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Homelessness, criminal histories create barriers for those seeking to re-enter Colorado society 16.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
With policies limiting employers from hiring felons and property managers from renting to them — two of the most competitive markets in Boulder County — those with criminal backgrounds wrestle with putting their darker pasts behind them and starting anew.
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Housing in the time of Trump: Denver’s new czar juggles challenges at home, in D.C. 11.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
In a winding interview with The Denver Post, recently named city public housing czar Erik Soliván discusses the “challenging” time his work faces under President Donald Trump and criticism of city policies from groups like Homeless Out Loud.
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Hayden wins grant for economic development 5.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Hayden officials are excited about a grant they received that could provide a path for economic development. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade awarded the town $8,200 to help pay for an assessment program designed to support rural communities with development of vision and economic plans. The town’s contribution is $2,000 in cash and $2,200 worth of staff time and other costs. The communities of Bayfield and Custer County were also awarded the grant. “From what I understand, it was a pretty competitive grant,” Hayden Town Manager Mathew Mendisco said. From May 15 to May 17, representatives will visit the town. There will be a community dinner the first night followed by a day of meetings with town stakeholders. The team will then hold a presentation of the team’s observations and recommendations. Community members are encouraged to participate. “This program is designed to help rural communities gain insight into their unique challenges and strengths and create ...
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It’s not the job of communities to enforce federal immigration laws 4.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
House Bill 1230 protects Colorado from federal overreach by ensuring that our local law enforcement won’t use their staff to do the job of federal agencies.
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When robots replace workers, the effects ripple throughout the community, and they last 2.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Economists have long argued that automation, not trade, is responsible for the bulk of the 6 million jobs shed by the manufacturing sector over the last 25 years. Now, they have a put a precise figure on some of the losses.
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Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities 29.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market's significant gains.
Yellen: Banks play vital economic role in poor communities 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that U.S. banks must do all they can to promote economic development in low-income areas where high unemployment has persisted despite the overall job market’s significant gains. Yellen told community development groups that banks are needed not just to provide home mortgages in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods but also to support educational opportunities and to bolster the development of small businesses. Yellen noted that thi...
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Poorly planned HUD cuts would hurt communities 17.3.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Fortunately, the cuts wouldn’t affect a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant awarded last year to rebuild Sun Valley, Denver’s poorest neighborhood.
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Jared Bernstein: Trump's ploughshares-to-swords 'budget' 17.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
I’ve but a few points to add to the reams of analysis I’ve read on the Trump administration’s first budget (if I may put in a plug for the home team, the most comprehensive coverage I’ve seen is at The Washington Post). 1) A new administration’s first budget is typically “skinny” as it is still getting staffed up. But, as Richard Kogan of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows, this one is downright emaciated (that’s why, in the title, I call this a “budget” rather than a budget). It c...
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Gov. Hickenlooper asks staff, agencies to assess how Trump’s proposed budget would affect Colorado 17.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Gov. John Hickenhooper on Thursday ordered key staffers to reach out to U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet to assess how President Donald Trump's proposed budget would impact Colorado.
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If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you 16.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News

If you're a poor person in America, President Donald Trump's budget proposal is not for you.

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Cuts to Colorado hospital funding could be critical 15.3.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The Colorado state government is proposing a large funding cut to state hospitals through the Hospital Provider Fee (HPF), which would result in reductions to vital, life-saving services.
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3 current employees vying for South Routt superintendent job 9.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Three current district employees are interested in becoming the next superintendent of the South Routt School District. Board of Education President Jules Palyo said Wednesday that the board approved three finalists, including South Routt Elementary Principal Randy Foster, Soroco Middle/High School Principal George Purnell and district assessment coordinator Rim Watson. What: Community forum to meet superintendent finalists When: 6 p.m. Monday, March 13 Where: District office, 305 S. Grant St., Oak Creek Palyo said the board chose to pursue an internal job posting because members believed there were already qualified applicants working in the district. The new superintendent will replace outgoing district leader Darci Mohr, who announced in February she would resign at the end of her contract June 30. Palyo said hiring a current employee would mean the candidate would already be familiar with the district’s work on its academic strategic plan over the last year. “It’s awesome to have candidates ...
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Op-ed: U. works today to make Utahns healthier tomorrow 1.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Year after year, inside the classrooms, research labs and care facilities of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, we carry out our academic mission of educating and inspiring the eager minds of Utah’s future health care practitioners. Taught by the finest academics in the country, tomorrow’s doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other budding health care professionals come to us from every university and college in the state to learn how to provide the best clinical care, while ge...
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Conor Sen: The big idea for Middle America is to think small 25.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
There’s a common sentiment, especially among people who remember the halcyon mid-century, that the middle class and middle America have been hollowed by globalization. That may be true. If so, it’s great news for younger Americans — because thanks to those same forces of globalization, the hollowed-out communities in the middle of the country are now attractive places to build a life. For those who got to enjoy their high wages, factory towns surely provided a lot of economic benefits. But with ...
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Steamboat Chamber names new CEO 10.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has hired from within and chosen Kara Stoller as its next CEO. Stoller was serving as the marketing director and filling in as interim CEO since Jim Clark resigned in November. “I have been at the Chamber for nine years, and I have learned a lot from the various positions I have held,” Stoller said. “I felt with my experience within the organization, and throughout many endeavors in the community, that I was primed for the position, and I wanted to ensure the success of the future of the Chamber.” There were 53 people who applied for the job. A group of city, county and other community members interviewed the three finalists, including Steamboat City Manager Gary Suiter. They unanimously recommended Stoller for the job. “She deserved the job,” said Suiter, who formally worked as a consultant to recruit executives. “Won it fair and square.” Suiter said knowledge of the community and destination markets as well as Stoller’s experience made her stand ...
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Full text of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address 2017 13.1.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his annual State of the State address Jan. 12, 2017.
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2016 year in review 1.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Scott Franz's top stories from 2016 City Council plagued by controversies The Steamboat Springs City Council hired a new city manager, advanced police station plans and spent many hours discussing the future of Howelsen Hill this year. But it was the council’s decision to call “dibs” on free Strings concert tickets and summer concert VIP lanyards that appeared to draw the strongest reaction from the community. Councilman Scott Ford even labeled the decision as “boneheaded.” After being strongly criticized for the decision, the council did one of its two revotes of the year and voted instead to adopt a new council policy that the city not accept free tickets to events it sponsors with taxpayer money. The initial story about the council’s dibs decision was Steamboat Today’s sixth most-read story of the year and the top-read story about city government. It was also only one of several stories about ethical controversies on the council. The council also found itself in hot water concerning potential ...
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Colorado students find niche in tech and hands-on school programs 25.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
After a drop from 2009 to 2012, enrollment in Career and Technical Education courses has surged since and also included more than 125,000 high-school students and 20,000 middle-schoolers in 2015.
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Indigenous people are left poor as tech world takes lithium from under their feet 20.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
Mining companies have for years been extracting billions of dollars of lithium from the Atacama region in Chile, and now firms are flocking to the neighboring Atacama lands in Argentina to hunt for the mineral known as "white gold."
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