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Tag Archives: Poverty

Three years in, an ambitious experiment to improve the odds for kids at one elementary school is scaling back

Blocks of Hope was once envisioned as a pint-sized version of the Harlem Children’s Zone. The project would provide an array of educational and social […]...

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March 9, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Survey: Race and ethnicity impact Coloradans health and quality of life

DENVER – How much money you make and your ethnic background have a big impact on neighborhood infrastructure and your chances for a healthy life, […]...

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November 23, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s gender pay gap: Five disturbing facts

Colorado’s gap in pay between men and women is wide, according to a report released last week by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “There […]...

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November 2, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: The Bernie Sanders pope praises and rebukes Congress

Maybe the most telling moment of Pope Francis’s address to Congress came when he finally got to abortion. This would be, at last, the Republicans’ […]...

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September 25, 2015 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, The Mix, Wiretap

Wiretap: Pope Francis tackles immigration, climate change, poverty

Big talk It didn’t take the pope long. First day in town, and he’s already talking immigration, climate change and poverty. He also met with […]...

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September 24, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Aspen’s skewed American dream

Kelli Bohl, 36, believes she is living the American dream. Born, raised and working in the Roaring Fork Valley, she’s having a tough time paying […]...

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June 3, 2015 Civil Rights, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

News Poem: ‘I have traveled much to go nowhere today’

Blood pressure reacts to such toxic swallowings...

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May 13, 2015 Just In, News Poetry, The Mix, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Mother’s Day would be happier if America took care of its mothers

Unhappy holidays Hope you had a happy Mother’s Day. Now imagine, Ezra Klein writes, how happy it might have been if America really cared about […]...

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May 11, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

#Coleg Notebook: The cycle of poverty meets the cycle of smoothie

The Cycle of Poverty The Colorado House debated a series of poverty-related bills on Monday. First, lawmakers passed a ban on using Electronic Benefit Cards […]...

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March 30, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Paul Ryan will cure poverty with his binder

Paul Ryan is back with his hammock theory on poverty -- that the war on poverty is lost and the big government programs make everyone poorer. ...

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March 6, 2014 Education, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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