(City of Boulder / Courtesy photo) A pilot project by Boulder in which the recently homeless are put to work using wood from felled emerald ash trees for crafts projects enabling them to hone skills preparing them for employment is being called a success, several months after it launch. Billed as Tree Debris to Opportunity, the city earlier this month concluded its first session with clients from the Bridge House Ready to Work Program. They mastered activities ranging from woodworking to laser printing and related computer applications, in converting trees lost to the invasive emerald ash borer into items such as cutting boards or intricate butterfly ornaments. Margo Josephs supervised the program through her role as manager for community partnerships and outreach in Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department. She said three women and four men completed the first session, running from September to early December, with one more participant dropping out due to personal reasons. “It’s been pretty incredible for us to have gotten to know them and to see their transformation through this program,” Josephs said. The challenge is staged in 26 communities around the United States that were once home to newspapers owned by the brothers John S. and James L. Knight. Carl Mills, right, a Ready to Work TreeOpp apprentice, makes a sale at the Boulder County Farmers Market Winter Market on the first weekend of December. (City of Boulder / Courtesy photo) “The point of the Knight Cities Challenge is that we are looking for new solutions and new innovations to either develop or retain talent, to create economic opportunity, and, finally, to further civic engagement,” said George Abbott, Knight Cities Challenge project lead.
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Both VonderHaar and VanderMaiden said both departments take cash for bail. Some of the more than 200 laws that take effect Jan. 1: Women’s health products such as tampons and pads will not be charged the same sales tax as shampoo. Cosmetologists, estheticians, nail technicians and hair braiders will be required to take a one-hour continuing education class about domestic violence and sexual assault to recognize signs of customers. Illinois insurance companies will be required to provide coverage for almost all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive options. Companies will be banned from asking workers paid less than $13.50 an hour to sign a no-compete agreement. Lobbying groups will be ineligible to participate in the state’s pension system. Employers must provide greater flexibility in using sick time, including allowing them to use up to half of their time to attend to the medical needs of family members. The sale or re-lease of properties with high lead levels is banned until the problem is mitigated and the property is considered safe.
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