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Man reaches settlement with Montrose County over First Amendment claims

Goodman sued the commissioners and certain county administrative staff — some of whom were later dismissed from the action — alleging the county retaliated against him for exercising his First Amendment rights and deprived him of due process ...
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Demonstrators demand transparency at state Capitol following LoDo shooting

Various community organizers have taken to social media to express disapproval of DPD's press conference, saying it fell short of providing transparency ...
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Denver police vow to release body-worn camera footage of shooting that injured seven

The imminent release of body-worn footage of a police shooting that injured seven people will serve as an important step in helping the public understand how the incident unfolded ...
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Judicial committee secretly debates proposal to address racial bias in jury selection

The committee's chair, Judge John Daniel Dailey of the Court of Appeals, defended his decision to exclude the public from the judiciary's discussions on a potential racial bias rule ...
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‘At last — finally’: Civil liberties advocates celebrate recognition of right-to-record

Civil liberties advocates are celebrating the Denver-based federal appeals court's decision this week to recognize the First Amendment protects the right to publicly record law enforcement officers, even while scratching their heads at some of the reasoning the court employed to reach its conclusion ...
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Colorado stops publicly reporting COVID outbreaks at K-12 schools, looks to ‘normalize’ process

Colorado’s health department stopped publicly sharing data on COVID-19 outbreaks at K-12 schools, roughly a month before many students and teachers return to the classroom ...
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Editorial: Regents’ retreat location is barrier to transparency

The transparency red flags seem to almost wave themselves. If the retreat must be luxurious, why not hold it at one of Boulder’s many resorts? If it must be outside of Boulder, why not return to Tabernash? If it must be somewhere expensive, why not live-stream it? ...
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Colorado to stop reporting most COVID-19 outbreaks

In a major blow to transparency, Gov. Jared Polis' administration is no longer reporting detailed data about COVID-19 outbreaks to the public ...
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Judge rules in favor of Douglas County School District in records suit

A Douglas County judge has ruled in favor of the county school district in a records dispute, finding that binders given to newly elected board members were not public records ...
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Testimony: Colorado judicial discipline system should be scrapped and rebuilt

Colorado’s current method of investigating and disciplining judges should be scrapped for a more independent and transparent process that the public would have a hand in controlling, advocates for reform told a legislative committee studying the process ...
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