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

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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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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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Deadly Fire Prompts New Bill

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A Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found cases of mistreatment, abuse, neglect, and negligence involving Colorado host homes, including the case of Tanya Bell, who died in a 2016 fire when she couldn’t escape in her wheelchair. New legislation has been introduced to improve safety standards.

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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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RMPBS Honored by Colorado Broadcasters Association

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On March 10, 2018, Rocky Mountain PBS received four awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association at their annual awards celebration.

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

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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

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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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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

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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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