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As Colorado schools get hotter, air conditioning is still out of reach for some

Schools across Colorado began opening for the fall semester in the middle of August, with daytime temperatures reaching into the 90s in some places. Tens of thousands of Colorado public school students attend school in buildings with no air conditioning in their classrooms, and often—especially in buildings that are many decades old—no air conditioning in […]

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More than 36,000 Colorado kids from low-income families could miss out on the Child Tax Credit, advocates fear

More than 36,000 Colorado children could lose out on a historic expansion of the federal Child Tax Credit because their families don’t file income taxes with the IRS.  The tax credit, which is temporarily expanded this year through funding from the federal coronavirus stimulus package, known as the American Rescue Plan, is being hailed as […]

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Pueblo teachers are battling a district requirement that they go to school, even though students are at home

PUEBLO — When Jamie Martinez’s nose started to run and her sinuses became stuffy earlier this month, she suspected her allergies were flaring up like they typically do this time of year. But the mild signs of allergies soon morphed into symptoms of a different kind. A sinus headache tugged at her throughout the first […]