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Rape Kits Can be Hard to Find for College Students

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The sexual assault forensic exam is a key tool leading to the conviction of rapists, and in ensuring the physical well-being of survivors. But the so-called SANE exam, or rape kit, isn’t offered at CU, or anywhere in Boulder County, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has found. The same is true of CSU and Fort Collins.

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Black Round Table Targets Inequities Exposed by RMPBS News’ Losing Ground

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The Colorado Black Round Table's second annual Gaining Ground summit targeted inequities experienced by the state's black residents in education, health care, criminal justice and family incomes, as compared to the state's white residents.

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Colorado Black Round Table Hosts Gaining Ground Summit this Weekend

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After month-long church and community discussions addressing disparities faced by Colorado’s black residents, the Colorado Black Round Table is convening its “gaining ground” summit this weekend to chart a course toward progress.

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A Pakistani Journalist Offers Her Thoughts on U.S. Warmth, Disconnect

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Visiting Pakistani journalist finds that the realities of life can be much the same in America as they are elsewhere in the world. Poverty, homelessness and the pains and grief that go side-by-side with human existence are present here.

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Jails, Prisons Are Common Repository for Those with Mental Illness

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Many more people suffering with mental illnesses are in jail or prison in Colorado than in a therapeutic hospital setting.And many of the state's sheriffs are outspoken with their opinions that that should not be the case.

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Author Believes Versatile Hemp Plant Will Now Flourish

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Author Doug Fine believes that Colorado's new hemp farming initiatives will meet with huge success because the marijuana cousin is "unbelievably, genuinely useful in a huge array of real world market applications today for which there are markets."

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What Stops Intervention?

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Danielle Nordeen drives a 16-year-old Toyota Camry that doesn’t handle well on snowy mountain passes. In January, Nordeen had to make the drive from her home in Grand Junction to Pueblo often enough that she developed a strategy: Find a semi with its hazard lights on and follow it closely, prompting the other drivers to direct their wrath toward the trucker rather than her.

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Steep Costs for Mentally ill Inmates

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In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells.

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Steep Costs for Mentally ill Inmates

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In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells.

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Untreated: Steep Costs for Mentally ill Inmates

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In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells.

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