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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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