The culture of sexual harassment pervading Hollywood and the U.S. Congress is now — finally — starting to get the attention it deserves. And the challenges women face when confronted with harassment and assault are starting to get the attention they deserve as well. When women object to mistreatment or file complaints, their grievances are often widely dismissed by their peers and supervisors; they face hostility for "rocking the boat," and they often face severe professional and personal repercussions.
The dominance of west Denver Democratic legislators in the State Capitol will be over at the end of the 2018 session. In the House chamber, Speaker Crisanta Duran, HD-05, and Rep. Dan Pabon, HD-04, are both term limited.
I'LL SEE YOUR BERNIE AND RAISE A JOYCE FOSTER ... The battle of the bold-faced names is on in the House District 9 Democratic primary, where three-term incumbent state Rep. Paul Rosenthal is facing two candidates seeking to dislodge him from the southeast Denver seat.
Less than a week had passed since Bernie Sanders — yes, that Bernie Sanders — endorsed Rosenthal challenger Emily Sirota when Rosenthal rolled out a Bernie endorsement of his own from Bernie Steinberg — yes, that Bernie Steinberg — to counter it.
State Rep. Paul Rosenthal, the Denver Democrat hit with an allegation of sexual harassment that was dismissed earlier this month, is facing primary challenges from two Democrats in the southeast Denver House District 9 seat he's represented for three terms — social worker and educator Emily Sirota and veteran policy advocate Ashley Wheeland.