User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-Regional
Category: Development :: Community Development
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Former gang members offered jobs, second chances, through community-bred program 14.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Formerly incarcerated men and former gang members have gained new jobs and second chances this year through a community employment program coordinated by Denver’s Impact Empowerment Group.
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The help Trump promised hasn’t come. So the “dying city” of Palatka, Fla., is determined to save itself. 9.8.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Palatka, a city of 10,400 swaddled by potato farms and a paper mill that employs a small fraction of the workers it once did, is desperate for an economy to call its own.
Charges dropped for five protesters who occupied Cory Gardner’s Denver office 8.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
A Denver judge dropped all charges Tuesday against five protesters who were cited for occupying U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office in July in protest of the Senate health care bill.
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Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone 7.8.2017 Current Issue
The call themselves promotoras, and they’re starting to see results.
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North Carolina town “forgotten” as residents, jobs fall away 30.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Tucked away in northeastern North Carolina is Bertie County 'a rural, primarily black community in one of the state's poorest areas with many of its fastest-shrinking towns.
Colorado Divide: The Dust Bowl redefined agriculture in this corner of Colorado, but dwindling population looks to move past time warp 28.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
In the years since the Dust Bowl, Baca County has been recast as a smarter, more efficient agricultural workhorse, but also a less populous area of around 3,700 where empty storefronts stare blankly onto Springfield’s Main Street. The absence of a more diverse economy remains a point of frustration for some who see the county stuck in a time warp.
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After long sit-in at Cory Gardner’s Denver office, ADAPT protesters plead not guilty to charges 18.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The ADAPT protesters who held a sit-in for nearly 58 hours inside Sen. Cory Gardner's office, pressuring him to vote no on the Senate health care bill, entered not guilty pleas at their arraignment today.
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Stress of poverty, racism raise risk of Alzheimer’s for African Americans, new research suggests 17.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines

A new group of studies into racial disparities among people with Alzheimer's disease suggests that social conditions, including the stress of poverty and racism, substantially raise the risks of dementia for African Americans.

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Five Points proves diverse communities are strong; the rest of Denver should follow suit 7.7.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Five Points has shown that a mixed use, economically and culturally diverse community is a strong community. Let’s welcome economic and cultural diversity across Denver.
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Disability-rights advocates protest outside Cory Gardner’s Denver office to spotlight Medicaid, Senate health care bill 7.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Protesters who last week staged a 57-hour sit-in at Sen. Cory Gardner's Denver office returned to the general vicinity Thursday with hundreds of allies, saying they would continue to make their voices heard until the Republican commits to a "no" vote on the Senate health care bill.
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Why 1 million Californians lack safe drinking water 6.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Rural, cash-strapped communities don’t have the means to treat contaminated water.
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Disabled protesters who held sit-in in Sen. Cory Gardner’s office released from jail 1.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The protesters who held a sit-in in Sen. Cory Gardner's office, urging him to vote no on the proposed Senate health care bill, had all been released from custody in the early hours of Saturday and were each met by cheers from a crowd waiting for them.
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Disabled protesters remain behind bars after arrests at Sen. Cory Gardner’s office 30.6.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
At least five of the protesters arrested during a sit-in at U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner's office remained behind bars on Friday, and fellow disabled activists held a rally outside the building that houses the Republican senator's staff.
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PHOTOS: Health care protest at Senator Cory Gardner’s office 30.6.2017 Denver Post: Business
A handful of people, all of whom are with ADAPT, held a sit-in for 58 hours in the tiny front lobby space in the office of Colorado Senator Cory Gardner Thursday, June 29, 2017.
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As Denver’s neighborhoods gentrify, the poor are pushed to new pockets of poverty 23.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
If data didn't represent a mass exodus of the poor, then gentrification would mean improved conditions and quality of life. Instead residents are pushed out to new pockets of poverty.
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Denver’s communities of color need help now 23.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
If Denver is serious about mitigating displacement, it cannot continue to rely on piecemeal solutions and studies.
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What Denver is doing to deal with gentrification 23.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
It is how we grow that matters. Change should reflect the heart and passion of our city and its people, not displace the accessible way of life that has been our hallmark.
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Utahns commemorate the end of slavery, confront the present and look ahead 17.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
To understand the current state of black Utah, attendees at the fourth annual State of Black Utah town hall at Weber State University on Friday night looked to the past as a way to highlight opportunities to accomplish their future objectives. The town hall discussion kicked off this year’s Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Last year, the Utah Legislature became the 45th state to pass legislation commemorating Juneteenth Freedom... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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For coal miners and their families, transition to renewable energy has real consequences 16.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The environmental community needs to be on the front lines protecting coal miners’ pensions and demanding a powerful safety net to support those whose jobs are vanishing.
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Once ranked 7th nationally for drug-overdose deaths, Utah gets federal aid in opioids war 29.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bountiful • Opioid addiction nearly wrecked their lives, but Amanda Brunson and her husband, Michael Richmond, found a saving grace. In their early days of group therapy sessions at Davis Behavioral Health last summer, Richmond shared more about his struggles with sobriety, whereas Brunson fell silent as suppressed guilt rose to the surface. “I was embarrassed,” Brunson, 30, said in an interview at their Bountiful home. “Everyone was embarrassed that they had been to jail or whatever, but I was...
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