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Stage set for new gun debate as updated red flag bill is filed

Last Updated by Brittany Freeman on

The Colorado legislature will consider a new red flag measure to create a legal method to remove firearms from people with mental illness deemed to be an extreme risk to themselves or others.

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"Insight with John Ferrugia" and RMPBS Honored at the duPont-Columbia Awards

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Rocky Mountain PBS joined some of the top journalism organizations in the nation when it received an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award this year.

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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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Cultivating Crime: How Colorado Became a Major Exporter of Illegal Marijuana

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha, John Ferrugia, Brittany Freeman on

Five years ago, Colorado voters decided to stop sending adults to jail simply for using marijuana. Proponents said the legalization of cannabis would have a healthy side effect: it would kill the sale of illegal marijuana in Colorado. But instead law enforcement officers say Colorado has become a major exporter of illegal marijuana.

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State Audit Finds More Problems with System to Help Vulnerable Adults

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

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

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

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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Marijuana Murder? : A Reporter’s Notebook about the case of Richard Kirk

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Behind the scenes as a reporter details why she pursued an interview with the killer who claimed a marijuana edible caused him to kill his wife.

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Results of the 2018 Midterm Election

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Here are the winners and losers in Colorado’s statewide races for the midterm election 2018:

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In Colorado's Largest County, Voters Look Back as They Prepare to Vote

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

Republicans and Democrats often don’t agree on much when it comes to politics, but in Las Animas County, a group of eight men and women came together for an "Insight" political round table. "Insight: The Voters" airs October 11 at 8:30pm on Rocky Mountain PBS.

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Meet the Candidates for Treasurer

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Colorado’s treasurer invests and manages more than $6 billion in tax dollars, oversees the public’s unclaimed assets, and sits on the board of the Public Employee Retirement Association, which manages pensions for more than a half million Colorado public employees, like teachers and police.

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