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3 years 10 months ago

Many homeless parents struggling

Teresa McLaughlin, a program director for Homeward Pikes Peak -- a Colorado Springs homeless-help program -- says they're seeing a lot of homeless parents needing help right now. "She just got shots yesterday," explains Brandy Thomas, talking about her four-month-old daughter, Lilliana, who was starting to get fussy during...

4 years 7 months ago

D-49 cutting 92 jobs

Staff cuts weren't an easy decision for school board president Danielle Lindorf, but a unanimous one for the D-49 school board. "There is always a concern, that we're not meeting the needs of our students and it's always a reassessment whether or not we are," Lindorf says, talking about...

4 years 9 months ago

Getting ready to invent a new you

Some will tell you; you don't have to be a genius to be a great inventor. Some of the best inventions simply solve problems that people encounter everyday. That's the belief of Dr. Michael Larson with Mind Studios at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. In today's economy, has...

4 years 9 months ago

Finding ways to fight the numbers

It's a pretty simple formula, an education can equal success, but right now for Colorado students, some variables are missing. "If students don't have the foundation skills to do post-secondary work, they're not going to succeed." Tim Griffin, executive director of strategic management at Pikes Peak Community College. ...

4 years 10 months ago

Doing more harm than good?

It's a calling many have heard lately. "It's been wrestling on me, Brother Billy Williams' heart, my wife's heart," says Howard Veasley who came with friends to bring items to some local homeless people. "That's somebody's mother, somebody's father, somebody's son, somebody's daughter that's in need out here in...

4 years 10 months ago

Shoppers still busy after Christmas

The decorations at the mall have gotten their use for the year, now back to storage. However, putting them away doesn't put out the holiday feeling. "We never lose the spirit at the mall. We go from one holiday to the next," explains Joe Culberson as he removes Christmas...

4 years 11 months ago

Giving even more

For the 20th year in a row, soldiers from The Mountain Post are trying to feed the less fortunate in Colorado Springs on Thanksgiving. This meal means a lot to the soldiers who make it. "These (food containers) have been to Iraq. They've been all over," says Spc....

5 years 1 month ago

Biking for a Better Christmas

Hundreds of bikers are already working to make sure kids don’t get left out this Christmas. The riders met at the Rocky Mountain Motor Cycle Museum in Colorado Springs for the 22 nd annual High Country Toy Run. The bikers teamed up with the Marine Corps to...

5 years 1 month ago

Getting Ready for Winter

A little preventive maintenance can go a long way, in your pocketbook and for your health. -Thursday on News First Five we told you about dialing 2-1-1, which lets you talk to referral specialists who can get you connected with helpful community information. -Also there’s the LEAP...

5 years 1 month ago

From confrontation to cooperation

Colorado Springs is seeing change in handling homelessness. A homeless man, known to friends as "Tools" says, "They use to give tickets for trespassing and all this other stuff and it's a big change. It's a change for the homeless and I'm happy about it." Patrolman Dan McCormack...

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