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‘They were just everywhere’: Map of Denver Ku Klux Klan addresses in 1920s shows members in every corner of city

The mapping project followed the digitization of the ledgers’ contents and their publication online this spring, making the information easily accessible to the public for the first time ...
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Police violated Colorado Springs man’s constitutional rights with 24/7 surveillance, court rules

The Colorado Sun: Colorado Springs police officers went too far — infringing on a man’s Fourth Amendment right to privacy — when they installed a camera on a utility pole across the street from his home and recorded footage for three months without obtaining a search warrant, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.  Police mounted the camera in June 2015 after receiving a tip that Rafael Phillip Tafoya was involved in drug trafficking, according to the ruling. It wasn’t until after reviewing the footage, which showed Tafoya transporting drugs into his detached garage, that police applied for a warrant to ...
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McIntyre: Let’s not pretend

Stop us if you've heard this one before. Elected officials make a decision behind closed doors, against Colorado Open Meetings laws, and later backpedal and try to pretend it didn't happen ...
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Arvada tried to keep $100K excessive force settlement secret

The City of Arvada reached a $100,000 settlement with Travis Cook after he filed a lawsuit accusing an officer of assaulting him. The settlement was supposed to remain confidential, but was uncovered by the Problem Solvers through a public records request ...
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Florence officials mum on vote to terminate City Manager Mike Patterson

After an executive session , the Florence City Council unanmously voted to terminate City Manager Mike Patterson, but officials are being tight-lipped about their action ...
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Boulder DA asks judge to withhold King Soopers shooting video from public for preliminary hearing

The Boulder District Attorney’s Office has filed a second motion asking to withhold a video of the King Soopers mass shooting from the public during a preliminary hearing for the accused shooter, and also indicated it would be willing to not present the video as evidence at the hearing if the request is denied ...
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Former Florence-Penrose School District bus driver sentenced, but judge seals all information

Sentencing in the criminal case involving a former Florence-Penrose School District bus driver who allegedly slapped a student last spring has been completed, but a judge has sealed all of the information, including the outcome ...
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Dominion contract shields Mesa County from civil suit

Mesa County’s deal with Dominion Voting Systems for new election equipment includes a promise that the Denver-based company won’t file a civil lawsuit against the county over what Clerk Tina Peters has been saying about that company ...
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Douglas County cites Tri-County Health executive session in seeking to invalidate school mask rules

Douglas County commissioners are seeking to overturn the Tri-County Health Department’s recently-approved school mask rules by having their attorney raise objections about how the health agency approved the mandate ...
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Conservative dark-money group battles to keep its donors secret in showdown with Colorado’s secretary of state

A deep-pocketed nonprofit that has directed millions of dollars to conservative causes in Colorado over the past two years is heading for a showdown with Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold over whether it can keep its donors secret ...
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