PBS NewsHour Shares Red Flag Laws Investigation

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The PBS NewsHour featured an RMPBS investigation of mental health and gun laws.

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PBS NewsHour Features RMPBS Investigation

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The PBS NewsHour featured an RMPBS investigation of child pornography and online safety. In the report, John Ferrugia tells the story of one family who was victimized, and one FBI team that tracks down abusers.

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Insight with John Ferrugia airs IMPACT show on May 24

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Over the last 18 months, Insight with John Ferrugia has been pleased to present a series of long-form investigative programs addressing important issues to Coloradans throughout the state.

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University of Denver Settles Equal Pay Lawsuit

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The University of Denver will pay $2.66 million and increase salaries to female law professors to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Bipartisan Sex Trafficking Bill Stalls in Senate Committee

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A bipartisan bill aimed at increasing human trafficking training for law enforcement and schools around the state has stalled in a Colorado Senate committee. The bill failed during a 4-3 vote in the Senate Committee on Appropriations. It would have designated $69,922 to the division of criminal justice for implementation.  

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Colorado Congressman Sponsors National ‘Red Flag’ Bill the Same Week a Similar Measure Died in the State Legislature

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Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) announced Wednesday he is co-sponsoring national 'red flag' legislation. The Colorado legislature killed a red flag bill on Monday.

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Host Home Bill Dies in Senate Committee

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A state Senate committee rejected a Democrat-sponsored  bill aimed at increasing inspections and improving safety conditions at Medicaid-funded host homes for people with developmental disabilities.

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Red Flag Bill Begins Journey Through Colorado Legislature

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A Colorado legislative committee considering a bill that would implement extreme risk protection orders for mentally ill persons considered a danger to themselves or the community used the RMPBS special report, “Imminent Danger,” to explain why the bill is essential for public safety.

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Trafficking Training Bill Passes CO House of Representatives

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The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill that would increase human trafficking training for law enforcement and other organizations that provide services to human trafficking victims.

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Host Home Bill Passes State House of Representatives

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A bill aimed at improving the safety of adults with intellectual disabilities who live in host homes has passed in Colorado’s House of Representatives. A Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found cases of mistreatment, abuse, neglect, and negligence involving some Colorado host homes, including the case of Tanya Bell, who died in a 2016 fire.

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Red Flag Bill Introduced in Colorado State House

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A bill aimed at the safety of law enforcement and that of mentally ill persons with firearms was introduced in the Colorado legislature with both a House Democrat and Republican sponsor.

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Imminent Danger: An Insight Podcast Special

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The deaths of Matthew Riehl and Deputy Zackari Parrish last New Year’s Eve are spurring a push for a so-called “red flag law” in Colorado, legislation that would allow family and friends to temporarily take guns away from loved ones during a mental health crisis.

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Parents of James Holmes Search for Answers, Work for Awareness about Mental Illness

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For six years, Bob and Arlene Holmes have been searching for answers. Why had their son, James Holmes, murdered and maimed so many people at an Aurora theater in 2012? And why had they not recognized his descent into mental illness?

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Does Colorado Need a Red Flag Law?

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Both the sheriff who lost his deputy and the mother who lost her son in a New Year’s Eve shooting in Douglas County agree on one thing: Current Colorado law made it more difficult to avoid the tragedy.

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Deadly Fire Prompts New Bill

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A Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found cases of mistreatment, abuse, neglect, and negligence involving Colorado host homes, including the case of Tanya Bell, who died in a 2016 fire when she couldn’t escape in her wheelchair. New legislation has been introduced to improve safety standards.

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