An English-language version of this article can be read here. Julissa Soto llegó temprano a la iglesia el Miércoles de Ceniza, un día tan apropiado como cualquiera para animar a que las personas pensaran en la mortalidad. Últimamente, Soto había estado yendo mucho a la iglesia, parte de un trabajo que ella, como católica devota, […]
Colorado is struggling to vaccinate more of its Hispanic population. Meet the woman trying to change that.
Una versión en español de este artículo está disponible para leerse aquí. Julissa Soto arrived at the church early on Ash Wednesday, as good a day as any for her to urge people to think about mortality. She’d been in church a lot lately, part of a job that she, a devout Catholic, had come […]
Hispanic men graduate from college in Colorado at low rates. But the numbers can improve.
The gaps are striking. Each year, for instance, thousands of students at the University of Colorado at Boulder start down the path of getting a bachelor’s degree. Six years later, about 69% have managed to get a degree, according to recent federal data. Hispanic men, though? Just 58% graduated. The story is the same at […]
Opinion: As Colorado’s Hispanic population grows, so does its political voice
Colorado’s demographics are changing, and that will have important ramifications for the policy decisions made in the state capitol and in Congress, which affect so much of our everyday lives. Until now, it’s been common for politicians to pay lip service to the concerns of Hispanic voters, while offering little in the way of concrete […]
Opinion: More older Colorado Hispanics lack health insurance. Here’s how we can help change that for all Coloradans.
Latinos between the ages of 50 and 64 in Colorado lack health insurance at rates higher than any other group in the state. And that is extremely disheartening because all Coloradans should have the same access to affordable health care. However, recent policy changes can help Colorado Hispanics get the coverage they desperately need. But […]
Here’s how Colorado health officials aim to close the racial and socioeconomic coronavirus vaccine gap
Barbara Allen wanted a coronavirus vaccine. She just couldn’t find a place to get one. The 74-year-old Aurora woman, who spent 42 years as a Denver Public Schools teacher, reached out to Kaiser Permanente and was also seeking information from King Soopers about where to get inoculated. She never quite got an answer. Then, on […]
Contact tracing in Colorado immigrant communities is most effective with voices from within
By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Early in the pandemic, Ximena Rebolledo León, a registered nurse at Telluride Regional Medical Center in southwest Colorado, needed to find everyone who’d been in contact with a sick Latino restaurant worker whose boss had told him he would lose his job if he didn’t show up. The man […]
Denver survey shows Black and Hispanic families more likely to prefer virtual learning
In late June and early July, the Denver school district asked families to make a choice: Would they want their children to stay home this fall and learn online, or would they want to send their children in person to school buildings, with safety protocols to protect against the coronavirus? The district got answers for […]
Colorado Springs is emblematic of the gender gap opening among Hispanics who could be key in 2020
By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS — Yolanda Avila and Andres Pico are friends who sit next to each other on the Colorado Springs’ city council. But politically the two couldn’t be further apart — Avila is a durable Democrat and Pico an unflinching Republican. It’s a split that’s common across the country, […]