Social issues

Documentary gives activist Dolores Huerta her due

Dolores Huerta has spent most of her adult life fighting to improve conditions for farm workers in the United States, but she often worked in the shadow of her fellow activist César Chavez....

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Durango film panel to tackle women’s struggle in entertainment industry

The 4 Corners Film Office will facilitate a discussion about women in the entertainment industry as actors continue to come forward with stories about sexual misconduct and sexism in Hollywood. The...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas flow at forum to address homelessness

Tents, tiny shelters, temporary and permanent houses are all potential solutions to ending homelessness, an advocate said Saturday during a day-long forum on the subject. “Ultimately, we have to...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tide Pod doughnuts are irreverent response to harmful trend

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. – Bakers are responding to the dangerous “Tide Pod challenge” with sweet and savory irreverence. Wake N Bake Donuts in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, and Kansas-based Hurts...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Social workers in training get hands-on experience in Four Corners

Social work students must learn a variety of disciplines – public health, psychology and law, to name a few – but learning empathy and how to respect cultures may be one of the most important...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants aim to help address behavioral health care shortage

To address the shortage of behavioral health care in the region, social work students in Durango are receiving additional training and stipends from a federal grant. This school year, 11 students...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents create council to govern themselves

Homeless campers living west of Durango have created a governing council and adopted 19 rules for themselves to give order and security to an otherwise disorderly community. Some of the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

NFL commissioner, players’ union angrily denounce Trump

SOMERSET, N.J. – The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Give Us Dirty Work offers the homeless employment

The Give Us Dirty Work project is offering homeless residents hope through employment. “They are human beings, they need to be part of our society. ... This is why we are trying so hard to offer...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Speaking out

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sees looming challenges with aging population

DENVER – Colorado needs to create a top executive-level position in state government to help public and private groups handle the needs of the state’s rapidly growing population of those 65 and...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Community rallies to discuss school bullying

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin on Thursday told participants in a community meeting that school policies must adjust to the dangers of bullying. Nowlin, whose granddaughter took her own...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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