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As Colorado schools get hotter, air conditioning is still out of reach for some

Schools across Colorado began opening for the fall semester in the middle of August, with daytime temperatures reaching into the 90s in some places. Tens of thousands of Colorado public school students attend school in buildings with no air conditioning in their classrooms, and often—especially in buildings that are many decades old—no air conditioning in […]

Posted inEducation, Equity, Health, News

How programs across Colorado aim to end “period poverty” with free tampons and pads

As the new school term begins at Denver Public Schools, students who menstruate may be surprised to find new additions near the paper towels and soap in girls’, all-gender and teacher restrooms: free tampons and menstrual pads. While many private and public schools in the state have tampons and pads available for sale in restrooms, […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Health, Housing, News

Confusion and omissions dampen hopes for speedy COVID-19 vaccinations of unhoused Coloradans

Advocates for people experiencing homelessness in Colorado are worried and frustrated that neither homeless shelter residents nor people living on streets are included in the state’s current COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. An October 2020 draft state vaccination priority plan didn’t mention those living on streets, but did include people living in shelters during the second phase of […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, COVID, Health, Politics and Government

Six months after eviction, a Denver woman wonders if she’ll ever have stable housing again

Despite two weeks of a harsh cough and feeling achy and awful while she was sick with COVID-19, as well as lingering shortness of breath weeks later, contracting the coronavirus in late October is not the worst thing that has happened to Mireya Marquez this year. Marquez, 39, a transgender woman living in Denver, was […]