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  • Rape kits can be hard to find for college students in Colorado

    By KRISTIN JONES Rocky Mountain PBS I-News -
    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Jada Garber, tall and confident, was entering her senior year at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011 when she was forced into a group she never wanted to join. She became the one out of five women who is sexually assaulted during her time in college. The man who attacked...

  • Respondents to Gazette poll say Colorado Springs police officer justified in hitting fighting teen

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A fight between two teen girls at Coronado High School in which a Colorado Springs police officer intervened went viral on social media late Thursday and throughout Friday. Various cell phone videos were circulated on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other sites, with people voicing...

  • Colorado Springs police officer breaks up fight between high school girls

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Two teenage girls at Coronado High School were arrested on fighting charges after one of them allegedly hit an officer who was trying to break up their fight, Colorado Springs police said. Colorado Springs police said the school resource officer also hit one of the girls in the...

  • AROUND TOWN: Woman's Club focuses on education, community involvement

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Since 1902, members of The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs have focused on education and community involvement. Not only is their focus the same all these years later, it is increasing.

  • UCCS professor earns university system's highest award

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    When you're stuck in traffic and, like every other 21st-century driver, want to ram your car into the person in front of you, think Stone Age. The 4 percent of Neanderthal genetic throwback thought to linger in human makeup is responsible for such desires, academician Tom Wynn says....

  • Rape kits available at only 1 Colorado campus

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    DENVER — Despite calls to reduce sexual violence on college campuses, few college health centers have access to forensic sexual assault exams. That problem extends to Colorado, where only one college campus has the so-called "rape kits," or SANE exams, which can reveal injuries and...

  • It's time to put those butts out

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Thursday is the 39th annual Great American Smokeout and some local high school students have joined forces with El Paso County Health to educate others about the harmful effects of tobacco. At Palmer High School in Colorado Springs School District 11, the Students Working Against...

  • Local high school ranks No. 1 in Newsweek and will get mayoral recognition

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to The Vanguard School at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at The Vanguard School at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, 1605 S. Corona Ave. The Vanguard School, a charter high school for grades 9-12, was ranked as the...

  • Fast facts from "America After 3 p.m." report on kids after school

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    What do kids do after school? Nationally, one in five kids are unsupervised. The After School Alliance Report this month released its "America After 3 p.m." report, which surveyed 30,000 families across the country. The alliance works with community gorups and government to provide...

  • Human Services offers expanded hours at area libraries

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    El Paso County Department of Human Services supervisors plan to host evening hours at two libraries to better answer questions and offer services. The expanded hours are the result of a partnership between the department and the Pikes Peak Library District, and it will allow residents...

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