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Denver Business Journal sues DIA to disclose public records related to Great Hall project

Denver Business Journal has filed a public-records lawsuit against Denver International Airport to reveal the members of an independent panel that recommended DIA CEO Kim Day should hire Great Hall Partners for a $1.8 billion renovation project ...
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Denver auditor finds capital asset tracking, fund reporting rules lacking

In a pair of reports, the Denver auditor’s office found that several recommendations from previous years remained unimplemented for how the city tracks capital assets and maintains transparency over special revenue funds, primarily in one critical monitoring agency ...
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Boulder judge rules preliminary hearing in Aidan Atkinson sex assault case be closed to the public

A preliminary hearing for a former Fairview High School quarterback who is accused of sexual assault will be closed to the media and general public, the judge in the case has ruled ...
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The legal needs of local news: What we learned from the Local Legal Initiative proposal process

The results showed an extensive need for pro bono legal help across the country, but they also highlight clear opportunities for the Reporters Committee and others who are committed to building support for local journalism ...
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Proposed buyout would join KUSA in Denver, local TV stations around Colorado

A proposed $8.5 billion merger of two of the nation's largest local television companies would gather TV stations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction under one corporate roof ...
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Named victim in Aidan Atkinson sex assault case objects to closing of preliminary hearing

One of the named victims in Aidan Atkinson’s sex assault case has spoken out against the possibility a Boulder judge may close his preliminary hearing to the public ...
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Podcast: Access restricted

Public records are the property of the public. At least that’s the spirit behind laws for access to government records. But Colorado’s Open Records Act doesn’t cover the judicial branch ...
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Why 9NEWS reporter filed protection order against hate criminal

Last December, 9News reporter Jeremy Jojola told Westword about ugly threats he'd received over stories about local neo-Nazis. Now, Jojola has filed temporary protection orders against three individuals affiliated with such groups after they showed up at his home in the wake of him reporting about one of them ...
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Editorial: Keep police radio communications open to media

Many Colorado communities are less informed about local law enforcement — the component of government that often warrants the most scrutiny — because a parade of police agencies in the last couple of years has encrypted radio communications ...
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Boulder opposing bill meant to keep police scanners open to public, media

A Colorado bill aimed at keeping police and firefighter radio traffic open to the public is being opposed by Boulder, one of several pieces of state legislation being actively monitored by city lobbyists ...
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