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Higher Education, Law Enforcement Officials Confront Sex Assault

From left, Colorado State University president Tony Frank, Lt., Gen. Michelle Johnson, superintendent
of the Air Force Academy, Rocky Mountain PBS CEO Doug Price,  Colorado Attorney General Cynthia
Coffman and  Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey chat at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver  before the taping of the Colorado Quarterly program about sexual assaults on college campuses and military service academies on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Sex assault is a problem at all levels of society and must be confronted by awareness, education, safety programs and law enforcement, a high-level panel of education and law enforcement officials agreed. The federally-required Title IX investigations on campus can conflict with those by criminal justice agencies, said Denver DA Mitch Morrissey. Continue Reading →

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Spa Schemes Illustrate Impotency of State Law in Recovering Stolen Wages

Christy Lodwick listens to her attorney  Douglas County Courtroom in Castle Rock, Colo., during her sentencing hearing on Jan. 26, 2015.  Lodwick was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 15 years of probation for three fraud-related felonies connected to  the operation of AspenFalls Spa.

A court investigation into spa operator Christy Lodwick shows dozens of civil cases and 35 judgments against her, including claims for non-payment of debts, fraud and failure to pay wages. She was convicted of criminal charges in Douglas County, but her former employees will not be receiving their stolen wages. Continue Reading →

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