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The proposed loss of mandatory firearm training required for a concealed carry permit in Colorado is raising concerns about Senate Bill 17-116. (WikiMediaCommons)

DENVER -- Attendance at the Tanner Gun Show this weekend was "comparable to last year" according to representatives. The show is the largest firearm retail event in Colorado - three times larger than its nearest competition - and attracts a significant weapons industry presence in the state. Meanw

Men dominate the national conversation about women's reproductive health, according to a new report. (LuckyBusiness/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Male voices and perspectives are blocking out females – even in coverage of women's reproductive health – according to new research by the Women's Media Center. It says journalists who are women produce 37 percent of articles on contraception or abortion, compared with 5

Denver's District Attorney continues to dismiss wrongful conviction evidence. Credit: Susan Greene, Colorado Independent.

DENVER – A man who has served 28 years in prison for crimes he says he did not commit may get a new trial, according to a report by the Colorado Independent. A Denver District Court recently heard Clarence Moses-EL's appeal, citing new evidence in a 1987 rape, beating and burglary case. Susa

PHOTO: A so-called fetal homicide law cleared a Colorado Senate committee last week and will be heard on Monday by the full state Senate. Opponents say it could lead to the criminalization of pregnant women. Photo credit: Eric Galatas.

DENVER – A so-called fetal homicide bill that supporters say would help to protect pregnant women and their unborn babies cleared a Colorado Senate committee last week and will be heard by the full Senate today. Senate Bill 268 followed an attack on a woman in Longmont in which her eight-mont

PHOTO: Two laws on child sex trafficking have cleared the state Legislature, but millions of young people remain at risk in an industry that generates $9.8 billion annually. According to the U.S. Justice Department, the average age of victims recruited into prostitution is 12 years old. Photo credit: James Revgot/Flickr Commons.

DENVER - A law that would update how Colorado handles child sex trafficking passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, but victims won't see any changes until 2016, if at all. House Bill 1019 would have brought Colorado in line with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a federal law

PHOTO: The waiting room at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., featured in the film

DENVER - Think "E.R." - but in real life. That's what audiences experience when viewing the film "The Waiting Room." The Academy-Award-shortlisted documentary portrays a day in the life of one of America's public hospitals. It focuses on the people in the hospital's waiting room - the patients, and

DENVER - A bill making its rounds through the Legislature aims to extend federal civil rights protections to all Coloradans. The Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act would close a gap limiting legal recourse for some employees if they face discrimination on the job. Ellen Emmanuel knows

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter signed a $20 billion state budget bill on Thursday, calling it a tough but balanced budget that reflects tough times. Terry Scanlon, who analyzes fiscal policy for the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, agrees the bill (HB 10-1376) doesn't contain much good news. And, he say

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