Douglas County recruits school district for open data initiative

As part of their effort to streamline public access to government data and services throughout the county, Douglas County officials pitched the school district on joining its Open Data Initiative, which lets consumers search for such information through one user-friendly portal.

Judge orders documents unsealed in Broomfield murder case

A Broomfield judge has ordered the release of the arrest affidavit in the murder of a 4-year-old boy, ruling that the case and its proceedings were in the public interest while also noting that a 911 tape outlining the use of an ax as the possible murder weapon already had been released.

Editorial: Not so transparent at Jeffco school board

By naming only one finalist, without having the opportunity to consider what other choice the board could have made, the Jeffco school district limits transparency and strips the public of its right to know more about those who could make crucial decisions in their children’s lives.