While waiting at Denver International Airport to make a connection back to Albuquerque, I happened to pick up the Dec. 29 edition of the Denver Post. A number jumped out when I perused the front page.
Here's the text that was right under that figure:
The number of Colorado children living below the poverty line, defined as a household income of $22,205 for a family of four. By 2007, 87,000 childrenn were living in poverty than in 2000. The state's 73 percent increase from 2000 to 2006 was the nation's highest rate of growth, according to the Colorado Children's campaign.
This is more than just an article about childhood poverty in Colorado. The piece, which consists of photographs, narratives, an interactive map, and more can be found on the newspaper's website.
The newspaper did a great job in making the situation more than just a bunch of statistics.Click here to enter the site.