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Denver-based debt collector must return $475K to Washington consumers

SEATTLE — A Denver-based collection agency must return about $475,000 it collected improperly from up to 5,000 Washington consumers after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson prevailed in a lawsuit alleging unlawful debt-collection practices. Ferguson’s office says Machol & Johannes must also forgive as much as $250,000 in fees and costs for hundreds of people, and […]

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Opinion: A state office of financial empowerment could help stop debt traps across Colorado

Although we are from seemingly very different communities — Aurora, a large city; and the Roaring Fork Valley, a rural area that spans three counties — through our collaborative efforts, we’ve come to understand that many Coloradans, regardless of their location, live with profound social and economic disparities. Both communities have marginalized and often forgotten […]

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At Colorado College, where tuition runs $71,000, many new in-state students will pay just a fraction — or nothing at all

When Mark Hatch started working at Colorado College 18 years ago, in-state students accounted for more than 30% of the student body at the small, selective private liberal arts college nestled at the base of Pikes Peak. Fast forward to today and that share has dropped roughly in half.  “A lot of families in Colorado […]