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Loophole in Colorado law allows certain officer-involved deaths to avoid public scrutiny

Out of the view of the public and three months later, the DA’s office elected to quietly slip a two-paragraph letter to the Aurora Police Department (APD) that said the officers did nothing wrong ...
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Removal of Dominion document from Colorado site was temporary

A 2015 request-for-proposal document from the election technology firm Dominion Voting Systems was temporarily removed from the Colorado secretary of state’s website. However, it was only taken down for a day, to redact personal information of Dominion employees, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold told The Associated Press ...
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Watzman: Facebook shouldn’t block a journalist tool revealing how political ads are targeted

Facebook should not be the gatekeeper to information we need to safeguard our democracy. The public has a right to know what political ads are being run and how they are targeted ...
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Opinion: Colorado’s open-records law needs improving; here’s a layman’s plan

Not having transparency, not having parity with government officials, robs you and I both of the ability to follow what our government is doing. We as citizens cannot effectively do our job at the ballot box if we don’t have information enough to assess those we elect ...
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New body cameras would automatically start recording when officers draw their weapons

Denver’s police and sheriff departments plan to upgrade their body cameras and replace some with cameras that automatically start recording every time an officer or deputy draws a gun or arms a taser ...
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For Pueblo: What happened when a local publisher sought public funding

In his brushes with the professional journalism crowd, he’d heard about an increasingly popular school of thought: if the press is a public service, it ought to be publicly funded. That idea had recently been picking up steam in Colorado. Rodriguez figured it was worth making a case for the Pulp’s survival ...
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Miller: When the government meets in private, the community is left in the dark

The problem is that the council spent no time at all discussing negotiations. Instead, members privately discussed the projects and then took an informal vote on them, which is not allowed ...
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Young: Colorado deletes public records when they matter most

A government of the people is transparent, with its records open to the people. But sitting in the middle of Colorado government is an enormous shredder, and officials keep it running every day at all hours ...
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Denver-based voting company refutes Trump’s baseless claims of deleted, changed votes

A Denver company that supplies voting machines across the United States pushed back Thursday against claims — shared without evidence — from President Donald Trump that millions of votes in his favor had been deleted ...
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Colorado health department deletes emails of officials working on pandemic despite calls to preserve records

Colorado’s health department has routinely deleted emails sent and received by officials responding to the coronavirus pandemic, despite a request by the state archives that agencies save all documents related to their management of the historic public health crisis ...
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