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Basalt council takes crack at governing while maintaining social distancing

The Basalt town government took its first crack at holding a public hearing in the new world of social distancing and the coronavirus and registered a somewhat uneven performance ...
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Editorial: Journalism in an age of outbreak

But weeks like this past week are the kind where it becomes less about flattery — and less about us, really — and more about simply being a conduit for the facts and truths that are constantly shifting like unstable sands beneath our collective feet ...
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Local governments work to counter misinformation about coronavirus

After Thornton residents sent him screenshots of someone claiming online that the city’s water supply was unsafe due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Todd Barnes fired back on Nextdoor in all caps ...
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Zansberg: From a scandal in Colorado’s court system to “The Afghanistan Papers,” Americans are exercising their right to know

This week is Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of our rights, as citizens, to hold our public servants accountable by inspecting “public records” and observing meetings of public bodies at which any “public business” is discussed, whether or not “formal action” is taken ...
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CDOT unveils transparency plans

With an additional $500 million in its budget each year for the next several years, the Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled an accountability strategy that will streamline projects, increase transparency and ensure work directly benefits residents ...
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Opinion: Press pause on the non-essentials

At this moment, everyday citizens aren’t paying attention to the meetings being held and decisions being made by city and county politicians. While we appreciate discussions among local elected officials and bureaucrats to consider other means of public testimony, most people don’t have the bandwidth to deal with this pandemic, and pay attention to local government meetings ...
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Longmont urges people to participate remotely in City Council meetings

Longmont is urging residents to provide public comments in writing or via video or telephone messages, instead of showing up to speak in person at City Council meetings ...
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Denver City Council changing rules to allow emergency meeting cancellation

Faced with the increasing spread of the coronavirus, Denver City Council will consider new rules that would allow the council president to cancel a full-body meeting during an emergency ...
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Boulder City Council to consider emergency remote meeting ordinance amid coronavirus

Boulder City Council will consider an emergency ordinance to hold remote meetings during certain circumstances, as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread in the state and large gatherings are canceled across the country ...
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Opinion: Colorado has a public transparency problem

The deafening silence from Colorado law enforcement will continue for the foreseeable future ...
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