Poverty

Students at Gust Elementary School are greeted by cheerleaders on Monday morning. (credit: CBS)

DPS Students Head Back To Class

Denver Public Schools welcomed back students Monday, bringing the summer break to end.

08/26/2013

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Economy On Upswing, Colorado Lawmakers Mull Tax Cut

It’s a natural result of Colorado’s improving finances: Instead of arguing over budget cuts, state lawmakers are arguing over how to spend additional tax dollars.

04/17/2013

An image from the announcement on Monday (credit: CBS)

‘Kids Count’ Report Brings Positive Signs For Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday welcomed some positive signs out of the annual “Kids Count” report.

03/18/2013

Catholic faithfuls hold a flag with the image of Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio after he was elected as the new Pope, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on March 13, 2013. (credit: ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)

Habeus Papam And He’s An Italian American

We have our first American Pope, but he’s not from where we thought he would be.

03/15/2013

An image from the event (credit: CBS)

Denver Nonprofit Helps Families Understand Living In Poverty

Some people got a big eye opener this weekend when they spent the day in poverty. It was all part of a poverty simulation that was held in Denver.

01/27/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Census Figures Show Colorado Child Poverty Rising

The number of Colorado children living in high-poverty areas has risen sharply, surpassing the rate of most other states.

02/23/2012

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Poverty Statistics Soon to be Weapons

That’s the nice thing about most statistics, handled deftly, they can say just about anything you want them to. It’s safe to say that both Republicans and Democrats are about to use the very same statistics to accomplish very different means.

09/14/2011

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