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Sexual abuse, misconduct allegations kept quiet for decades at world-renowned Colorado Center for the Blind

More than a dozen previously unreported instances of sexual misconduct and abuse spanning at least two decades at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton have surfaced during an internal investigation of the school’s parent organization. Among the offenses were the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl by a summer youth camp counselor […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado lawmakers must improve and extend protections against harassment in the workplace

Colorado workers deserve effective protections against harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, and that is what a measure now before the legislature — Senate Bill 176, the Protecting Opportunities and Workers Rights (POWR) Act — would do. The POWR bill would significantly improve protections against harassment in the workplace; extend protections to independent contractors, caregivers, and older […]

Posted inBusiness, Crime and Courts, News

Former Buffalo Exchange employees file lawsuit alleging sexual assault, harassment, negligence

Four people have filed a lawsuit alleging a former co-owner of Buffalo Exchange’s Colorado franchise created a toxic-workplace culture, including rampant harassment and sexual assault, and that other owners allowed and encouraged his actions. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Denver District Court and seeks class-action status. It accuses Todd Colletti, who was the “primary […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: When allegations of sexual assault and harassment emerge, institutions need to take action

Against the backdrop of those stories, damning findings from an internal investigation into sexual harassment and assault at Louisiana State University dropped recently. Each of these stories sheds light on the ways that institutions can further the harm of sexual harassment and assault. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Allegations of sexual harassment […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

Colorado’s judicial branch to be investigated for sexual harassment, gender discrimination

Outside investigators will examine allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination within the state’s judicial branch, the Colorado Supreme Court announced Tuesday. Representatives from Gov. Jared Polis’ office, the Colorado Attorney General’s office and the state legislature will form a panel by the end of the week to select the independent investigators. The investigators will […]

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Opinion: Women are rising in the conservation movement, but still face #MeToo challenges

The #MeToo movement has caused profound shake-ups at organizations across the U.S. in the last two years. So far, however, it has left many unresolved questions about how workplaces can be more inclusive and equitable for women and other diverse groups. In its latest twist, over the last month a series of top executives have exited The Nature Conservancy, the largest […]

Posted inGrowth, News, Politics and Government

Denver’s mayoral race is coming down to a fiery personality clash. What does that say about Colorado’s capital city?

A few months back, it appeared the deciding issues in Denver’s mayoral race were going to be mainly related to policy: Growth. Congestion. Homelessness. Affordability. Instead, the runoff election Tuesday between incumbent Mayor Michael Hancock and challenger Jamie Giellis has morphed into a battle of personal integrity. It’s one of the most negative contests in […]

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Carman: Women under the Gold Dome are mad as hell, not going to take it anymore

Here we are, having just survived another brutal session of the Colorado legislature, and now this. What are we to do about a bra-snapping, butt-grabbing lobbyist? Didn’t we have enough trouble dealing with degenerate legislators last year? In case you missed the piece recently on Colorado Public Radio, my friend, Dede de Percin, and several […]