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Colorado’s state budget drives decisions that affect us all, but it’s long and complicated. We’re here to help.

The good news: following the budget process from home is easier than ever thanks to live-streamed government meetings and the abundance of public documents available online. The bad? Understanding how public money gets spent can be challenging even for seasoned Capitol veterans ...
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Editorial: Mesa County takes welcome step toward greater transparency

Whether Coleman could have changed to meet Rowland’s rigorous standards, we’ll never know. But the commission has sent a proper and welcome signal that the people’s right to know what its government is up to is paramount ...
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Colorado Supreme Court dismisses appeal from Denver hospital being sued for infections

Colorado’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from a Denver hospital that sought to bar company documents released through an open records request from being used in a lawsuit against the facility ...
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Judge: El Paso County commissioners did not violate open meetings law

Closed sessions held in 2019 by El Paso County commissioners to discuss a ballot question that could have asked voters to allow the county to retain tax dollars were lawfully held and did not violate open meetings law, a judge found ...
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Aurora to bar public from appeal hearings for officers involved in Elijah McClain photo scandal

A spokesperson for the City of Aurora clarified that officials will heed requests from a trio of fired Aurora police officers to close their upcoming appeal hearings to the public ...
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Armstrong: Put government records online by default

We pay for government. We deserve to know what’s going on with government. Yet public records remain far too difficult for the public to access. The Colorado legislature needs to fix this problem as an urgent priority ...
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Watzman: Voluntary, piecemeal actions by online companies to cut down on misinformation are not enough

We need a substantive conversation in this country – and this state – about accountability, transparency, and regulation of social media platforms. This conversation must be informed by research, investigative journalism and legal proceedings on effective means to hold social media platforms accountable and take responsibility ...
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Lauren Boebert is sued in federal court for blocking constituent on Twitter

Lauren Boebert, the bombastic new Republican congresswoman from Colorado, has been sued in federal court on allegations that she violated the free speech rights of one of her constituents by blocking the constituent on Twitter ...
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Justices question Denver hospital’s desire to suppress public records in patient injury lawsuit

Although the state's health department released confidential hospital documents inadvertently in response to an open records request, Colorado's Supreme Court justices appeared hesitant to overturn a Denver judge's order that prevented the facility from blocking former patients from using them in a lawsuit ...
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In Westminster, a company’s satellites help journalists the world over

Wood runs the news bureau at Maxar Technology, a space technology company based in Westminster. The news bureau works with journalists around the world at no cost to their news outlets, providing satellite imagery that can confirm crucial details of a story ...
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