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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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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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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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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"Red Flag Law" Bill to be Introduced in Upcoming Legislative Session

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Incoming House Majority Leader says he will introduce a bill allowing involuntary treatment of mentally ill and temporary safekeeping of firearms. With Democrats now in control of both the House and Senate, Alec Garnett (D-Dist 2) believes the measure has necessary support to pass.

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By the Numbers: Illegal Marijuana in Colorado

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Is Colorado’s marijuana black market growing? Experts say it is difficult to truly measure something that is happening underground, but most of the existing measures from law enforcement point to a black market that has grown since recreational use and purchase of cannabis was legalized in 2014.

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State Audit Finds More Problems with System to Help Vulnerable Adults

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Colorado failed adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities thousands of times in fiscal year 2017, according to a new state audit.

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Colorado Law Enforcement Unraveling Complex Networks of Marijuana Grow Houses

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From the front window of Jeanne Hanks’ Firestone home, she and her daughter watched nervously as a truckload of armed law enforcement officers piled into the house next door in March 2018.

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Fighting Colorado’s Black Market: A Cannabis Industry Insider Weighs In

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Law enforcement in Colorado are not the only ones seeking an end to the state’s underground marijuana black market. The cannabis industry wants it gone too.

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EXCLUSIVE: Killer Blames Marijuana Edible for Wife's Murder; New Research Explores Edibles and Psychiatric Effects

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A killer speaks out from behind bars for the first time and says a marijuana edible caused him to murder his wife. "I didn't know it was my wife!" he exclaimed. RMPBS looks at new emergency department research related to edibles.

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