Tag Archives: Sexual Assault

An effort to curb campus sexual assault is on life support after this GOP-led panel overhauled a proposed new law in Colorado

Update: The Senate Appropriations Committee, controlled by Republicans, killed this bill on Tuesday, May 1.  Jessica Higgins never reported. After she was raped her freshman […]...

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April 26, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Another senator accused of sexual harassment as other investigations drag on

Allegations of sexual misconduct continue to rattle the state Capitol this session. Sen. Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa, became the fifth lawmaker this session to be publicly […]...

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February 9, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Donors financing state treasurer’s race change candidates amid sexual harassment investigation

As House leadership continues its investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. Steve Lebsock, a Thornton Democrat who is running for state treasurer, donors […]...

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January 23, 2018 Campaign Finance, Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

GUEST POST: In response to ‘#MeToo’

The trending #MeToo, used by individuals sharing that they, too, have been sexually assault and/or harassed, provides a striking visual of a fact many of […]...

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October 25, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Stalking, sexual assault victims may be able to break rental agreements under House bill

Women’s groups, advocates for the homeless and those who support victims of sexual assault or stalking are cheering a near-unanimous vote today on a bipartisan […]...

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February 15, 2017 Housing, Just In, Politics, The Beats

GUEST POST: Trump isn’t above consent. No one is.

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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October 19, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Sorority sister: State House candidate downplays her years on a controversial FratPAC

Katy Brown, the Republican vying for Colorado’s highly competitive House District 3 seat, touts her experience as a web developer, Cherry Hills councilwoman and community service […]...

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September 13, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Wiretap: Remembering the Greatest of All Time

Eulogizing Ali The great writers were drawn inevitably to the man who was The Greatest. You can take your pick now that Muhammad Ali has died […]...

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June 6, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

Polis calls his remarks against due process in campus sexual assault a “major gaffe”

Rep. Jared Polis is not known for nuance. This was abundantly clear last week when he suggested in a Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce […]...

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September 16, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Legislature requires universities to get “SANE” in face of campus sexual assault

“I lay there at 20 years old thinking, ‘OK, this is how I’m going to die,'” said Kimberly Weeks, testifying last week before the Senate Education […]...

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April 22, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, The Mix

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7/20/18 The Red Tent

Red Tent Bazaar Fundraiser for The Colorado Independent Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and laughter to benefit The […]

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How much each candidate for governor raised from inside Colorado in 8 charts

It’s time to take another look at where gubernatorial donors are coming from— in terms of geography at least. We examined this topic last month, […]

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