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Once an endangered species, journalists make a miraculous comeback at the Colorado Capitol

Like endangered fish that seemed destined to disappear from a once-important lake, journalists have made a miraculous comeback at Colorado’s Capitol, which is now teeming with about the same number of reporters who were assigned there from the 1960s through the 1990s ...
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Judge: Retaliation aim of lawsuit

A Delta County judge has doubled down on a previous judgment against an energy firm in its suit against a Paonia activist, declaring that the suit is frivolous and was filed to retaliate against the industry critic ...
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Editorial: Internal police probes now open to the public

Internal affairs secrecy has made it too easy for agencies to tell the public they handled things appropriately. Now they'll have to show it ...
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Democrats seek to scrub criminal records to prevent prolonged punishment

The bill would allow people with certain misdemeanor and felony convictions to petition a judge to have their record sealed. The judge must seal the record so long as certain conditions are met ...
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In final push, Democrats rush major changes to elections and campaign finance disclosure in Colorado

Better disclosure for campaign donations, automatic voter registration, longer hours to vote and more poll locations are a handful of the last-minute changes Democratic lawmakers want to make to Colorado election laws ...
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Weld County could begin live streaming meetings

After years of residents asking for more transparency from the Board of Weld County Commissioners, it appears the commissioners are prepared to take the giant leap into the 21st Century ...
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What would media literacy mean for Colorado’s students?

Cutter’s bill, if passed, would engage a consultant and form a committee of educators and media members to provide the blueprint to implement mandatory media literacy education in Colorado classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade. It would make Colorado one of only a handful of states to require such education, even though the need, Cutter says, is widespread and urgent ...
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Polis says he’ll sign police transparency bill – to watchdogs’ relief

Advocates for government accountability were alarmed to learn Gov. Jared Polis was undecided on whether to veto a bill to expand police transparency in Colorado. But Polis spokeswoman Maria De Cambra set the record straight. "We're not going to veto the bill," she said ...
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‘This is a First Amendment violation’: Colorado State University student newspapers thrown out, police investigating

Police at Colorado State University in Fort Collins are investigating the trashing of the Rocky Mountain Collegian’s editions after editors reported an estimated 1,000 copies were removed from the student-run newspaper’s campus racks and tossed out ...
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House gives nod to lobbyist disclosure bill

Lobbyists who try to influence legislation or state agency rules are going to have to be more open about what they are doing, and who they are working for under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House ...
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