Backpage.com Seized by Federal Law Enforcement, Taken Offline

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The FBI, IRS and other federal law enforcement agencies seized Backpage.com, a website that advertised child sex trafficking and other illegal activity.

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Despite Video and #MeToo, Alleged Victim Still Feels Vulnerable

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Hannah Frederick had one thing most people who say they’ve been sexually harassed don’t: Her accused harasser was caught on camera. But even so, the plumber’s apprentice is fearful for her career after reporting the allegation.

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Harassment in Colorado Government Goes Beyond Statehouse

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Nearly three of every thousand Colorado state government agency workers have filed a sexual harassment claim at work in the past five years, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found.

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RMPBS Honored by Colorado Broadcasters Association

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On March 10, 2018, Rocky Mountain PBS received four awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association at their annual awards celebration.

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Insight Podcast Featured on CPR News

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Watch the full investigation, learn more about sex trafficking in Colorado, and listen to the podcast here.

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Kids Unwittingly Trapped in Exploding Child Porn Epidemic

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There’s an exploding epidemic of child pornography in Colorado and across the nation. And parents can be completely unaware their children are at risk, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation finds.

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Traded & Trafficked: An Insight Podcast Special

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You might not think child sex trafficking goes on where you live, but this type of crime reaches every corner of Colorado.

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Rescuing the Innocent

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Insight highlights the dedicated men and women who investigate and prosecute an unthinkable crime. Child pornography occurs throughout Colorado. Technology makes the crime easier to carry out—and to hide. But investigators are on the front lines working to keep our children safe.

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Host Home Providers Plead Guilty After Disabled Woman Found Alone in "Storage" Room

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Months after a woman with developmental disabilities was found alone in a storage room chewing on underwear, her caretakers pleaded guilty to neglect.

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Death and Mistreatment of Disabled Adults Prompts Action

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The state is reviewing its regulations to see whether they can be strengthened to improve  the health, welfare, and safety of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities after a deadly fire and other allegations of neglect and abuse.

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Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Event Features RMPBS Program

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The Alliance to Combat Human Trafficking - Pueblo will be screening the Rocky Mountain PBS program "Traded and Trafficked," at the Rawlings Public Library on January 16, 2018 at 6:30pm.

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VA to allow health providers to discuss medical marijuana with veterans

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In a policy shift, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will allow VA health providers to talk to veterans about medical marijuana, according to a directive issued Dec. 8. The policy ends rules that prohibited VA providers from discussing marijuana with their patients, even in states where it was approved for medical use.

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No Statewide Regulations To Limit How Close Homes Can Be Built to Wells

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Colorado regulators limit how close oil and gas wells can be drilled to developments like roads, schools, and businesses. The closest that a well can come to a home, for example, is 500 feet. But there is no statewide standard for how close new homes can be built to existing wells.

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Anadarko plans to test more frequently after equipment was “contributing factor” in deadly blast

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Who is responsible for a deadly house explosion in Firestone, CO? Rocky Mountain PBS investigates the disaster and the state regulations that have been in place for years.

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RMPBS Veterans Coverage Featured in News Match 2017 Campaign

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To celebrate Veterans Day, "News Match 2017" featured journalists and newsrooms whose work has lifted up critical issues impacting veterans and their families, including our recent "Insight with John Ferrugia: Serving Those Who Served" report on the VA system in Colorado. Now through Dec. 31, 2017, donations made to RMPBS through Newsmatch.org will be matched 1:1 by national foundations.

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