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Five(ish) takeaways from the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session may have done more for rural Colorado than any session in the past two decades.   “Rural, rural, rural! Music to […]...

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May 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

New law in Colorado: You have to ‘cool-off’ before suing for a public record

Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation Thursday that requires a “cooling-off period” when open-records disputes reach the point where litigation is being considered. With […]...

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May 5, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Leslie Weise: Winner of The Colorado Independent’s 2017 Whistleblower Award

First Leslie Weise blew the whistle. And then she faced jail time. It all started two years ago with what seemed like a simple question: […]...

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April 20, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

Could more transparency come to Colorado this year?

  Colorado’s Open Records Act is an old law with some outdated provisions in it. Last year, state legislation failed that would help align the […]...

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February 3, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Attorney General’s office opposes 2017 open records legislation

This story was originally published by the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition.  After months of work by stakeholders, proposed 2017 legislation is taking shape that […]...

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December 6, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s High Court won’t hear teachers’ union appeal in sick-leave open records case

  The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a state appeals court decision holding that sick-leave records are not part of a public […]...

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August 1, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

District bills parent $438 to see her son’s school records, $129 for copies

This story originally appeared on the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition website.  Connie Sack was stunned when she received two invoices from the Keenesburg school […]...

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July 1, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Open-government wins and losses in the 2016 Colorado legislative session

Colorado lawmakers in 2016 rejected an opportunity to bring the state’s open-records law into the 21st century. They also decided that wage-law violations should remain […]...

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May 13, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Senate committee kills measure to open records on wage-law violations

With no discussion, a Senate committee late last week killed legislation that would have allowed the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to disclose whether a company has cheated its workers....

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May 11, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado House panel votes to crack open records on wage-law violations

  Information on employers who violate wage laws in Colorado shouldn’t be considered confidential “trade secrets,” a panel of state lawmakers decided Wednesday. Currently, as […]...

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April 22, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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Dance like independent media depends on it!

We at The Indy aren’t big on rubber chicken dinners. But we love to dance. Join us on the evening of Friday, July 14th to […]

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The Home Front: An arson string in Longmont torches 6 cars and a dumpster

“The sight of Edmee Knight’s Subaru Outback ablaze in the driveway of her Longmont house wasn’t a dream,” reports The Longmont Times-Call. “The fire that […]

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