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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Indictment Alleges Backpage.com Ignored Reports of Child Trafficking

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A Phoenix grand jury indicted executives of Backpage.com, a classified ad website that unsealed court documents allege was a marketplace for prostitution and child sex trafficking.

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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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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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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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WATCH: Sex trafficking of Children in Colorado Reaches Every Corner of the State

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In every corner of Colorado, from the Front Range to the mountains to the plains, prosecutors found enough probable cause in more than five years to charge 369 people with crimes related to sex-trafficking children. Rocky Mountain PBS continues to investigate. A special episode of "Insight," Traded and Trafficked, airs November 16, 2017 at 7pm. Please check back here for updates.

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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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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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"Insight: Opioid Babies" Pregnant Addicts Have Limited Medical Options

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Nearly half of the 64 counties in Colorado do not currently have a medical provider with training and licensing to legally prescribe buprenorphine, one of two recommended treatments for pregnant opioid addicts. Data shows the number of babies who experienced opioid-related withdrawal symptoms increased nearly two and a half times between 2011 and 2015.

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Researcher: $2.1M Colorado-Funded Pot Study Facing Challenges

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a signature wound from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Colorado is funding a study to determine if marijuana can be an effective treatment for veterans who suffer from PTSD, but researchers say VA rules about marijuana are hampering recruiting

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University of Denver Faces Federal Equal Pay Suit from Female Law Professors

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued the University of Denver alleging wage discrimination against female full law professors. The law school acknowledges paying all its female full professors less than their male counterparts but says the pay gap is justified.

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Great story begins for female football player at Adams State

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Becca Longo,18, is the newest recruit for the Adams State University football team and believed to be the first female to receive a Division II NCAA football scholarship.

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