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U.S. Rep Lauren Boebert is blocking users on Twitter, which could open door to lawsuits

Colorado’s first-year congresswoman, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Rifle, continues to make a name for herself in her first week in office. But that’s come with a lot of criticism, and part of her response, at least on one social media platform — Twitter — is to block people ...
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Denver officials still can’t say how much homeless sweeps cost

As Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration continues to break up illegal homeless encampments in Denver — against federal guidance during the pandemic — city officials still can’t say how much each sweep costs ...
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Colorado Supreme Court to decide if state’s release of public records should now be confidential

The Colorado Supreme Court will consider whether a Denver judge was correct when he declined to bar confidential documents from being used in a lawsuit after the state had previously released them publicly through an open records request ...
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Pitkin County admits fault in open meetings case

Admitting its failure to comply with the state’s Opening Meetings Law, the Pitkin County government settled a lawsuit where its commissioners were accused of doing public business in private ...
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Court says federal agency did not improperly withhold records from environmental group

The Bureau of Land Management did not withhold government records in violation of the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge in Colorado ruled in response to an environmental protection group’s complaint ...
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Editorial: Open meetings preserve public trust

The public needs to hear our councilors’ thoughts about this issue, which is not just about a building, after all, but about the future facility needs of the city; its economic development; and our vision for developing that area of our town ...
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Caldara: Our judges — undercover, above the law

While our legislative and executive branches must adhere to some minimal amount of transparency under the Colorado Open Records Act and open meetings laws, those in black robes have largely exempted themselves ...
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Public health inspectors targeted and doxed by GOP leader

The leader of the Parker Republicans is posting the names and home addresses of public health employees online with veiled threats of retribution for COVID-19 restrictions ...
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Denver Clerk and Recorder hires third-party company to roll out new campaign finance system

he Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office has partnered with MapLight, a civic technology firm, to build out a replacement for the city’s “outdated” campaign finance reporting application ...
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Arapahoe County judge closed courtroom, violating public trial right, appeals panel rules

An Arapahoe County judge violated a defendant’s constitutional rights by closing his courtroom to keep out one individual during the trial, the Court of Appeals ruled in reversing the convictions ...
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