This morning the Colorado Children's Campaign released its annual report, "Kids Count," at the State Capitol. According to the report, more Colorado children were living in poverty in 2012 than during the worst of the Great Depression. And despite the economic recovery, "one in six Colorado children ... More >>
"I was so excited! I just got out of Spanish class and ran down the hallway to meet her. It's like meeting a rock star," says Stella Brown, an eighth-grader at Boulder's Horizon's K-8 School. Brown was racing down the hall to meet Teddy Namuyiga -- not Taylor Swift. Namuyiga is one of two Ugandan ... More >>
"Hunger is hard to recognize in America," CBS's Charles Kuralt intones gravely over images of malnourished children. "We know of it in other places, like Asia or Africa. But these children, all of them, are Americans. And all of them are hungry." That was the message of the landmark 1968 report "Hun ... More >>
How do Colorado's working poor feel about Obama and Romney? Today's London Guardian seeks an answer. Reporter Gary Younge spoke to people at a Fort Collins food bank like Mark Weaver, an ex-human resources manager and chair of Loveland's Chamber of Commerce. "It was very humiliating," he says of go ... More >>
Here's the problem: In Denver, 56 percent of public school fourth graders are not proficient in reading -- a measurement that experts say is closely linked to dropout rates, graduation rates and possibly even incarceration. It's an alarming trend that is much worse for minority and low-income studen ... More >>
The amount of money Colorado spends on children is shrinking at a time when the number of children -- and the number of children in poverty -- is rising, according to a report released today by the Colorado Children's Campaign. President Chris Watney says it's disheartening to watch the safe ... More >>
No turkeys at the Dollar Tree.Some readers were not giving thanks for Jenn Wohletz's "Get your Thanksgiving dinner from the Dollar Tree," a seasonal guide to her favorite store. Sniffs dishpr: This comes off as snobby, elitist and in very poor taste. Adds GFTW: Westword, the DollarTree of r ... More >>
Dr. Steve Berman (left), Angela Glover Blackwell and Bill Shore discuss childhood hunger.Colorado's children suffer from two seemingly contradictory food-related health problems: hunger and obesity. That's the word from the Colorado Children's Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy organization focus ... More >>
Thursday, September 29, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.
Marissa GavelJorge Rendon, known as Morning Star on wax, has a notable duality about him. With a moniker that comes with references in the Bible to both Jesus and the Devil as the "morning star," it seems as though he embraces both characters. On one hand he is a proud Mexican, dedicated to ... More >>
"What I'd really like to do is propose a bill that would require the state to keep all of the babies delivered to unwed mothers in public hospitals, and sell them on the open adoption market. It's time for Colorado to turn the cycle of poverty into the cycle of profitability!"
Waging a Living puts faces to America's working poor.