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Child Poverty Rate In Colorado Has Grown More Than Any Other State Since 2000

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Joshua Richardson's days unfold about like any 4-year-old's.

His mom, LaKetra Richardson, pulls him from under his Spider-Man covers way too early every morning so she can get him and his 2-year-old sister, Alice May, to preschool and still be on time for work.

At 4, he knows his letters, his numbers and what time "SpongeBob SquarePants" -- or, Spunk Bot Care Pat -- comes on.

He has no idea, though, that he is part of one of the nation's fastest-growing demographics: children growing up poor. Or that his home state leads the U.S. in that growth.

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