There’s broad agreement at the state capitol that more needs to be done to help Colorado’s homeless and mentally ill. There’s also agreement that southeastern Colorado could use some economic development. But a proposal by Governor John Hickenlooper to do both in one project isn’t getting much traction. CPR Health Reporter Eric Whitney looks […]

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The El Paso County Department of Human Services is changing its practice to try and reduce the number of young people in care outside the home, or congregate care. KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

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The Colorado Department of Human Services is asking state lawmakers to help the agency become more transparent and accountable to the public. The head of the department testified before lawmakers yesterday about the number of children who die after having contact with the child welfare system. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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As the economy continues to sputter, more people are finding they need assistance making ends meet. This month, we’re taking a look at some of the programs, organizations, and issues facing the Pikes Peak region with a look at social services.

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November 21, 2017 | NPR · An Argentinean submarine carrying 44 crew members reported an electrical problem when it last was heard from a week ago. A massive search for the vessel is underway. But while there’s enough food to last 90 days, the oxygen supply is only enough for one week when the vessel is submerged.
 

November 21, 2017 | NPR · In an effort to sell their tax plan, Republicans in both House and Senate have touted the benefits for the middle class. But a close review of the plans reveals that such claims are misleading.
 

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November 21, 2017 | NPR · Harvard professor Richard F. Thomas teaches a popular class on the importance of Bob Dylan, and now he’s turned it into a book, full of stories, personal history and the occasional comparison to Ovid.
 

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November 21, 2017 | NPR · Defendants in the suits include MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, and Live Nation, the organizer of the country music festival at which 58 people were killed last month.
 

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