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Fri July 5, 2013

It's Not Just People And Homes In Colorado's Red Zones, There's Oil And Gas Too

Burn scar of the Wild Rose Fire in Rio Blanco County, June 22. The Wild Rose Fire prompted the shutdown of Encana's nearby wells.


Thu June 20, 2013

While Not As Powerful, Colorado Still Sees Its Share Of Tornadoes

A tornado touches down at Denver International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, June 18, 2013. The Nation Weather Service rated it as an EF1 that registered 97 mph winds sparking the evacuation of the airports common areas, but no injuries were reported.
Jen Milazzo Special to I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS

The tornado sighting that set off alarms and frightened passengers at Denver International Airport Tuesday afternoon was a startling reminder that Colorado is indeed twister country.

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Tue June 18, 2013
Losing Ground

The Lives Of Three Colorado Women On The Edge Of The 'Cliff'

Jeannett Escarcega shows her son, John, 4, a photo on her mobile phone in their east Denver apartment on Sunday, May 9, 2013. Escarcega encountered the "cliff effect" after accepting a $14.00 an hour job that triggered the loss of $500 in monthly food stamp support and even more in child care assistance (which was later reinstated for a $350 per month fee).
Credit Joe Mahoney / I-News

Perhaps the most important of the welfare reform measures passed by Congress 17 years ago doesn’t serve three-fourths of working poor families in Colorado according to an I-News analysis.

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Sat June 15, 2013
Losing Ground

In Colorado, Child Care The Key Between Self-Sufficiency And The Cliff

Credit I-News

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.

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Sun May 19, 2013

Pikes Peak Park: Colorado’s Deadliest Neighborhood

A graffiti-ridden "Neighborhood Watch" sign at the edge of Census Tract 54:00 in Colorado Springs on May 3, 2013.
Joe Mahoney I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS

A Colorado Springs neighborhood of 1960s tract homes, apartments and schools led the state in gun deaths over the 12 years between the mass shooting tragedies at Columbine High and the Aurora theater.

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