Kristin Jones

Position: Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

Charity health care hard to come by for undocumented immigrants

Eduardo Franco Ramirez was attacked so viciously by muggers near his home in Aurora in September 2013 that the police on the scene thought he had died. The Guatemalan construction worker was...

DATE: April 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New drugs knock down cancer

Access to quality treatment can mean the difference between life and death for the more than 24,000 people in Colorado expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year. New and experimental drugs are...

DATE: April 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Health

What to do about sexual assault in college?

College administrators and law enforcement share a concern about incidents of sexual assault involving college students. And that can be a problem. A high-level group of Colorado’s higher-education...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex assault statistics tell varying stories

The stunning account in December in Rolling Stone magazine of a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia capped a year in which sexual assault on campus gained real traction as a national...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does ADA apply when police arrest mentally ill?

Do police officers have an obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate people with mental illnesses when making arrests? The U.S. Supreme Court decided earlier this month to...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rape kits hard to find for students

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 that she never wanted to join. She became the one out...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shootings data show racial divide

A black Denver resident is about three times more likely than a white resident to be shot by law enforcement. Latino residents are nearly twice as likely to be shot. At a time when the shooting...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rape kits hard to find for students

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 that she never wanted to join. She became the one out...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sepsis can turn hospital visit deadly

Define sepsis. Drawing a blank? You’re excused for your ignorance. Fewer than half of all Americans have ever heard of this medical condition, according to a survey conducted last year by the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Health

High-profile suicide highlights Colorado public-health problem

The suicide of popular actor and comedian Robin Williams this month released a flood of brokenhearted tributes from his many fans, friends and admirers. It also brought attention to a public-health...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cure for hepatitis C out of reach?

Starting this month, Colorado’s Medicaid agency will cover a breakthrough hepatitis C drug on a case-by-case basis, while it decides who will qualify for the potentially life-saving drug – and who...

DATE: June 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Health

Seclusion, restraint ineffective, state says

In 2010, a man named Troy Geske died at the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo after being wrestled by staff members onto a bed, where he was restrained with straps and left by himself,...

DATE: June 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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