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Denver’s 2020 ballot measures: The one about the internet as a public utility

Initiative 2H asks voters to let Denver spend money on broadband internet services and infrastructure. Currently, state law prohibits the city from investing in such things ...
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Denver will stream a live 24-hour video of ballot processing

Strengthening efforts to counter the Trump administration’s baseless narrative that mail balloting is rife with fraud, elections officials in Denver, Seattle and a growing number of cities are giving voters live video of their ballot processing in a symbolic effort to assure voter trust in the November election ...
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Colorado hospitals sign contracts to keep COVID-19 related data hidden from public view

News 5 has learned Colorado hospitals have entered into "data use" agreements with the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). These agreements apparently allow statistics such as individual daily hospital bed capacity statistics and ICU bed counts to remain hidden---even during a pandemic ...
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Can you trust the blue book? Colorado officials say they prioritize nonpartisanship in analyzing ballot questions

In Colorado, the blue books are considered particularly useful because they supplement mail voting, allowing voters to review the information on ballot questions as they complete their ballots. Not all states send out blue books, but with so many Coloradans using the book, it’s critical that it remains nonpartisan, Mullis said ...
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Aurora deputy fire chief investigated for social media posts after Black firefighter union expressed concern

A high-ranking Aurora fire official is under investigation for private Facebook posts that some current and former firefighters found offensive and racially insensitive ...
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University of Colorado Boulder lacks public coronavirus data on race, ethnicity

Data about the racial breakdown of those students is not available to the public or Boulder County Public Health because of backlogged reporting and delays in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment rolling out a new data system for tracking coronavirus, CU Boulder officials said ...
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State health department hides statistics and data during COVID-19 pandemic

News 5 Investigates has found the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) hiding data pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic ...
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Colorado SOS asks media to refrain from posting results, making projections on election night before issuing apology

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold asked national media not to report results or make projections on election night — an unprecedented request — while Gov. Jared Polis told The Gazette he "strongly" disagreed with the notion ...
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What do Jeffco schools use to teach reading? District leaders don’t know, and neither does the public.

More than half of Colorado third-graders can’t read well, and the coronavirus pandemic will likely make matters worse. Experts say low-quality curriculum is part of the problem. But Colorado parents and the public often don’t know what their local schools use to teach reading ...
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Court: Man entitled to review police personnel file in assault case

A man convicted of assaulting a police officer has the right to review the two use-of-force reports against the officer he punched — and whom he accused of fabricating the incident, the Court of Appeals decided ...
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