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Death and Mistreatment of Disabled Adults Prompts Action

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

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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Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Event Features RMPBS Program

Posted by Lori Jane Gliha on

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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VA to allow health providers to discuss medical marijuana with veterans

Last Updated by Philip Maravilla on

In a policy shift, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will allow VA health providers to talk to veterans about medical marijuana, according to a directive issued Dec. 8. The policy ends rules that prohibited VA providers from discussing marijuana with their patients, even in states where it was approved for medical use.

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No Statewide Regulations To Limit How Close Homes Can Be Built to Wells

Last Updated by Leigh Paterson on

Colorado regulators limit how close oil and gas wells can be drilled to developments like roads, schools, and businesses. The closest that a well can come to a home, for example, is 500 feet. But there is no statewide standard for how close new homes can be built to existing wells.

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Anadarko plans to test more frequently after equipment was “contributing factor” in deadly blast

Last Updated by Lori Jane Gliha on

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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RMPBS Veterans Coverage Featured in News Match 2017 Campaign

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To celebrate Veterans Day, "News Match 2017" featured journalists and newsrooms whose work has lifted up critical issues impacting veterans and their families, including our recent "Insight with John Ferrugia: Serving Those Who Served" report on the VA system in Colorado. Now through Dec. 31, 2017, donations made to RMPBS through Newsmatch.org will be matched 1:1 by national foundations.

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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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Colorado Homeless Female Veterans Undercounted, Underserved ​

Last Updated by Marybel Gonzalez on

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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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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