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7:40am

Tue December 6, 2011
Community

Hunger Solved With Neighborly Service Help

Mischelle Nitzel and her dog, Elijah, visit her grandfather’s grave site. House of Neighborly Service is helping her get back to independent living after injuries caused her to lose her job.
Photo courtesy of Mischelle Nitzel

Today, Mischelle Nitzel can look back at one moment and realize how much her life has changed. With the help of House of Neighborly Service, she is no longer hungry.

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9:30pm

Mon December 5, 2011
Economy

Colorado Economy to Improve in 2012

CU economist Richard Wobbekind says Colorado's economy is expected to grow faster than most other states next year.
KUNC file photo

The University of Colorado’s annual economic forecast released Monday offers a mixed-bag looking ahead to 2012.  Much of it depends on what part of the state you live in and in what line of work you’re in.  Economists expect farming to continue to be the bright spot, while other sectors such as construction and tourism and hospitality may continue to sputter.  But as KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports, overall, the forecast is much brighter than at the height of the recession.

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3:41pm

Mon December 5, 2011
US Postal Service

USPS Announces Changes to First Class Mail, 350 Colorado Jobs at Stake

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The financially troubled US Postal Service is considering cuts that would slow first-class mail delivery across Colorado—and the country. The change would eliminate the chance of next-day delivery for stamped letters across Colorado.

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7:04am

Mon December 5, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of Euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.

6:54am

Mon December 5, 2011
Community

Crossroads Helps During Holidays

Preschool children receive coats at Crossroads Ministry’s annual Coat Giveaway held in conjunction with their Thanksgiving Holiday distribution. Crossroads Ministry is one of eight agencies receiving funding from the Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund.
Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund

Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park has served 459 households, 1,144 individuals and 417 children since 1982. It provides food pantry and emergency services, assistance with rent, utilities, medical, gasoline and other basic human needs.

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