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Tag Archives: food stamps

Guest Post: Growing and eating nutritious food is a right, not a political position

The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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April 20, 2018 Guest Posts, Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix

GRIEGO: Colorado has a problem with hunger. What’s happening in Washington could make it worse.

In Congress, the land of posturing and pandering, a tussle is going on in a House committee over the Farm Bill, and before you drift […]...

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March 25, 2018 Griego, Health, Just In, The Mix

Q&A: The typical Coloradan suffering from chronic hunger is a child and the ripple effects are costing everyone

 Kathy Underhill is the chief executive officer of Hunger Free Colorado, a nonprofit founded in 2009 to tackle the issue of hunger in Colorado at […]...

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March 22, 2018 Griego, Health, Just In, The Mix

Colorado slogging behind nation on food stamps

DENVER – People are at their best when they have enough to eat, but one in seven Coloradans still doesn’t know when or where to […]...

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February 1, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: So far from Mayberry

You've seen the pictures of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of Michael Brown. How did this come to be? What does it mean for our country?...

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August 14, 2014 The Mix, Uncategorized

Polis rails against wasteful ‘soviet-style’ farm-bill policy

Washington predictably spared handouts to special interests and slashed support for the poor. ...

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February 10, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats

Colo. hunger watchers welcome long-stalled farm bill deal

Congress spent two years kicking the can down the road, but it appears members are finally prepared to vote on a farm bill this week....

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January 29, 2014 Health, In-Depth

Wiretap: The war on the war to help the people who can’t pay lobbyists

Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, the battle now is about who won. Nobody won....

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January 9, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: The President is sorry and so is 60 Minutes

This is how bad it has gotten. President Obama had to go on TV to apologize for the disastrous Obamacare rollout. It wasn't much of an apology. Now he'll have to apologize for the apology. ...

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November 8, 2013 Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Coming food program cuts will bring hunger, economic pain

Benefits passed in 2009 expire November 1, which means families receiving assistance can expect to lose about 16 meals per month....

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October 31, 2013 Health, In-Depth, Politics

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Highlights from those panels on how to save The Denver Post. Now what?

Last Tuesday— and again on Thursday— people packed into The Denver Press Club to engage with a town-hall-slash-panel discussion largely focused on what readers can or should do about […]

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