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Colorado reading bills seeking more transparency and teacher training extension move forward

Colorado parents would have an easier time finding out how their children’s schools teach reading under a bill that received committee approval ...
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House: Archuleta school board misses out on a lesson

The board missed the whole lesson. They put the blame on the attorney who was fighting on behalf of the public’s right to know. And they failed to apologize to the public for not educating themselves about the Colorado Open Meetings Law in the first place ...
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Coffman lawsuit against Aurora taps transparency, politics and campaign dollars

City legal staff can’t recall a sitting city council member suing the city, and it’s not yet clear how the city will handle closed sessions where council members are briefed about litigation, when the lawsuit’s plaintiff is one of their own ...
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Some Colorado lawmakers want ski resorts to report injuries and fatalities

Resorts don’t readily share accident details. If the family was not speaking publicly, Mañon’s death may have gone unnoticed, like many ski resort deaths. That could change with legislation introduced at the Colorado statehouse last week that would require resorts to share safety strategies as well as statistics revealing injuries and fatalities ...
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Carbondale PD not yet releasing body cam footage in controversial case

The Carbondale Police Department has refused to publicly release body camera footage in Michael Francisco’s controversial case, citing internal protocol when an investigation is ongoing ...
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Media literacy bill survives lengthy debate and Republican opposition

After an eight-day delay, House lawmakers went another two hours on a media literacy bill that Republicans claim will provide one-sided, leftist views of the media ...
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Young: Stop the government from keeping finalist lists secret

Needless to say, the nationally-admired CU system had no problem attracting qualified applicants. But the regents twisted the law to keep the names of every finalist but Kennedy secret from the public ...
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Lawmaker stops his own plan to protect personal information because of the price tag

The fiscal note, which estimates how much legislation would cost the state, showed that it would take $2.7 billion and the equivalent of 6,800 employees from July 2021 to June 2022, and then $2 billion and 4,500 employees the next year ...
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Wiggins: This place needs more sunshine

What Ouray County needs, though, is for its public officials to do a better job of opening the curtains and allowing that light to illuminate their activities ...
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Captain sues Colorado National Guard’s top brass over First Amendment right to protest

In a lawsuit filed in the district court in Denver, Kennedy requested a federal judge to declare that several of Colorado National Guard’s top commanders and generals violated his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, assembly and the press ...
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