Editorial: Celebrating the freedom of the press

Reporters are finding it more and more difficult to collect and disseminate news that an ever-expanding government withholds from the public. News media often have to resort to freedom of information requests just to get basic facts that should be in the public domain.

Editorial: For now, mayor’s clearing of police chief in open records case seems appropriate

Police who lie to their superiors or misrepresent facts in a case have no place on the force. That’s why for years we’ve supported a policy of firing officers who engage in such behavior. That’s also why we’ve been disturbed by accusations that Denver Chief Robert White and Deputy Chief Matt Murray last year deliberately misled the safety department’s records coordinator, Mary Dulacki, after she forwarded open records requests from the police union and Denver7 television.