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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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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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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"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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Common Virus, Silent Killer

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CMV is a common virus, yet few report knowing about it. The virus can be life-threatening to newborn babies and there are few, if any, treatments.

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State paid nearly $5 million for injured youth corrections staff since 2013

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In 2016, youth corrections staff members received workers' compensation payouts totaling more than $1 million as a result of being “struck or injured” by a fellow worker, patient, or other person while working within the state’s youth corrections system.

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Colorado's Refugees: A New Beginning

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Since 1980, more than 57,000 people from at least 115 countries have resettled in this state, most of whom came from Iraq, Burma, and Afghanistan.

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Marijuana Moms

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Cannabis use among pregnant and breastfeeding mothers is on the rise. Health officials warn of possible risks to babies.

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How eliminating federal funding for public broadcasting would harm Colorado

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At just $1.35 per citizen annually per year, or .01 percent of the federal budget, public broadcasting is one of America’s best investments – and benefits all Coloradans.

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Lawmakers take first step to ease testing burden for young English language learners

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State lawmakers from both political parties are seeking to undo a controversial State Board of Education decision that called for schools to test thousands of Colorado’s youngest students in English — a language they are still learning.

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