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Editorial: George Floyd murder trial brought accountability, but only transparency can bring sustained change

Preventing more abuses like those that killed Floyd, McClain and numerous others, Aurora, and all police departments must focus first on transparency. Trust and accountability can come only from independent oversight and information about incidents that come from an outside agency or entity ...
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Opinion: How the media — including me — unwittingly helped create a Columbine narrative that has inspired murderers ever since

But this is an inspiration based on a myth, the myth that motive matters, that killers must be understood. And that myth was partly created by the media, seeking answers in the aftermath to such unimaginable violence that everyone was desperate to prevent it from ever happening again ...
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Colorado bill would allow school districts, universities to name one finalist for their top job

A bill making its way through the Colorado General Assembly would settle the question on the side of privacy, repealing a portion of public records law that says if three or fewer applicants meet the minimum qualifications, all of them should be considered finalists ...
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Colorado police are required to wear body cameras by 2023 and want more state money to do it

By July 1, 2023, police officers across Colorado must be outfitted with body-worn cameras to capture their interactions. To make that happen, law enforcement agencies claim, they need more money ...
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Colorado lawmakers reject effort to require ski areas to report injuries, publish safety plans

Colorado state lawmakers killed a bill that would have required ski areas to publish ski injury statistics and safety plans ...
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Greenwood Village newspaper faces increasing criticism over racist April Fools’ Day article

A Greenwood Village newspaper that published a racist and xenophobic April Fools’ Day article continues to face criticism, including from a prominent family featured as the paper’s 2019 “Couple of the Year,” who have demanded the newspaper stop using their names in its defense ...
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Durango sets up whistleblower policy for staff, community

The city of Durango wants to make it easier for whistleblowers, both employees of the city and members of the public, to report concerns ...
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Zornio: Not all opinions deserve to be published

In an age of heightened disinformation and political polarization, I strongly believe it’s time for newsrooms to accept full responsibility for their commentators. This includes applying basic journalistic standards such as essential fact-checking, citing or linking reputable sources and providing reasonable scope in making the argument ...
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Judge denies defense’s request in Boulder shooting case for total gag order

The district court judge presiding over the case of the suspect in March’s massacre at Boulder’s southside King Soopers has denied defense attorneys’ requests for a full gag order to ban public discussion of the case by those involved ...
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Senate bill would require transparency from Colorado ski areas on safety and accidents

Sponsored by Democrats Tammy Story of Conifer and Jessie Danielsen of Wheat Ridge, SB21-184 would require ski area operators to “adopt and disclose safety plans, disclose seasonal ski accident statistics and maintain an accident data database,” according to a summary of the bill on the general assembly’s website ...
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