Supplies used during a training session for nurses on Sex Assault Forensic Exams on Oct. 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. Of the top 100 colleges as ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2014, only four provide the exams in their student health center. Colleges cite the high cost of training and maintaining a SANE program as reason for having them on campus.

Rape Kits Can be Hard to Find for College Students

The sexual assault forensic exam is a key tool leading to the conviction of rapists, and in ensuring the physical well-being of survivors. But the so-called SANE exam, or rape kit, isn't offered at CU, or anywhere in Boulder County, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has found. The same is true of CSU and Fort Collins.

A Resource Kit Shows How Wage Theft Recovery Moves Forward in State


An I-News analysis of federal wage law enforcement data found that $31 million had been illegally withheld from Colorado employees since 2005, while the figure nationally for that period was $1.4 billion. The state Department of Labor and Employment receives about 5,000 complaints and recovers about $1 million annually. A resource guide shows how it works. Continue Reading →

Web Extra: Extended Wage Theft Conversation on Colorado State of Mind


I-News finds that since 2005, $31 million has been recovered by the US Dept of Labor, money illegally withheld from Colo employees. But as much as $750 million may still be owed. Rocky Mountain PBS I-News journalists Anna Boiko-Weyrauch and Cynthia Hessin talk to Nina DiSalvo, executive director of Towards Justice -- a worker's rights group, and director of litigation Alex Hood. Continue Reading →