Colo. Senate Advances Bill To Strengthen Colleges’ Rape Kit Rules

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Colorado colleges and universities must designate a nearby medical facility where their students can receive Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) exams, under proposed legislation passed by a Senate committee Monday.

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Trumped: Rural Rebellion

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Las Animas County voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. In fact, it had not voted for a Republican for president since 1972. But in 2016, the county voted for Donald Trump.

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Residents and workers in US coal country hope for change when Donald Trump takes office

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The Clean Power Plan is meant to move the nation away from burning coal, adding to air pollution and greenhouse gases. His supporters hope Trump will overturn the regulation. But then there's the shrinking demand for coal, in a market with cheap natural gas.

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Federal judge denies "political stunt" by Colorado electors

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If the challenge by two Colorado electors had been successful, similar laws in more than two dozen other states might also have been overturned, freeing electors to "vote their conscience."

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Taxpayers spending millions on homeless arrests

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During a recent span of five years, taxpayers spent nearly half a million dollars on jail and court costs on Denver’s ten most arrested people, all of whom were homeless or transient.

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With protest suspended, what happens next with the Dakota Access pipeline?

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The decision from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to re-evaluate the route of the pipeline puts completion on hold. Pipeline proponents are hopeful Donald Trump will reverse the Corps’ decision.

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Background: Denver attorney who works on tribal issues talks about treaties and sacred sites

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“It would be akin to the Sistine Chapel, running some kind of infrastructure through it, a pipeline, or a road. That’s what we’re talking about in terms of the emotions involved.”

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Rental costs outpace housing voucher payments available to low-income families

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Rents rose 6.2 percent in Colorado between February 2015 and March 2016, more than triple the national average.

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Chalkbeat: Will Republicans push for change in Colorado schools?

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With Trump win, debates among Colorado lawmakers about state testing, accountability and other issues could flare up again after a quiet 2016 session for education policy.

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Colorado immigrants and advocates anxiously await clarity, impact of new policy

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An estimated 4.9 percent of Colorado's workforce may be undocumented. "Now they're buying their cars, getting their credit cards. They're buying their houses, creating their own businesses."

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