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2 years 7 months ago

US intelligence sees poverty plummet by 2030

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Poverty across the planet will drop sharply by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources. The chief at the U.S. government's top intelligence analysis shop says if current economic and demographic trends continue, 1 billion people...

3 years 5 months ago

Telmosse giveaway needs a space

For decades the Bob Telmosse Giveaway has been a place for families in the Pikes Peak region to get a Christmas dinner and new toys for their kids, free of charge, no questions asked. But this year organizers are wondering exactly where that place will be. With so many...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado poverty up

DENVER (AP) - New census data shows that the number of neighborhoods with a significant number of people living in poverty has doubled in Colorado over the last decade. The Census Bureau looked at the number of neighborhoods where at least 20 percent of residents were living in poverty....

5 years 2 months ago

Violence among homeless on the rise

It's an emerging problem in the already muddy waters of the no-camping ordinance debate. There's been a recent rash of violence among the homeless population. "The problem is becoming more and more obvious to the community." says Bob Holmes, a homeless advocate with Homeward Pikes Peak. "We do hear that...

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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