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One apartment building changing hands sheds light on the dire shortage of affordable housing in Arvada

Gerald Flores lived for almost four years in a one-bedroom apartment at 5840 Carr St. in Arvada. But on Jan. 10, he received a notice that he and three other tenants in the 20-unit building had 30 days to move out. The building had been purchased from the family of Flores’ landlord by investors who […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Violence in place of political debate weakens our nation

The violent incursion at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday disrespected, demeaned and threatened the right of every citizen who peaceably engages in the democratic process in our country. Deliberation, debate, argument, compromise, deal-making; these are the means to advance interests in a democracy.  The leaders and organizations of the West/Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation — including […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News

About a third of Jeffco students qualify for subsidized meals. There are fears many can’t access them during coronavirus.

Feeding families struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic has risen as a top priority for many school districts across Colorado, but a band of community organizations is calling on Jeffco Public Schools to do more to make sure its students have enough food. Led by Coloradans for the Common Good, the organizations convened […]

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Online classes aren’t going anywhere, but thousands of Colorado students still don’t have internet access

Laura Martinez’s home sits on a two-block stretch of Commerce City where cell phone service doesn’t exist. Anyone in her community who doesn’t have access to the internet can’t make a phone call. “That’s how important internet is,” said Martinez, a mother of three. The urban technological headache is one shared by people in many […]