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‘Are you this silent with the victims?’ -Florence residents demand transparency in city harassment case

A commitment of transparency came from the Florence City Council regarding its saga with its fired manager, who is accused of repeatedly coercing his female employees for sex at city hall ...
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Ethics complaint alleges Tina Peters’ legal defense fund lacks transparency

Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters will have 30 days to respond to a second ethics complaint filed with the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, which on Tuesday determined the complaint to be “non-frivolous.” ...
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Denver City Council may change public comment to prioritize new speakers

The Denver City Council could soon change the sign-up for its weekly public comment session to prioritize people who haven’t spoken at previous meetings ...
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Editorial: Framing 2022 as a year of transparency and openness would gain goodwill for Boulder City Council

We’d like to suggest another theme for 2022: Leading with transparency and openness — virtues that are sorely lacking in state and national politics. One easy way to do this would be for leaders at the retreat to agree to openly discuss public business during City Council meetings ...
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Opinion: Don’t withhold curriculum from parents

House Bill 1066 promotes accountability to taxpayers and parents alike. It represents a logical and necessary extension of Colorado’s long-held belief in open government. And it does so without encroaching upon local control or the ability of school districts to choose, in conjunction with their communities, what and how to teach ...
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Colorado secretary of state files lawsuit to block Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from overseeing the 2022 election

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold filed a lawsuit seeking to block Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from having any oversight role in the 2022 election.  ...
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Voting rights resolution leads Colorado lawmakers to argue over Jan. 6th, election integrity

When Colorado Democrats introduced a resolution to support their party’s national push for new voting rights laws, House Republicans responded with a mixed set of their own messages ...
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New bill would require Colorado schools to publicly post all curriculum

A bill recently introduced in the Colorado House by Assistant Minority Leader Representative Tim Geitner would require public education entities to provide easily accessible information to the public, and allow schools to adopt policies regarding teaching "controversial issues." ...
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Campaign contributions to local officials may require recusal in rare cases, appeals court says

Colorado's second-highest court has ruled for the first time that campaign contributions to an elected official may, in rare cases, require their recusal from voting in matters that implicate a person's right to an impartial decision-maker ...
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Opinion: Private schools, like Regis Jesuit, must resist the temptation to censor student voices

But the issue is not whether those with uteruses have a right to abortion. The issue is whether students should be able to question, speak, and reach their own conclusions. In essence, the question is whether students should be educated ...
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