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Comcast offers subsidized Internet

Comcast is offering low-cost Internet access for children living in poverty who qualify for free school lunches. Spokeswoman Cindy Parsons says the company wants to help families keep up with their school work. More than a third of Colorado students qualify for free lunches, which is a measure of poverty. The program is being offered… Continue Reading Comcast offers subsidized Internet

The Pikes Peak United Way released its fourth annual Quality of Life indicators report today, a 124-page study that offers a snapshot the health of the community. The overall picture is not pretty. In a nutshell, the region’s job growth is not keeping up with the population, wages have dropped, childhood poverty is growing and… Continue Reading Quality of Life Indicators report paints grim picture

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Census: 1 in 7 Americans live in poverty

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The ranks of the working-age poor in the United States climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty. The overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said Thursday in… Continue Reading Census: 1 in 7 Americans live in poverty

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