All posts tagged "sexual assault"

  • Overcrowded Middle School Deepens Adolescent Issues

    Gender-based bullying and taunting are amplified in JHMS’s high-trafficked hallways JACKSON HOLE, WY – As the valley’s population has grown, overcrowding has increasingly plagued Jackson Hole schools. Some of that pressure will be alleviated with the opening...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Letter: It Begins Before High School

    A middle school student’s plea for parents, teachers and children to talk about consent, sexual assault now The students at the Jackson Hole Middle School are studying key problems both at home and abroad, such as the...

    • Posted June 5, 2018
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  • Check Yes or No Consent

    Read the background on this story here. As adolescents in a small town test the sexual boundaries of themselves and each other, is a risk-prone community failing to teach them the limits? JACKSON HOLE, WY – In...

    • Posted May 30, 2018
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  • Editor’s Note: Shedding Fear and Speaking Out

    In a community where a poisonous sexual culture has thrived, Jackson’s youth seek cultural reformation  Nearly three months before the #MeToo movement emerged, Jackson Hole faced its own moment of reckoning. “I had no idea what I...

    • Posted May 30, 2018
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  • #MeToo Outside

    Women in outdoor recreation spell it out for an industry where sexism, assault run rampant JACKSON HOLE, WY – The first time a helicopter dropped Christie Watts off at the top of a snow-covered Alaskan peak, she just “stood there and cried” before dropping in. “I was so happy to...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • The Buzz: Dangerous Sips That Shatter Myths

    Date rape drugs come in more than one form and Jackson Hole isn’t immune to them JACKSON HOLE, WY – Danny Blacker is one of two women bartenders at the Million Dollar Cowboy. She’s worked there for...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • Adios, Ed Murray: Wyoming’s Secretary of State caps off his week with sex assault accusations and a resignation

      Wyoming’s Secretary of State, Ed Murray, capped off his agency’s week with a Friday afternoon press release. Earlier in the week, the agency had announced it was celebrating the 125th anniversary of Wyoming’s Great Seal, and...

    • Posted February 15, 2018
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  • THE BUZZ: Silence No More

    Defendant takes plea bargain in lengthy high school sexual assault case. JACKSON HOLE, WY – The plea deal in a two and a half year sexual assault case isn’t the one she wanted, but Claire Andrews is...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • GUEST OPINION: We Were Wrong

    A brother speaks to the sexual dynamics his sister endured in Jackson Hole. JACKSON HOLE, WY – The rape/sexual assault culture that exists among youth in Jackson Hole, which Sarah Ross discussed last week (“Reporter’s Notebook: The...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: The Space to Speak

    An insidious sexual culture festers among Jackson Hole’s young people and the time to talk about it is now. So I could go home To not feel guilty So he would like me Because I’m supposed to...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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