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Video to be kept secret in Boulder King Soopers mass shooting case

An eight-minute video that shows the Boulder King Soopers mass shooting suspect inside the grocery store during the attack will be kept secret from the public even though it will be presented as evidence at an upcoming court hearing, a Boulder County district court judge ruled ...
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Constitutional advocates line up to ask SCOTUS to hear man’s appeal against Denver police

Civil liberties advocates, scholars and others are lining up to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a Colorado man's appeal, after a lower court decided the Denver police officers who allegedly retaliated against him for filming an act of brutality were immune from liability ...
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District 49 says it won’t report COVID cases even though Colorado law requires it

Saying the risks of quarantine outweigh the risk of disease, a Colorado school district insists it won’t report COVID cases to local public health authorities, even though state officials say the law requires it ...
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Police nearly severed Denver photographer’s finger with projectile during protests, lawsuit says

A professional photographer nearly lost his finger when police officers shot him with a less-lethal projectile while he documented 2020 racial justice protests in downtown Denver, according to a lawsuit ...
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D51 board voices frustration following rowdy meetings

District 51 School Board members are expressing sadness and frustration after a pair of recent meetings devolved into raucous rallies ...
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Editorial: Public isn’t making D51 school board public-comment decision any easier

If anything, this unfortunate scene reinforced the board’s instincts that it needs limits on how long the public can rail and riff on school board policy ...
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National political furor finds way into local government meetings

Those two episodes are just a few of the latest at local government meetings across Colorado, seeming to show that the temperature of our national political divide is heating up a space that rarely felt the heat before: hyper-local governments ...
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Mesa County school board receives police escort to vehicles after public uproar at meeting

A District 51 School Board of Education meeting ended in an informal pep rally with people shouting anti-vaccination and anti-mask messages, calls for School District 51 Superintendent Diana Sirko to resign, another parent calling for Sirko to be arrested, and the board receiving a police escort to their cars ...
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12 Aurora police officers accounted for 24% of misconduct claims; experts urge overhaul of discipline process

The department also needs to create standard timelines for releasing information about critical incidents, the report found. The department’s methods for handling the release of information about serious misconduct cases have varied significantly over the past three years ...
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Calling it a ‘game changer’ for busy families, Denver school board considers continuing virtual public comment at its meetings

Virtual public comment at Denver school board meetings may be here to stay, even as board members consider resuming in-person meetings and students head back to school buildings ...
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