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Editorial: Keep police and fire radio communications open and transparent

Denver police scanners will soon go silent and Coloradans will lose one important tool of transparency and accountability ...
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Judicial Watch sues Colorado secretary of state over records request

Judicial Watch, a conservative Washington D.C.-based organization is suing Secretary of State Jena Griswold for communication records she refused to turn over through a Colorado Open Records Act Request ...
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FCC clears way for Denver TV in Southwest Colorado

La Plata and Montezuma county residents are a step closer to receiving Denver television stations, at least if they receive their signal through a satellite provider ...
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Colorado Court of Appeals rules for Bjornsen

Government officials in Colorado will have to be more transparent about closed-door executive sessions and other internal communications after the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that Boulder County violated the state’s sunshine laws during the debate over development of the Twin Lakes Open Space ...
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State audit finds ‘transparency’ problems with Colorado Department of Transportation’s budget

Colorado’s Department of Transportation has significant budgeting problems, according to a state audit. The audit found problems with the “completeness and transparency” of CDOT’s budget, which totaled $1.56 billion in the 2017 fiscal year ...
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Martin: CU regents have let Trump’s administration get away with censorship of academic research

You can’t have it both ways with the First Amendment. But President Donald Trump is trying to do just that. On the one hand, he issued an executive order that mandates free speech on college campuses. On the other, Trump has created an atmosphere in which research scientists are subject to censorship of their results if they commit the grave sin of attributing any global warming to human activity ...
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STEM School shooting affidavit explaining case evidence remains hidden from public

The judge did not address the suppression of the case file, which has remained hidden from the public since two students at the school were arrested in connection with the shooting ...
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Editorial: You have a right to know

Why did several media outlets — which normally compete against each other — come together to fight for a couple of autopsy reports? We all share a common belief that the public — you! — have a right to know what your government is up to ...
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Colorado taking demand-management workgroups behind closed doors

The directors of the Colorado Water Conservation Board have consented to let staffers hold closed-door meetings of nine workgroups that would explore a water demand-management program and to let staffers require the participants to sign confidentiality agreements ...
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‘Orphan counties,’ and a battle over what local news really means

“We are in desperate need of Denver programming in La Plata County,” Fischer wrote. “How are we expected to be educated voters if the only information we receive comes out of New Mexico! We need Colorado news to know what is going on in our state!” ...
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