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Photo: The gap between the poorest and wealthiest in Colorado is widening, according to Census data released Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Fiscal Institute.

DENVER - According to the latest Census data released Thursday, Coloradans are, at least on paper, making slightly more money than they were a year or two ago. The state's median household income increased by 2.4 percent since 2012, but experts warn it's important to read between the lines. Median ...Read More

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PHOTO: Colorado immigrants and faith groups are working together to form the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, to help offer respite to people facing deportation. Photo courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

DENVER - Places of worship are known as places to find comfort in faith, and a group of Denver faith leaders also wants to offer relief from the threat of deportation to members of the immigrant community. This week, five congregations announced the formation of the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition...Read More

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PHOTO: The record September 2013 floods in Colorado spread damage across 200 miles of the Front Range. Lyons, in Boulder County, was one of the hardest-hit areas with millions of dollars in property damage. Photo courtesy Nina Embervine/EarthSky.org

LYONS, Colo. - The northern Front Range is still in the midst of recovering from last September's record flooding, but the recovery and rebuilding effort is benefitting from a tool some may find surprising: the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) money ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the majority of child-safety seats are not installed properly in cars. Free car-seat inspections are being held at sites around Colorado as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Graphic courtesy seatcheck.org.

DENVER - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S., but it takes more than clicking the seat belt to keep them safe. This is National Child Passenger Safety Week and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while the appropriate car or booster ...Read More

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PHOTO: Colorado has an enviable outdoor recreation economy worth about $12 billion annually, but conservationists and outdoor recreation business leaders worry the state's new water plan may reduce river levels and flow. Photo credit: Jeremy Bailey/American Whitewater.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Outdoor business leaders and conservationists are joining forces to urge Colorado to prioritize river-based recreation in the state's upcoming water plan. As the Colorado Water Conservation Board meets Friday to discuss the first statewide water plan, the conservation and ...Read More

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Photo: Older Coloradans are getting help with using technology through an AARP program called Mentor Up. Courtesy: AARP CO

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Navigating the high tech world of smart phones and social media apps can be a web of frustration for older Coloradans. But hundreds are getting help from a free program, and their guides are citizens born at least half a century later. The program is called Mentor Up, a...Read More

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PHOTO: The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act would redirect some of the profits from renewable energy generation on public lands to land and wildlife conservation efforts, an idea a new poll says a majority of Coloradans support. Photo courtesy Colorado Wetland Information Center.

CENTER, Colo. - It's back to work for Congress this week, and according to a new bipartisan poll, Coloradans want Washington to continue work on legislation that supports renewable energy and public lands. The poll found that 69 percent of voters in western states support responsible renewable-ener...Read More

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PHOTO: Feeding children who might otherwise not receive regular healthy meals has been a summer priority in Colorado as well as a school-year priority. Monday's Hunger Free Colorado Summit will cover multiple facets of the state's food insecurity problems. Photo courtesy Hunger Free Colorado.
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ARVADA, Colo. - The topic today at the fourth annual "Hunger Free Colorado Summit" in Arvada will be fighting poverty. About 200 community leaders and advocates at this year's summit are discussing ways they can collaborate to improve access to healthy food for more Coloradans - and they will have...Read More

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