Poverty

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Manna shortens name, broadens mission in Durango

There was no big announcement or rollout, but Manna Soup Kitchen has changed its name, logo and mission to reflect what the organization is today. Now simply Manna , the name shift came after the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Obamacare repeal could leave Colorado with high Medicaid cost

Thousands of people in Southwest Colorado are enrolled in Medicaid, but the state may not be able to maintain all that coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. President Donald Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Archbishop uses ‘Social Gospel’ to fight poverty

ALBUQUERQUE – When Pope Francis appointed a new archbishop of New Mexico’s largest diocese last year, some anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism given his previous work on immigration reform...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Demon Cares Closet provides private help to needy teens

Families whose budgets barely cover housing and food often find school supplies and clothes are out of reach. Other students are homeless, couch surfing or living in cars. Enter the Demon Cares...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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SUCAP celebrates 50 years of building community

It began as part of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s War on Poverty, and 50 years later, the nonprofit Southern Ute Community Action Programs has become an integral part of the Ignacio community,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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In Memphis and around U.S., economic averages miss big picture

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Dozens of FedEx jets queue up for takeoff at the airport here. Beale Street, the heart of the music district, hums with tourists. Yet the empty storefronts in Memphis’ moribund...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Global flight reminds New Mexico lawmaker of world’s poverty, shared humanity

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico Republican who is attempting a solo flight around the world to honor U.S. veterans killed in wars said Friday the experience has reminded him of the poverty and shared...

DATE: April 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional news

State offers assistance to pay heating bills

It may feel like spring outside, but a state program aimed at helping struggling Coloradans pay for heating bills is taking applications until April 30. The Low-income Energy Assistance Program ...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Community Foundation infuses almost $1 million into Southwest Colorado

In 2015, the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado invested almost $930,000 in the nonprofits in five counties in Southwest Colorado it benefits. Another $250,000 in grants were arranged...

DATE: March 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Volunteer group works to fight Fort Lewis College students’ hunger

Fort Lewis College is among more than 200 colleges and universities across the country that have opened food pantries and other services for students who can’t afford to feed themselves. “Anywhere...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fort Lewis College honors King with three days of activities

Martin Luther King Day on Monday will kick off three days of social justice activities at Fort Lewis College, which will offer everything from the longstanding tradition of a March for Solidarity...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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No place to call home

Despite public perception, the homeless aren’t a faceless group of shiftless, substance-abusing ne’er-do-wells. They are men, women and children just like the rest of us except for one thing – one...

DATE: July 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news