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Hickenlooper announces child protection reforms
DENVER -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Wednesday announced that the state will launch a new telephone hotline to report child abuse as part of a new effort to improve the state's troubled child welfare system. Currently, Colorado's 64 counties run their own hotlines for reporting abuse. The effort to streamline the reporting of such cases across the state is part of an ongoing effort to address child protection deficiencies that Hickenlooper started a year ago.