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Unsheltered and expecting: A southwest Colorado couple could lose their children if they don’t find housing

Amie Dieter and Andrew Miller are expecting — twins, and new neighbors. The couple and others in a community of people experiencing homelessness live on a rocky hillside near the Animas River just south of Durango. In early April, as the nation and Colorado prepared for the impacts of the coronavirus, about 30 people inhabited […]

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Food-assistance requests keep soaring in Colorado despite slowing coronavirus unemployment claims

Colorado families were struggling with food insecurity before the coronavirus crisis hit the state.  Now, the state and advocacy organizations are scrambling to try to keep up with the flood of food assistance requests they’ve received in the wake of job losses and soaring unemployment claims. “One of the things that the coronavirus pandemic has […]

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Colorado college students, upended by coronavirus, are worried about food, housing and their education

From the 17th floor of Lawrenson Hall on the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley, Carson Pecot looks down at maybe 100 cars parked in lots that would normally hold many times more. The 22-year-old junior might see one or two students during his daily run, or when he heads to the dining hall […]

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Record unemployment is leading to unprecedented food insecurity in Colorado

Mothers in Parachute cannot find formula to feed their babies. Isolated residents near Fairplay lack access to food. Unhoused people quarantined in a Denver motel need all meals brought to them. Migrant workers in Pueblo are without rice and beans. With unemployment about 30 times higher than the Great Recession’s peak— 231,610 initial claims were filed with […]

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Even if Colorado gives child sex assault victims unlimited time to sue, it may be too late for those already abused

Colorado lawmakers plan to bring legislation this year that would give child sexual assault victims unlimited time to sue their abusers and the institutions that protect the predators. But for people abused in the past — including the more than 150 victims of Catholic priests identified in a recently released report on sexual misconduct in […]