John Hickenlooper

Colorado lawmakers pledge zero tolerance of harassment

Colorado lawmakers started their new legislative session Wednesday amid tension over unresolved sexual misconduct allegations against some of their colleagues, including one case in which a female lawmaker maintains she felt threatened after rejecting the sexual advances of a fellow Democratic lawmaker.

In the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, many Democrats, especially women, wore black — as many actors did at this week's Golden Globe Awards — to show support for Rep. Faith Winter, who filed a formal complaint against Rep. Steve Lebsock in November. While lawmakers often bring their children to join them for the first day of the session, Winter invited two other...