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

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha, Marybel Gonzalez on

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

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, Lori Jane Gliha on

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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Rural Vets’ Care Suffers as VA Searches for Thousands of Providers

Last Updated by John Ferrugia on

Nearly one in five Colorado veterans who live in rural Colorado are not getting the same care as vets in metropolitan areas. And even though the state government and Colorado counties help fund the gaps in veteran care with transportation, nursing care, and advocating for services, rural veterans are still lacking.

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

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

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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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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State Wage Theft Investigations Remain Secret, Feds Have Mobile App

Last Updated by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, Joe Mahoney on

You can’t know if your favorite bar stiffs its servers, according to Colorado law. You can’t know if your future employer cheats its workers. You can’t know if your competitor underbids you by skirting labor laws. It’s all deemed secret.

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Suicide in Colorado: Reversing Silence and Stigma

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Insight explores Colorado’s high suicide rate with a powerful story of a teen-aged brother and sister, and a near-tragic event that changed their view of life.

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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

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

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

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

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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Fatal Home Explosion In Colorado Reignites Setback Debate

Posted by Dan Boyce, Jordan Wirfs-Brock on

A fatal home explosion in northern Colorado is prompting a lot of questions in the state about how oil and gas wells are regulated, and how close to old wells new homes should be built.

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Colorado's Refugees: A New Beginning

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, Lori Jane Gliha, Marybel Gonzalez, John Ferrugia on

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

Posted by Micah Schwalb, Dave Leonard on

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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