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4 years 2 months ago

Number of poor grows in U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with one in 6 Americans - many of them 65 and older - struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other costs. Preliminary census figures released Wednesday show that government...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado weatherizes nearly 3,400 homes

State and local agencies have weatherized nearly 3,400 homes in Colorado, triggering full access to the state's $79.5 million in stimulus funds for the work. Gov. Bill Ritter and Department of Energy officials noted Colorado's progress in a conference call Wednesday with the media. Annual program funds have paid...

4 years 10 months ago

Aspen area adds $20,000 to emergency aid fund

Pitkin County commissioners have agreed to put $20,000 more in a fund offering one-time help to residents struggling to pay bills like their rent or mortgages. The Pitkin County Emergency Assistance Fund has already used up $20,000 budgeted for 2010. County commissioners voted Tuesday to allocate $20,000 more from...

4 years 11 months ago

Students bring attention to homeless

A student club at Pueblo Community College is trying to help the homeless in tough economic times. PCC's PS CARE Club will conduct its eighth annual "Building Bridges" sleep out from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday in the college's outdoor amphitheater. The purpose is to raise awareness...

4 years 11 months ago

More families depend on school lunches

For a couple tight weeks after taking in her sixth-grade stepson, Lisa Lewis fretted about how to pay for his school lunches. Unable to find a full-time job, the 37-year-old works part-time at a Kansas City, Kan., daycare, earning minimum wage. On that money alone, she supports herself, her...

5 years 1 month ago

Camping ban on Council agenda today

The Colorado Springs City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to place a ban on camping in public places. The ordinance seems aimed particularly at camping along Fountain Creek. Several hundred people are living in a makeshift tent city this winter, and while the problem isn't...

5 years 5 months ago

Colorado lawmakers consider measures to cut poverty

Colorado lawmakers are considering a package of bills aimed at reducing the number of people in poverty. Proposed measures being considered Tuesday by the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force include one that would allow people claiming the earned income tax credit to collect their refunds before other tax refunds....

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