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Hundreds of Colorado children are awaiting adoption. State officials are asking for new funding to find them homes.

The list of foster children who legally belong to the state of Colorado has 533 names.  Among them is a 15-year-old girl who has lived in 26 places since she went into foster care and became available for adoption at age 10. Another is a 19-year-old man who has spent 226 months – more than […]

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A Native-inclusive safe campsite has opened in Denver. But some lament loss of community.

When Wanbli Cabrera and several of her family members started camping outside of Four Winds American Indian Council at West Fifth Avenue and Bannock Street in Denver five months ago, they were running out of options.  They had been camping on the streets of Denver for years — two, in Cabrera’s case, and longer for […]

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Colorado abortion fund helped 20 times more women last year as other states pass stricter laws

The number of women receiving financial help from a Colorado fund that pays for abortions is climbing as other states continue to enact abortion restrictions and bans.  The fund, managed by the nonprofit abortion rights group Cobalt, helped 20 times as many women last year compared with four years ago, according to fund data provided […]