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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

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

Wiretap: MoDo loves Hick; GOPers love Huck

"The two Democrats seem as if they wandered out of a Frank Capra movie; they have the sort of innocent, zany charm that you rarely see in a profession that stamps out spontaneity."...

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January 30, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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

Littwin: The real war on Christmas

Christmas movies are all about the happy ending. Carelessly switch to one of the cable TV news stations, though, and the game is up. ...

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December 24, 2013 Health, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

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

Video: House GOP war on farm bill food assistance will get uglier

Do they get that Obamacare is the law of the land? Do they get that they shut down the government? Do they get who will be affected by their proposed $40 billion cut to the nation's food assistance program?...

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October 3, 2013 Civil Rights, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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This Tuesday, May 22! Gubernatorial candidates discuss their policies around work and working families

The Colorado Independent’s Tina Griego will be moderating this gubernatorial forum centered on issues related to working families, labor rights, protections for immigrants and refugees, […]

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Of eight candidates for Colorado governor, who would release their tax returns?

Read my lips: No view taxes. That’s what some candidates in Colorado’s eight-person race for governor, Republican and Democrat, are saying about the prospect of […]

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