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Colorado's undocumented residents can now get career licenses

THORNTON, Colo. — Jessica Gonzalez’ passion for Early Childhood Education started when she was looking for ways to get her own children excited about reading. That passion quickly turned into a career when she started taking courses and completed a Childhood Development Associate credential. Things came to a screeching halt...
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Colorado Mother Tries To Protect 2-Year-Old Amid Delta Variant Worries: ‘It Feels Like We’re Starting Over’

DENVER (CBS4) – The latest CDC guidance recommends children wear a mask, but doctors are also asking parents to re-evaluate crowded gatherings, particularly for kids who aren’t old enough to get the vaccine. (credit: CBS) “I’m still careful to not bring anything home, I was just starting to get comfortable with not wearing masks in stores,” Julia Murphy said. The pandemic has kept Murphy and her immediate family close together, with few visits to restaurants or public outings. She’s mom to a 2-year-old boy. “The thought of him getting sick, and getting a severe reaction,” she explained. Her son is a big reason she’s been...
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As eviction moratorium ends, rental help is still available in Southern Colorado

Southern Colorado residents who may be facing eviction now that the COVID-19 pandemic-related moratorium on evictions has expired, can still get rental assistance help. The protective policy, set out by both the Centers for Disease Control and the state of Colorado, has helped keep more than 150,000 Coloradans who are currently behind on rent from losing their homes amidst the global health crisis. The moratorium expired Saturday and some families could be facing eviction.
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Colorado Teen Gets New Kidney After Overwhelming Response From Community

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A Littleton teen with a rare medical disorder is getting a new chance at life after a recent kidney donation. It’s his second transplant and comes after the overwhelming response following his family’s plea for a donor on CBS4 in late December. At 15 years old, Joe Wren has dreams of being a country music star, but for now, his passion serves another purpose. “My country music helped me through a lot,” Wren said. “I believe that music is medicine.” (credit: CBS) Wren was born with a rare disorder known as Eagle-Barrett syndrome, often called Prune Belly syndrome. According to the National...

‘Freedom Riders’ Lead the Way Toward Equal Rights Movement in Colorado

The Congress of Racial Equality was established in 1942 in Chicago. Currently headquartered in New York City, the organization was originally formed to combat racial inequality. Just a year after CORE was formed, it organized one of the region’s first successful demonstrations when it picketed a Denver movie theater that segregated patrons.

LETTER: The Right Direction for Colorado, to Reduce Plastic Pollution

In reference to this Daily Post article, the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act is an incredible step in the right direction for plastic reduction statewide. As a headwater state whose basin affects seven states, Colorado is in a unique position to reduce plastics in our country’s waterways. We should continue this momentum forward with further action by corporations.
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Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Aug. 1

Peachy Party — To benefit the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild. Place orders for Palisade peaches by Aug. 10 at Benefit Concert — With SofaKillers to benefit Home Front Military Network, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers, 13701 Bass Pro Drive. Tickets: 401-0600, Junior Achievement 19th...
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COVID spotlighted Colorado’s health inequities. Will efforts to address racial disparities remain post-pandemic?

When Soul 2 Soul Sisters announced in June it would offer grants of up to $350 to Black women facing financial hardship, Niyankor Ajuaj expected to see maybe 100 applicants. Instead, more than 700 people requested the grants before applications were cut off, and the Denver-based organization is still raising money to help all of the people who are trying to cover necessities like rent and child care, said Ajuaj, who handles communications for the group, which focuses on Black women’s health.
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EXPLAINER: Colorado housing increases, so does homelessness

DENVER (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months behind on their rent.
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Axios Denver

How much federal rental aid remains unspent in Colorado

Data: U.S. Department of Treasury; Chart: Danielle Alberti/AxiosAn estimated $300 million-plus in federal rental assistance remains unspent in Colorado as the federal eviction moratorium expires Saturday, a new Axios Denver analysis shows.State and local authorities received more than $385 million in emergency rental assistance, but at the start of July only 11% — or roughly $41 million — had been distributed to help people stay in their homes, the analysis of U.S. treasury figures shows.What's happening: Gov. Jared Polis' administration says efforts to prevent fraud, a record number of applications and shifting federal rules are contributing to the delay in...
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Eviction moratorium put hit on rental market in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO)-- Currently the eviction moratorium put in place by the CDC is set to expire on July 31, leaving thousands of Coloradans vulnerable for eviction. Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Colorado Division of Housing has helped pay out more than 120 million dollars in housing assistance. "So many people The post Eviction moratorium put hit on rental market in Colorado Springs appeared first on KRDO.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLORADO SPRINGS! See today’s full schedule

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Saturday marks Colorado Springs’ 150th birthday bash and the day will be filled with birthday fun!. Festivities start at 11 a.m. with a “Parade through Time” featuring more than 60 entries on Tejon Street between Boulder and Costilla streets, plus a special “parade in the sky,” including a jump by the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue.