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Young: Denver police falsehoods followed by DA’s failure to hold cops accountable

Since the Aug. 16 release of body cam video, we can all see what actually happened, and it demonstrates that the police framed their initial story in a way they hoped would shield them from accountability ...
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Wet Mountain Tribune files federal lawsuit against Custer County Commissioners Bill Canda and Kevin Day

The Wet Mountain Tribune directed our attorney to file a Federal Lawsuit in the 10th District Court in Denver for the BOCC’s clear violation of our First Amendment rights ...
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District Attorney’s Office rolls out ‘data dashboard,’ grants public access to criminal justice data

For the first time, the public now has access to detailed El Paso County and Teller County criminal justice system data in what the 4th Judicial District Attorney Office calls an important step in "building transparency and accountability" with the community ...
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Douglas County attorney cites legal concerns with release of confidential report

An investigation by the Douglas County government’s attorney found that Commissioner Lora Thomas released a confidential memo to the media and that she could have broken the law by doing so.  ...
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What in the piping plover? New website sheds light on Colorado’s 350 most sensitive species.

The recently launched site allows for more transparency on CPW’s efforts to conserve the sensitive species — from the greater prairie-chicken to the long-nosed leopard lizard — and offers more awareness to conservation partners, land management agencies, local governments and the public, ...
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Proposed sweeping changes to judicial discipline process would need public approval

Colorado judges who face formal charges of misconduct would face a public trial rather than a secret one, which has been the norm for decades, according to a number of sweeping preliminary recommendations made by an interim legislative committee reviewing changes to judicial discipline ...
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Judge blocks release of some Casa Bonita documents

A judge ruled that some of Casa Bonita’s public records can stay secret ...
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Voters deserve facts: City considers editing Denver Blue Book submissions

Facts should help voters make an informed decision during elections. Last year, we discovered the city of Denver sends out ballot information that is not necessarily factual. After the attention we put on the issue, the city started working on fixing the problem ...
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Watch: Body cam video released of LoDo police shooting that injured six bystanders

Denver police released body camera footage of three officers shooting an armed man and injuring six innocent bystanders outside busy downtown bars ...
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Casa Bonita’s owners sue to keep some building plans secret

Casa Bonita’s new owners are asking a judge to help them keep some of the restaurant’s renovation documents secret ...
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