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Oil-and-gas group failed to file finance reports in Loveland fracking election

“If the group accepted donations and made direct appeals to voters to support or oppose the initiative, then they fall under the requirements of the city charter and should have filed reports with the city."...

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July 7, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Citizens United must disclose funders of Colorado politics documentary

As the Supreme Court said in the case that bears Citizens United’s name, the public has a right to know who is spending money to influence their vote as an election nears....

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June 6, 2014 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Colorado mulls forcing Citizens United to disclose donor identities

“No one's saying Citizens United can't make this movie or spend as much money as they want on it. All we’re asking for is that they comply with disclosure requirements in the Colorado constitution."...

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June 4, 2014 In-Depth, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Ethics commission rules for Hickenlooper against Gessler

The embattled commission opened itself up to more abuse when it ruled to dismiss a complaint against Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper and then declined to revisit a decision it handed down last year against Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler....

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April 15, 2014 Politics, The Beats

Denver court: Yes, Secretary of State Gessler breached public trust

Gessler's request for review included a list of complaints about the alleged vague mandate of the commission, the bias of its members and disregard for his legal rights as a defendant. Judge Stern found none of Gessler's complaints valid....

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March 13, 2014 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Critics see proposed ethics commission cure as bad medicine

Although critics say it would do more damage than good, in a building brimming with possible defendants, the bill might gain traction....

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February 28, 2014 Politics, The Beats

Colorado’s analog records laws lag behind digital practice

Messages today multiply. One brings another and soon they pile up like grains of sand in the Sahara. Can we really expect officials to keep them all and to deliver them in digestible chunks in a timely way upon request?...

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January 24, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Salazar looks to address Colorado’s up-and-down open records fees

Then came the news that a Colorado Court approved a $16,025 records-retrieval fee. It's the kind of price tag that dampens the will to watchdog government and clouds the work of public officials. ...

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January 22, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats
Report: Oil and Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence in Colorado

Report: Oil and Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence in Colorado

DENVER-- A report released today by Colorado Ethics Watch describes oil-and-gas industry spending on state election campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts as disproportionally influential and “shocking.”...

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May 30, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Gessler Pays Back Travel Cash, Seeks an End to Ethics Flap

Gessler Pays Back Travel Cash, Seeks an End to Ethics Flap

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday cut a personal check to the Department of State for $1,278.90, looking to put an end to an ethics investigation that has stretched on since the middle of October and that seemed...

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May 23, 2013 Center Well, Politics

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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