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Tag Archives: open government

Willfully violating Colorado’s Open Record Act will no longer be a crime

It’s been on the books since the state legislature adopted the Colorado Open Records Act nearly a half-century ago: Anyone who “willfully and knowingly” violates the statute […]...

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July 28, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, 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  Colorado’s Open Records Act is an old law with some outdated provisions in it.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

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

High Court to Planned Parenthood shooting judge: Rethink sealing records

The Colorado Supreme Court has asked the judge overseeing the case against Robert Dear to rethink sealing certain records related to the Black Friday Planned Parenthood clinic shooting […]...

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March 21, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

High Court to Planned Parenthood shooting judge: Explain yourself

  The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a judge to explain why he’s keeping certain records in the Planned Parenthood shooting case secret. The High Court gave El Paso District […]...

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January 28, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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Colorado AG won’t prosecute the Hamilton Elector who voted for Kasich not Clinton

Colorado Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will not prosecute Micheal Baca, a former member of the Electoral College who was stripped of his position when […]

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