Series: Losing Ground

6:15am

Mon September 23, 2013

6:32am

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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11:00am

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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7:40am

Mon February 18, 2013
Series: Losing Ground

Proposal At The Capitol To Create Commision On Racial And Ethnic Inequality

Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Denver and Rep. Angela Williams, D-Thorton, plan to introduce a measure which would create a commission to take a detailed look at specific areas where racial and ethnic minorities lag in Colorado
Joe Mahoney The I-News Network

Two Colorado lawmakers plan to push for a comprehensive examination of racial and ethnic inequality in the state as a precursor to future legislation aimed at closing some of the gaps that separate Latinos and African-Americans from whites.

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5:00am

Mon February 4, 2013
Health

Confronting Challenges And Fairness In Minority Health

Dr. Carolyn Chen, a physician at Clinica Family Health Services in Adams County, Colo., examines six-month-old Isaac Cabanas-Saucedo as his mother, Sandra Saucedo, holds him
Joe Mahoney The iNews Network

Among the hurdles to attacking disparities in health between ethnic and racial minorities and whites is the confounding reality that some inequities have so far defied explanation and the differing views on what constitutes “fairness.”

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