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Colo. police reform a possibility

DENVER – Colorado police chiefs Tuesday released a position paper acknowledging the unrest after incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, where grand juries did not indict...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

High court reviewing pregnant worker case

WASHINGTON – Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Young was pregnant...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Local firm to pay $90K in settlement

A local company sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for age discrimination has agreed to pay $90,000 to settle the lawsuit.The EEOC filed the lawsuit in 2011 and claimed...

DATE: April 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new thinking on an age-old problem

As local residents and officials mobilize to meet struggling families' needs today, advocates say some big-picture and novel approaches also will be a necessary part of the battle against poverty....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children squeezed, too, in poverty’s clutches

As more La Plata County parents slip from security to poverty, educators and social service providers say the hardship inevitably trickles down to their children.“The impact on these kids is almost...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brother, can you spare a dime?

One-time help won't cut it this time.As the new reality in poverty's changing statistics takes hold, local families' financial hardships have gone from “crisis to chronic” through no fault of their...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single father of four fights to keep roof over family's head

Butch Lawrence started over three times last year. He's lived in the woods more than once. There was a time when “home” was his car, parked at a local gas station. Lawrence has four children...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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