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Douglas County commissioners investigate Thomas about release of previous Thomas investigation

Two of Douglas County's elected commissioners are conducting another investigation into their fellow commissioner just a few days after their previous investigation concluded. This time, Commissioners Abe Laydon and George Teal asked their staff to look into whether Commissioner Lora Thomas publicly released results from their previous investigation to a media outlet ...
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Completed Douglas County commissioner probe not being released publicly

A monthslong investigation into a Douglas County commissioner by her colleagues wrapped up but the full results will not be released publicly ...
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Recall petition filed against two sitting school board members in Woodland Park

The petitions claim Woodland Park board members violated Colorado Open Meeting Laws by hiding action items on the board's meeting agendas ...
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This Colorado attorney has filed dozens of lawsuits to ensure school boards follow the law when they discuss matters in secret

The lawsuit, filed in September, is one of at least 32 lawsuits filed by Roane against Colorado school districts and their governing boards in the past two years. He has gone after districts large and small for allegedly violating the state’s open meetings law. Districts in Denver, Boulder, Durango, Colorado Springs, Gilpin County and Montezuma County are among those to face lawsuits from the attorney ...
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Nicolais: Strong local reporters become more The critical in a post-truth political world

The next few months will see plenty of misleading statements issued by campaigns on all sides. The best way to make sense of it? Keep following your local reporters ...
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Englewood police ordered by judge to cease talking about deadly shooting

The same day that 29-year-old Phillip Blankenship was formally charged with attempted murder for shooting at Englewood police officers, a judge ordered city officials to refrain from further publicity about the incident ...
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Boulder police debut new blotter, automated Twitter account

The updated crime blotter will share information and tweet out each incident on a new blotter Twitter account after the reports have been reviewed and approved by a supervisor ...
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DougCo school board attorneys release mysterious binders

At long last, the public can now see the binders contain a hodgepodge of news articles from mostly conservative sources, policy governance rules, social media posts, and court documents related to civil rights, equity, and critical race theory (CRT) ...
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Inside secret binders Dougco school board members fought to hide

On July 28, with court proceedings looming, Marshall revealed that the district had suddenly given him the material it had battled so energetically to conceal — even though its contents don't contain any obvious smoking guns ...
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Editorial: Pulling plug on city’s broadcasts reasonable

Delivering Council news in every imaginable form is, ideally, the best practice. It also falls under that fundamental caveat of life, which is “up to a point.” ...
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