head boys basketball coach at Longview High School. Weaver will take over the position vacated by Don Newton, who this past week was hired as athletic director at Whitehouse High School.
LONGVIEW, TX
Colorado Daily

Opinion: Sam Weaver: April showers bring thoughts of flood risk

Springtime has arrived in our beautiful patch of the Rockies. Thoughts locally turn to the Bolder Boulder, music festivals, camping out under the stars and dipping toes in cool streams. It’s also snow melt season, when we’ll see high waters in our greenways and hope that rainstorms don’t stall nearby.
BOULDER, CO
Daily Camera

Sam Weaver: A year after Boulder’s mass tragedy brings reflection on community

Almost a year ago, a disturbed person carrying an instrument constructed for efficiently killing human beings arrived at a community center in Boulder. We don’t know what forces brought him unprovoked and most unwelcome into our lives. This person used their deadly machine for its designed purpose and brought violent tragedy into many lives by executing 10 members of our community. The sudden and unanticipated arrival of mortal brutality during common acts of daily living is the essence of terror, and that’s what arrived in Boulder on March 22, 2021.
BOULDER, CO
Daily Camera

Sam Weaver: City Council retreat is a negotiation about deploying resources

Certain traits come down through family, though some tendencies apparently skip a generation. After his World War II deployment, my grandfather served his community as a volunteer firefighter and then town mayor. I seem to have followed in his footsteps in those latter two ways at least. My public service...
BOULDER, CO
allaccess.com

10 Questions with ... Sam Weaver

I’m the Urban/R&B Editor at All Access and owner of a radio talent coach/strategic advisor business (Radiocoach.biz) for terrestrial/Internet radio personalities- programmers and for those in other audio platforms such as podcasts and YouTube. I also advise independent music artists & managements on various projects. I have been in...
Daily Camera

Guest Opinion: By Sam Weaver and Mary Young: Vote ‘No’ on Ballot Questions 300 and 302

It’s election season in Boulder. This year’s ballot includes selection of city leadership and decisions on several ballot questions. We wish to share why we will vote NO on two very weighty ballot initiatives, Questions 300 and 302. Their practical outcomes could have consequences that far outweigh their simplistic slogans and might well set our community back by several years or decades.
BOULDER, CO
Daily Camera

Guest Opinion: Sam Weaver: Imminent climate change threat requires impactful response at CU South

A time of difficult decisions is upon us, as much as we all might wish differently. Forests are aflame, rivers increasingly wash away lives, and familiar weather patterns are no longer. The people of Boulder face increasingly difficult tradeoffs in the face of accelerating climate disruptions. As a city, our public safety mandate requires that effectively protecting lives is our top priority. Boulder has a significant decision before us regarding the CU South property which would enable us to better guard against destruction and death from flooding. This subject is never far from our public safety conversations, as Boulder has the highest flood risk of any Colorado city by a very wide margin. As recent fatal floods in Fort Collins, China and Germany have shown, these events are increasing in frequency, magnitude, and resulting human suffering. We must respond to growing climate threats through emissions reductions and adaptation measures that improve our resilience. The planned South Boulder Creek flood mitigation project is precisely this latter response, and our upcoming choices will determine whether and when lives will be protected.
BOULDER, CO