According to the annual Kids Count in Colorado report, the percentage of children living in poverty in San Miguel County dropped from 18 percent in 2013 to 15 percent in 2014. This is the first time poverty has declined in the county since the Great Recession.View Press Coverage
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Meeting in Grand Junction, the state board of education voted 4-3 to end a seven-year ban on diet sodas in Colorado high schools, effectively putting the onus on individual school districts to decide whether to allow such drinks.View Press Coverage
There is really no way to sugar-coat this subject. Mesa County is failing too many children. We should be outraged by the way that Mesa County is neglecting our children and our future.View Press Coverage
According to the 2016 Kids Count Report, Colorado ranks 20th in the country for the overall well-being of its children, up one spot from last year.View Press Coverage
In the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, released today by the Anne E. Casey Foundation, Colorado moved up one spot over last year to 20th in the nation when it comes to how children are treated in the state.View Press Coverage