User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-Regional
Category: Development :: Community Development
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Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths 27.8.2016 Durango Herald
A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the deaths of two nuns who were slain in Mississippi, police said
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Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community 27.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted.
Hickenlooper defends 35 percent carbon cut, navigates climate change minefield 26.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday downplayed the difficulty of achieving a 35 percent cut in greenhouse gas pollution from power plants by 2030 – telling oil and gas industry leaders Colorado already has a goal of a 32 percent cut.
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How one Utah kitchen is getting school kids to eat -- and like -- lima beans and other healthy foods 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hayden Seeley gets annoyed when politicians, cafeteria workers and even parents insist that school children will throw away any food that’s not pizza, hot dogs or chicken nuggets. Seeley, the nutrition program manager for Utah Community Action Program (CAP), which operates the federally funded Head Start program, has a different theory about childhood eating habits: “Kids only throw away food when it tastes bad.” Which is why Seeley and his kitchen crew at the CAP Central Kitchen, 2825 S. 200 ...
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Why has the National Park Service gotten whiter? 22.8.2016 Current Issue
The agency is trying to hire more racially diverse staff — but can’t seem to make headway.
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Work program trains unemployed oil and gas workers in solar technology 14.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
National rhetoric pits the two energy producers against each other. But in Delta County, one organization is specifically targeting unemployed coal miners in the hopes of transitioning them to the solar industry -- while leaving politics out of the conversation.
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With the nation's capital booming, poor tenants face eviction over as little as $25 9.8.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post.
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Op-ed: Tax credits have sparked development in Utah 7.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Many years ago in her seminal work, the “Death and Life of Great American Cities,” Jane Jacobs in an effort to kindle a movement that she hoped would stem the tide of accelerating urban decline, confronted the cannons of “orthodox planning”, and proclaimed; “cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created for everybody.” Now, a half century later, the National Development Council (NDC) still subscribes to the fundamental principal th...
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Obama's library a tough choice between 2 historic parks 3.8.2016 Durango Herald
The Obama Foundation is set to unveil details about its plan to build Barack Obama's presidential library in a lakeside park in Chicago's South Side
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Community Connections: Mentors key to ending poverty cycle 30.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
This month, Routt County United Way is highlighting the issue of poverty in our community. While our valley is rich with beauty and all that it has to offer, there is an ugly truth that is easily hidden or perhaps ignored. Not only is RCUW’s “31 Days of Poverty” helping shed light on this issue, but it also seeks to explore community-wide solutions. Partners in Routt County primarily serves youth whose families are under-resourced or living below the poverty level. Nearly 100 percent of the students served through one-to-one mentoring in our school-based program and 92 percent of the youth in our community-based program are from low-income families. Data clearly shows that youth from low-income families statistically achieve far less education and earning capacity than their more affluent peers. The disparity between the academic performances of disadvantaged youth compared to non-disadvantaged youth is specifically seen in Routt County schools via the 2014 State Assessments (TCAP) scores. Students who ...
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Salt Lake City unveils the future of affordable housing -- a home high on style, low on energy costs 22.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The sleek new house unveiled Thursday in Salt Lake City’s Popular Grove neighborhood is more than a future home to a family of four. When Mayor Jackie Biskupski snipped the blue ribbon draped across the door at 381 S. Emery St. (1170 West), she began a new phase in attempts to ease the city’s affordable-housing crunch — with an eye on energy efficiency and adding choices for moderate-income families that stretch beyond apartments. Designed and constructed with public funds, the two-floor, 2,100-...
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How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California 21.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Companies and investors are trying to survive a collapsing U.S. coal market.
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Dispatch from coal country: Advocates and adversaries duel over leasing reform 19.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
In western Colorado, two visions for the future of fossil fuels collide at a BLM listening session.
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Divided America: Bridging the gap between police, policed 14.7.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Years of tension have left people wary in both the policing community and in minority neighborhoods, with many yearning for one another's respect.
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Full text: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s State of the City 2016 address 11.7.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
The following is the full prepared text of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s State of the City address, delivered on July 11, 2016 at Denver International Airport: ##### Thank you Council President Herndon. Thank you all for joining us here today at Denver International Airport. Thank you to Chief Executive Officer Kim Day and the entire […]
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Divided America: From Denver to rural Colorado, town and country offer differing realities 8.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
Colorado is among the states with the greatest economic gap between urban and rural areas, causing political and social divide.
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Kate Paul: From “dirt poor” and covered in kidney guts to CEO 3.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
Kate Paul is retiring for the second time after 50 years in healthcare. Throughout her career, she faced sexist bosses and discrimination while breaking down barriers for women.
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The New Mexican clinic that makes rural healthcare work 1.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Hidalgo Medical Services puts patients first, builds healthcare teams and attracts providers.
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After a national scandal, New Mexico’s veterans health care is looking up 30.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Veterans are getting faster care, but new programs aren’t reaching everyone.
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Broadband initiatives across the Yampa Valley 17.6.2016 Steamboat Pilot
With modern internet service established as a cornerstone of economic development, Northwest Colorado communities are seeking to improve speeds, provide reliability and reduce costs. Routt and Rio Blanco counties have projects in play to improve broadband infrastructure and the city of Craig entered the ring on Tuesday evening with the approval of a planning grant. The common goal is to consolidate internet services for the benefit of the community. “We have to continually build the infrastructure that our communities need to move forward,” said Audrey Danner, former Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership director. Danner has been working on broadband planning in Moffat County for several years and relates it to running electricity out to rural Colorado. “At one point, did we need electricity out to every farm in the country? Well, now we know they want that,” she said. “The same goes for any technology.” In Routt County local organizations frustrated by internet outages took the situation into ...
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