Are the commissioners, returning and new, abiding by Colorado’s Open Meetings Act, aka the “Sunshine Laws”? Based on video and audio recordings, and comments from all three commissioners after Monday’s meeting, it would appear that two of our county commissioners made a decision about the future of the county attorney without including the third commissioner in the discussion.
Secretary of State Jena Griswold laid out her policy priorities — including cracking down on secret political spending — in a visit to the state Capitol.
In his first week on the job, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser officially opposed The Colorado Independent’s request before the U.S. Supreme Court to unseal court records in the case of one of three men on Colorado’s death row.
Community groups have filed a petition asking the federal government to unseal almost 30-year-old grand jury documents against a former nuclear weapons plant, now the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and Superfund site.
Fourth Estate News LLC, a new web-based news-gathering operation and think tank run by a former Gazette owner, has filed a lawsuit against the city challenging a denial of records under the Colorado Open Records Act.
A Denver District Court judge has issued an injunction that puts the state’s Independent Ethics Commission on notice that it no longer has jurisdiction over the ethics rules of home-rule cities such as Denver and Colorado Springs.
Susan Holmes, the mother of Jeremy Holmes, a nineteen-year-old killed by police officers near the CSU campus last year, has filed a lawsuit against the university over the matter. But instead of seeking a big payout for tragic actions she believes were completely avoidable, she wants authorities at the campus to turn over documents related to the investigation, as well as a video that authorities have repeatedly refused to make public.
The district court dismissed the lawsuit and the court of appeals upheld that decision because Booz and Hall did know that the board was going to consider eliminating the program at the meeting, which they attended.
Contact7 has been battling the department over pages of redactions in the records it released for nearly a month and sought legal counsel in the process, who argued against the department’s assertion that the redacted information is exempt from public inspection under the “deliberative process privilege.”
The Interior Department, the nation’s largest land manager and overseer of vast natural resources, has proposed changes to the way it handles requests for information that critics say could undermine the public’s right to find out about what the federal government is doing.