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Public can access new searchable database to determine instances when Colorado police officer certification was revoked

While continuing to withhold from the public fuller employment histories of Colorado's police officers, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office unveiled a searchable database that allows the public to track instances where the state revoked the certification police officers m ...
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McCann: We need data to drive Colorado’s crime prevention efforts

The Denver DA’s Office is one of eight Colorado jurisdictions currently participating in a statewide effort to bring together prosecutors and academics to use data to be smart on crime, think about new ways to maximize public safety, enhance fairness and create a new system of accountability to the public ...
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Bzdek: The pandemic is taking a toll on journalists

But one category you haven’t heard much about is journalists, and the grinding, demoralizing impact of covering so much disease, death, misinformation and unrelenting misery ...
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Colorado National Guard won’t disclose whether troops are complying with COVID vaccine mandate

The defense secretary ordered all National Guard troops to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, but the Colorado National Guard, which repeatedly has been called to assist the state’s health care system during the pandemic, will not disclose how many of its troops have complied ...
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School board controversy isn’t new for law firm that D51 board is targeting

No public discussion was ever held by the board prior to the meeting regarding the potential hiring of Miller Farmer Law Firm. This, according to Denver lawyer and Colorado Freedom of Information Act Coalition President Steve Zansberg, constituted a violation of the state’s Open Meetings Law, given the likelihood that at least one of the three new board members acted unilaterally in arranging the contract ...
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Gottlieb: DPS board now even more dysfunctional

We all know the “sausage-making” of public policy can get ugly and contentious. All the more reason it should be conducted in public ...
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Conservative dark-money group bankrolled almost every major Republican effort in Colorado last year, tax docs show

A deep-pocketed conservative political nonprofit that doesn’t disclose its donors funded almost every major Republican political group and effort in Colorado last year, according to a tax document obtained by The Colorado Sun that for the first time reveals the breadth of the organization’s influence ...
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Judge dismisses First Amendment challenge to new Colorado billboard law

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from two outdoor advertising companies who claimed the Colorado Department of Transportation's rules for roadside signage amounted to a First Amendment violation through regulation of the signs' content ...
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Dead voters the subject of federal lawsuit from conservative group against Colorado secretary of state

A conservative nonprofit is suing Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold for records of registered voters in the state who are potentially deceased, claiming that she violated federal law by withholding data ...
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Editorial: Board bungling transparency

The new District 51 Board of Education is off to a rocky start with a harebrained scheme to retain a new law firm located on the Front Range to represent the district in a move that, if not a technical violation of Colorado open meetings laws, is certainly a violation of the spirit of the law ...
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