Weeks without visitors, fresh air or clean laundry: a Colorado father’s story of disease quarantine in immigration detention

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A longtime Colorado resident detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while driving his 18-year-old daughter to tour her college campus says he spent more than a month needlessly quarantined in Aurora's privately-operated immigration detention center.

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Teen headed to tour college campus detained by ICE for 71 days

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An 18-year-old Colorado honors student was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just days before she was set to begin her freshman year of college.

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ICE review of immigration detainee's death finds medical care deficiencies at Aurora facility

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Medical staff at the privately-operated immigration detention center in Aurora failed to seek emergency care for a detainee who later died, a report obtained by Rocky Mountain PBS shows.

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Watch extended video of protest, American flag removal at Aurora immigration detention center

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Simultaneous protests at the immigration detention facility in Aurora last Friday drew national headlines after protesters from the smaller group crossed makeshift barriers, removed the American flag, and raised the Mexican flag and anti-police flags outside the facility’s entrance.

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Rocky Mountain PBS Joins ProPublica's Documenting Hate Project

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Help us document hate crimes around Colorado.

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Cost of Homelessness Update

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Homelessness in metro Denver grew 52 percent from 2015 to 2018, and Colorado communities are trying to find a solution to the high numbers of people living on the street.

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Colorado Homeless Female Veterans Undercounted, Underserved ​

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The VA has succeeded in dramatically reducing the number of homeless veterans nationwide. But the number of homeless female veterans is increasing in Colorado and across the country. Could a lack of gender-specific treatments be to blame?

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Taxpayers spending millions on homeless arrests

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During a recent span of five years, taxpayers spent nearly half a million dollars on jail and court costs on Denver’s ten most arrested people, all of whom were homeless or transient.

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Prosecutors announce massive black market bust involving grow operations in suburban and rural homes

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Federal and local prosecutors announced 42 arrests and indictments Friday, as part of the multi-year investigation featured in the Rocky Mountain PBS documentary "Cultivating Crime."

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Beyond Columbine Community Conversations

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As part of Beyond Columbine, our special report on the impacts of the 1999 school shooting, Rocky Mountain PBS invited people across the state to reflect on Columbine’s legacy.

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RMPBS contributes to the national conversation on school shootings

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John Ferrugia discusses STEM School attack with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour.

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Governor Signs "Red Flag" Bill making it Law

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Colorado has become the 15th state to allow temporary removal of firearms from a person who is determined to be a threat to self or others.

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Conversation with a School Shooter: Man Remembers Firing His Gun at School When He Was a Teenager

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A man who fired his gun on a school campus as a 14-year-old in 2003 said he regrets that he thought that was the best way to protect himself. “If I had the wisdom and knowledge I have now, I definitely wouldn’t have made the decision I made," he said.

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Operation Gun Debate: Two Trauma Surgeon Brothers Talk Guns and Injuries

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The Moore brothers have nearly 75 years of trauma surgery experience between them. The pair grew up with guns, but they have differing opinions about who should have access to semi-automatic rifles, like the AR-15.

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Former Columbine Student Reflects on Killers' Red Flags

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A student reflects on red flags ahead of the Columbine High School shooting 1999. What are the warning signs? An expert explains what behaviors might be warning signs.

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