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Strasburg fire board bars the public from recording its meetings

The Strasburg fire district board voted to ban all methods of recording their meetings. A few minutes later, they called the police on Brad Jones, who was recording that meeting ...
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Dark money and big donors fuel the ballot battle over Proposition CC in Colorado

Big money is pouring into the Proposition CC campaign – and Colorado voters may never find out where much of it is coming from ...
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Local media collaborate to envision future of Boulder County journalism

The Colorado Media Project and Free Press joined representatives from KGNU radio, the Longmont Observer and the Longmont Times-Call in a public forum called, “Local Voices for Local News” at the Longmont Museum. Roughly 80 people participated in the event to provide feedback and their hopes for improving local media ...
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Perry: Aurora police destroy public trust withholding details about cop shooting man through home window

Aurora used to be Colorado’s gold standard for balancing the needs of police investigators and the public’s right and need to know. It has become a worrisome black-hole of secrets that threatens the credibility of hundreds of highly professional cops who deserve better ...
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Opinion: Why platforms should pay for polluting our civic discourse

Think of it like a carbon tax, which many countries impose on the oil industry. Only in this case, the United States or states like Colorado would tax targeted ads to counteract how the platforms are polluting our civic discourse ...
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Temple and Moore: Colorado journalism needs public support

We believe it’s critical that Coloradans now seriously consider the project’s fundamental recommendation that public support — yes, the use of tax dollars — be one of the steps the state takes to help sustain and develop local public-service journalism." ...
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Denver councilman floats policy to treat the internet like a utility, making it more accessible

Denver Councilman Paul Kashmann publicly launched a bid to opt out of a state law that prevents Colorado cities and towns from spending local dollars on enhancing broadband infrastructure ...
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Jojola: The day I broke as a journalist

I’d like to express in the most simplest of terms we reporters have our own PTSD and trauma and it’s okay to acknowledge our own suffering. This is my story ...
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Why video of a deadly police shooting still isn’t public almost a year later

The release of body-camera video captured during officer-involved shootings in Colorado is highly inconsistent ...
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We ran a story on a political group buying loads of ads. That political group decided to take its money elsewhere

I worked on a story that prompted a mysterious group with little more than a PO Box in Alabama to its name to immediately stop spending $100,000 a week with my employer ...
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