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Colorado begins to reckon with racial bias in child welfare, where Black kids are way overrepresented

The inequity, experienced not just in Colorado but in child welfare systems across the nation, surfaced for scrutiny last spring as the country protested the murder of George Floyd.

Equity

In the San Luis Valley, a small town is using civic engagement to improve lives

A program that teaches participants the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed has graduated people into leadership and entrepreneurial roles throughout the valley.

Health

The affordable housing crisis on Colorado’s Western Slope is showing no sign of easing

The housing gap is wide in Mesa County, which is short 3,736 rental units affordable for people making less than $25,000 per year.

Housing

Where have Colorado’s workers gone? Some say: “We’re still here. Hire us!”

The labor market continues to get even more complex as employers and workers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows fewer workers are out there though. So, where did they go?

Economy

New fence at the edge of Cielo Vista Ranch interrupts 150-year-old religious pilgrimage

10-foot-tall wildlife fence interrupting historic stations of the cross is latest strike in the decades-long squabble between wealthy landowners and Sangre de Cristo Land Grant descendants in the San Luis Valley.

Equity

Colorado Springs’ America the Beautiful Park was once home to dozens of families. Here’s their story.

The park stands on what used to be the Conejos neighborhood in downtown Colorado Springs, a vibrant and diverse working-class community

Culture

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

People who menstruate sometimes find themselves choosing between buying food and paying for hygiene products. Schools and charities are trying to change that equation.

Equity

Colorado’s new board to rename controversial landmarks has its first recommendation: Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board calls for renaming a Clear Creek County peak after the influential Cheyenne translator known as Owl Woman.

Outdoors

On the Navajo Nation, “putting seeds in the ground is our greatest act of resistance,” Fort Lewis students learn

Internship program hones lessons taught by parents and grandparents as students learn the role food, housing, language and ritual play in contemporary human rights struggles. 

Education

Residents of a Steamboat Springs mobile home park that went without power for 60 days still await answers

The electricity was out at Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park from mid-June to mid-August and a state investigation is ongoing.

Equity

A new Colorado law granting Native Americans in-state college tuition is already attracting students

The goal of Senate Bill 29 is to increase the number of Native American students who attend – and are successful – in college

Education

12 charts that tell you everything you need to know about Colorado’s Paycheck Protection loans

More than half of Colorado’s $15.1 billion Paycheck Protection loans have been forgiven

Economy

Racial segregation is getting worse in big U.S. cities — except for Colorado Springs

Among the 113 largest cities examined by researchers for a decade only two qualified as "integrated." One of them was Colorado Springs. Denver ranked as "highly segregated"

Housing