Why Climate Change Makes It Harder to Fight Fire With Fire

Worsening wildfires in recent years have led officials to embrace planned fires to thin forests before disaster strikes. But the warming world is making it tougher to do safely.

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Fires, Then Floods: Risk of Deadly Climate Combination Rises

A new study found that the dangerous pairing of disasters may become more common in the American West as rains trigger runaway surges of mud and debris in areas damaged by wildfire.

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Colorado Wildfire Scorches Nearly 190 Acres and Prompts Evacuations

The blaze, known as the NCAR fire, at its peak led to the evacuation of 19,000 people near Boulder. Officials said there were no injuries or structures damaged.

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Valieva’s Competitors May Be Denied the Ultimate Olympic Thrill

Because of the doping scandal involving Kamila Valieva of Russia, her top competitors may be denied the joy of receiving a medal on the Olympic podium during the Games.

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‘I Have Absolutely Nothing’: After a Massive Winter Fire, What Is Left?

Families whose homes were left in ashes when the Marshall fire swept through Boulder, Colo., now face starting over again in a housing market that was competitive before 991 homes were destroyed.

#boulder-colo, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

Colorado Wildfire Inquiry Focuses on Christian Sect, Twelve Tribes

Investigators are looking at the possibility that a fire that destroyed more than 900 homes started on property owned by a fundamentalist Christian sect known as Twelve Tribes.

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Colorado Wildfire Probe Focuses on Christian Sect

Investigators are looking at the possibility that a fire that destroyed more than 900 homes in Colorado started on property owned by a fundamentalist Christian sect known as the Twelve Tribes.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

After Catastrophic Fire, Colorado Fights a New Hazard: 10 Inches of Snow

A snowstorm brought relief to fire crews battling massive fires. But those whose homes survived were struggling against new threats — from cold and ice.

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Record-Setting Colorado Fires Destroyed More Than 500 Homes

Unlike fires in mountain wilderness, which often burn over the course of weeks, the destruction on Thursday played out in minutes and hours.

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Colorado Wildfires: What We Know

The fires on Thursday burned at least 500 homes and forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate.

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Colorado Wildfires: More Than 30,000 People Ordered Evacuated

Residents of Superior and Louisville, in Boulder County, are forced to flee.

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Suspect in Mass Killing at Colorado Grocery Store Is Mentally Incompetent, Judge Says

The man accused of murdering 10 people in Boulder, Colo., in March will be sent to a state hospital “to restore his competency as soon as possible so that we may proceed forward with the case,” prosecutors said.

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‘I Know She’s Gone, but Why?’: Love and Loss at a Boulder Grocery Store

Funerals for the victims of the mass shooting in Colorado were being held this week. Teri Leiker, a beloved employee at the King Soopers store for 31 years, was among them.

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An Immigrant Family Caught Up in a Distinctly American Tragedy: The Boulder Shooting

The suspect in the mass shooting at a Colorado supermarket came from an immigrant family that had achieved many of the outward signs of success. But their life in America had not been untroubled.

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Broadcasting ‘the Shock, the Horror, the Outrage’ Live, Again and Again

After Columbine, the media faced criticism for focusing on the assailants rather than on the victims. A lot has changed since 1999 — except the need to cover the tragedies in the first place.

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Motive in Boulder Shooting Is Still a Mystery, Police Say

The gunman used a semiautomatic handgun that is essentially a shortened version of an AR-15-style rifle. He had purchased it legally six days before the attack.

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A Heavily Armed Man at a Grocery Store Adds to Anxiety in Atlanta

Days after mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., a man carrying six weapons and wearing body armor was arrested at an Atlanta market.

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After Boulder Mass Shooting, a City Grapples With Gun Control

Cities across the country have tried to adopt their own regulations. Boulder’s ordinance was blocked in court shortly before a mass shooting left 10 people dead.

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18 Dead. Is This What Getting Back to ‘Normal’ Looks Like?

Our gun-loving culture is killing us.

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Joe Biden’s 30-Year Quest for Gun Control

What are the president’s chances of enacting meaningful gun control in the wake of two mass shootings in less than a week?

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Boulder Shooting Survivors Describe ‘Listening to Him Kill Everyone You Know’

A deadly shooting at a Boulder supermarket left 10 people dead and a state full of grief and fury that it had happened again.

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‘Beyond Comprehension:’ 10 Lives Lost in Boulder

Ten people were shot to death at a Colorado grocery store on Monday. The victims included a police officer who was among the first to arrive on the scene.

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Across States, a Checkerboard of Gun Laws Reflects Partisan Tilt

The political divide on gun policy between red and blue states is another example of the way national issues — including abortion rights and, in the post-Trump era, voting rights — are defining local politics.

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Boulder Shooting: What We Know About the Victims

Ten people were shot to death at a Colorado grocery store on Monday. The victims included a police officer who was among the first to arrive on the scene.

#boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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Boulder Shooting Revives Gun Control Debates

Gabrielle Giffords, the former representative from Arizona, was among those sharing messages of support for the victims.

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Boulder Shooting: Police Officer Was Among 10 Dead

The authorities have not yet released information on most of the victims.

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What to Know About the Colorado Grocery Store Shooting

Ten people were killed in the attack at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo., including a police officer, the authorities said.

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Police Respond to Shooting in Boulder, Colorado

Dozens of police officers in Boulder, Colo., were responding to reports of a shooting at a grocery store on Monday.

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Melee Near University of Colorado-Boulder Injures 3 Police Officers

An informal gathering that swelled to as many as 800 people, most of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing, turned violent on Saturday, officials said.

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Not an Ideal Process or an Ideal Agreement, but, Finally, a Deal

Americans nationwide are glad that Congress, after a painfully prolonged process, has agreed to a stimulus package, however imperfect.

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Neither Thought They’d Marry Again. Then They Spent a Pandemic Together.

Luis Solis and Hailey Terrell, each divorced and wary of new love, had a change of heart about marriage while in quarantine together.

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Colorado Wildfire Grows Into Largest in State History

Left vulnerable by dry conditions, more than 430,000 acres have burned so far in what has been one of the worst years ever for wildfires in the state.

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Crazy Weather in Colorado: Roasting Yesterday, Snowing Today

Temperatures plunged more than 50 degrees overnight as an Arctic air mass drove into the Denver area, bringing a very early winter storm on Tuesday.

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Not Saying My Dog Is Cupid, but …

It’s hard to argue with the results.

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