The Colorado Independent is asking the state Supreme Court to re-hear its request to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in the capital case against Sir Mario Owens.
Denver Councilman Kevin Flynn proposes that elected officials could start publishing regular reports on the taxpayer-funded travel and items that they accept, whether it’s a research trip to Panama or a nice jacket from the airport.
With the building that once housed their newsroom looming behind them, a group of former Denver Post staffers announced their plans to launch a new local newsroom, the Colorado Sun.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was right to veto legislation earlier this month that would have limited child autopsy review to family members, law enforcement, those going through a related legal process and targeted human services organizations. The public has the right to access those autopsies, usually through news reports, which can help in resulting in good.
Colorado has a new source for news and it was born out of the newsroom spasms of the venerable Denver Post. The dust had barely settled from the latest round of hedge fund mandated layoffs when the resignations started. Top reporters and editors began announcing on Twitter they were leaving. No one seemed to know where they were going. The answer is an online news startup called The Colorado Sun.
On July 15, the Denver Police Department will roll out a pilot project for collecting racial and ethnic data on people its officers decide to stop.
The University of Denver’s Project X-ITE announced it is teaming with the Gates Family Foundation, the Boston Consulting Group and community leaders to develop a business plan and prototype for a sustainable, scalable independent statewide digital news medium for Colorado.
A May 16 demand letter by Janet and William Huffor, who serve as Sheriff Bill Elder’s chief of staff and as a lieutenant, respectively, stems from the county’s inadvertent release on April 16 to the Colorado Springs Independent of the Huffors’ job certain private information, such as their Social Security numbers.
Councilor Shelly Kaup said she was “surprised” and “baffled” over the lack of specific costs tied to the 7th Street project, questioning what she said is a lack of public transparency in pushing the project forward.
A near coup on the Colorado Springs City Council almost canceled a secret discussion about the council’s policies on executive sessions. But despite three council members’ expressions of discomfort over secret meetings, two of them changed their votes minutes later to enable an executive session about executive sessions.