Colorado

Host Home Bill Passes State House of Representatives

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A bill aimed at improving the safety of adults with intellectual disabilities who live in host homes has passed in Colorado’s House of Representatives. A Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found cases of mistreatment, abuse, neglect, and negligence involving some Colorado host homes, including the case of Tanya Bell, who died in a 2016 fire.

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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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Does Colorado Need a Red Flag Law?

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Both the sheriff who lost his deputy and the mother who lost her son in a New Year’s Eve shooting in Douglas County agree on one thing: Current Colorado law made it more difficult to avoid the tragedy.

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Parents of James Holmes Search for Answers, Work for Awareness about Mental Illness

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For six years, Bob and Arlene Holmes have been searching for answers. Why had their son, James Holmes, murdered and maimed so many people at an Aurora theater in 2012? And why had they not recognized his descent into mental illness?

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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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Indictment Alleges Backpage.com Ignored Reports of Child Trafficking

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A Phoenix grand jury indicted executives of Backpage.com, a classified ad website that unsealed court documents allege was a marketplace for prostitution and child sex trafficking.

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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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Harassment in Colorado Government Goes Beyond Statehouse

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Nearly three of every thousand Colorado state government agency workers have filed a sexual harassment claim at work in the past five years, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found.

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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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