What Stops Intervention?

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Danielle Nordeen drives a 16-year-old Toyota Camry that doesn’t handle well on snowy mountain passes. In January, Nordeen had to make the drive from her home in Grand Junction to Pueblo often enough that she developed a strategy: Find a semi with its hazard lights on and follow it closely, prompting the other drivers to direct their wrath toward the trucker rather than her.

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Steep Costs for Mentally ill Inmates

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In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells.

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Steep Costs for Mentally ill Inmates

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In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells.

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Untreated: Steep Costs for Mentally ill Inmates

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In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells.

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Untreated Mental Health Issues Key in Helping System’s “Frequent Flyers”

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Call them frequent flyers. Or superutilizers. Or loyal customers.

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Black Round Table Issues Strategies for Retaking Lost Ground

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They range from simple strategies such as reading to children daily, taking time to walk a mile and opening savings accounts to comprehensive campaigns to restore budget cuts to public education and to eliminate grocery story food deserts in low-income neighborhoods.

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Help Scarce for Those with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities

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A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead.

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Jails, ERs bearing brunt of mental health funding decline

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They’re victims of car accidents, they’ve been shot, or they threatened their parents. They have overdosed on cocaine, swallowed too many pills or passed out drunk. On an average Friday or Saturday night, they can make up about half of the sick, injured and wounded crowding the rooms and hallways of the emergency department at Denver Health.

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Education gaps in Colorado narrowing

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Black and Latino adults in Colorado narrowed some of the wide education gaps with their white counterparts last year, according to an I-News analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau data.

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Education gaps in Colorado narrowing

Last Updated by Burt Hubbard on

Black and Latino adults in Colorado narrowed some of the wide education gaps with their white counterparts last year, according to an I-News analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau data.

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Study says legalized marijuana could lead to more ingestion accidents among children

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Increased availability of marijuana in Colorado could lead to more children accidentally ingesting the drug, according to a new study conducted in the state. Voters last fall in Colorado and in Washington state legalized sales of pot for recreational use to anyone 21 and older.

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The “Cliff Effect” Thwarts the Working Poor

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One stated goal of the welfare reforms of 1996 was to encourage people to enter the workforce. Once there, new work support programs would enable low-income families to rise toward self-sufficiency

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Colorado county eligibility limits for childcare assistance

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Income eligibility limits for Colorado Child Care Assistance in the state’s largest counties.

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Self-sufficiency: An illusive vision

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The measures passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 “to end welfare as we know it” were heralded as a ticket to economic self-sufficiency. The poor would be encouraged to enter the workforce and eventually leave all welfare assistance behind.

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Cliff Effect: Jeannett Escarcega

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Jeannett Escarcega has first-hand experience with what it means to suffer the cliff effect. That’s what happens when a raise in salary leads to the termination of a work support benefit, leading to what often is a big net loss for the family involved.

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