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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirMarch 29, 20181min382

Purple Colorado is a battleground for a lot of hot-button issues. And one of the state’s most prominent public radio news teams is now going to apply its experience covering those issues to a new, national media endeavor that aims to get to the bottom of the country’s endlessly debated relationship with guns. Reports the Greeley Tribune:

KUNC, northern Colorado’s National Public Radio affiliate, was selected to participate in Guns & America, a two-year, national reporting collaborative of 10 public media stations …

…The Guns & America national reporting collaborative will be headquartered and supported by a five-person production team at WAMU in Washington, D.C., and 10 Audion Fellowship reporters to be placed in public newsrooms across the country, including KUNC in Greeley.

The Trib quotes a news release from the radio station that says the fellowship, “will train and empower a diverse corps of innovative, cross-platform journalists to cover difficult and divisive topics and lead the public media system…”


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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 8, 20187min875
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann Thursday gave a strong “no” to Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham’s request for her to investigate sexual harassment claims in the General Assembly. In a letter obtained by Colorado Politics, McCann wrote that the state Constitution “gives the General Assembly authority to establish rules governing the conduct of its members,” […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningDecember 14, 201711min2115

A defiant state Rep. Steve Lebsock released a lie detector test Thursday he said proves he’s innocent of accusations he sexually harassed a fellow lawmaker and declared he’s willing to take a polygraph to disprove all other allegations against him. Lebsock also charged the allegations against him, which first surfaced in early November, are politically motivated. The Thornton Democrat said in a statement to Colorado Politics he plans to tour to the state to “shed a bright light on the deep corruption in our political system” while continuing to campaign for state treasurer in next year’s election.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningNovember 28, 20176min1744

State Rep. Steve Lebsock said Tuesday he's eager to tell investigators his side of the story as they examine complaints he sexually harassed a fellow Democratic legislator and a former lobbyist. The Thornton Democrat also said he intends to resist calls to resign from the Legislature and plans to continue campaigning for state treasurer.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningNovember 18, 201718min4604

In the days since additional claims of sexual misconduct by Colorado legislators emerged in a news report, numerous women who have worked with state Sen. Jack Tate, one of the lawmakers accused of improper behavior, have come forward to challenge anonymous allegations about Tate. They say they’re alarmed the Centennial Republican could be unfairly caught up in a scandal they agree is bringing long overdue scrutiny to harassment at the state Capitol.