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Businesses hope to force Nor’wood-controlled board to operate transparently

The Interquest North Business Improvement District (INBID) board, which oversees commercial development contracted to the Nor’wood Development Group — the largest developer in the region — is accused by two businesses in the district of not releasing financial information under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), despite numerous records requests in the last year ...
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New collaboration aims to strengthen journalism in Colorado

Set to launch this fall, the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab) is an “independent media resource hub” founded by 10 leading news media outlets in the state, offering newsrooms the opportunity to collaborate with each other in a physical space at the Rocky Mountain Public Media’s new Buell Center for Public Media in downtown Denver ...
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Analysis: Did Hitch Rack Ranch deal involve the destruction of documents?

The story about El Pomar Foundation paying $15 million from an unknown source to Continental Materials to ward off a legal action over a quarry project southwest of Colorado Springs has raised the question of whether state records were destroyed in violation of the law ...
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Deputy video snippet ‘a complete setup’

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said a video clip showing one of his deputies holding a “Blue Klux Klan” pin before stuffing it into the pocket of his vest is not what it purports to be ...
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Academy D-20 files motion to appeal order in lawsuit challenging superintendent search last year

Academy School District 20 has filed a motion to appeal a judge's order in an ongoing lawsuit challenging its search last year for a new superintendent, district spokeswoman Allison Cortez said ...
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Colorado Springs City Council approves formation of police advisory committee

Colorado Springs City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to form a citizens' accountability advisory committee for police transparency. The second vote on the ordinance passed 8 to 0, with council member Don Knight excused from the meeting ...
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Whistleblower protection bill signed into law

Workers who don’t believe their employers are doing enough to protect them against such things as the coronavirus now have legal protections from retaliation if they speak out, under a bill signed into law ...
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Following protests at city hall, Denver City Council meetings are moving online

The Denver City Council will move meetings online following two weeks of disruption that began last month when protesters took over the microphone at city hall for several hours and demanded drastic changes to the law enforcement system ...
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Nonprofit cash being spent in Colorado campaigns still impossible to trace despite 2019 law

Outside groups spent nearly $1.7 million on eight highly contested Colorado legislative primary races. But it isn’t always easy to figure out where the money came from, despite a 2019 law touted as bringing more transparency to a system that includes cash from dark-money funded nonprofits that don’t disclose their donors ...
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CU Boulder study finds ideologically extreme Facebook users share the most fake news, ‘countermedia’

A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder found that ideologically extreme Facebook users share more fake news and countermedia posts than their Twitter counterparts and those who identified as politically moderate ...
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