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Mystery attorney in Elbert County election security case is former state House minority leader

Joe Stengel, a former Republican Colorado House minority leader, is the mystery attorney at the center of an election security lawsuit in Elbert County, newly unsealed court documents reveal ...
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Whistleblowers say they falsified patient records at West Slope mental health center

A troubled Western Slope mental health care center falsified assessments of its patients’ conditions for at least nine years in an effort to make its treatment programs seem more effective and secure funding from the state, whistleblowers say ...
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Johnson: Colorado’s law shields public officials accused of sexual misconduct

An exception to Colorado public records law has largely shielded investigations into sexual misconduct allegations against public officials from scrutiny. That needs to change ...
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Colorado judge rules defamation suit against Joe Oltmann, FEC United can proceed to trial

A Colorado judge has ruled that a defamation lawsuit by a former employee of Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems against a network of far-right conspiracy theorists tied to former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign can proceed to trial, rejecting the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case ...
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Lack of transparency on cost of Marshall Fire debris removal frustrating agencies in charge, raising questions

The town of Superior’s trustees are wondering why Boulder County won’t tell them how much each part of the Marshall Fire debris removal process is going to cost, as victims of the Marshall Fire struggle to move forward ...
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Commissioners will release legal memo with decision on water proposal

Following an hour-long closed-door meeting with legal counsel, Douglas County commissioners decided they will release a redacted version of two legal memos regarding a controversial water proposal at the same time they announce their decision on the plan ...
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Elbert County clerk agrees mystery attorney should be revealed in election security case

Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder told a district court judge that he agrees with the Colorado secretary of state that the name of a mystery attorney at the center of an election security case should be revealed to the public ...
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With coronavirus cases rising, Boulder City Council changes course and moves virtual

Boulder City Council’s May 17 meeting will be fully virtual given that Boulder County reports climbing coronavirus cases and some City Council members and staff contracted the virus after gathering on May 3 ...
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Listen: How do you combat misinformation? CSU professor says it’s a personal responsibility

It’s an insidious issue that communities and local newsrooms in Northern Colorado are wrestling with, especially with the midterm elections less than six months away. Dominik Stecula studies the intersection of political communication and media. He’s an assistant professor of political science at Colorado State University ...
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Opinion: Outing records seekers is ‘mean and petty’

I am more concerned with the question of whether pursuing and disclosing the requester’s identity in this case was right — whether it was decent or fair. I do not believe it was. If you sit down for a second and think about it, the power differential and implications here make this something we should condemn ...
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