Aug 12, 2010 10:09 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Home foreclosures jump 9 percent in July

The number of homes lost to foreclosures surged again in July as lenders took back almost 93,000 properties, up nine percent from June.

In a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, only 29 percent of respondents felt the economy has hit bottom; 64 percent say there is still a ways to go.

The President's marks on the economy are now dropping as well...52 percent of Americans now disapprove of how he is handling the economy.



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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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