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Tag Archives: open records

The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a death penalty case

Update: George Brauchler’s office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent’s motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial misconduct. […]...

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December 8, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, 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

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  Colorado’s Open Records Act is an old law with some outdated provisions in it.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

Government employee records in Colorado: What’s confidential, what’s not?

Colorado’s open-records law is clear: A government employee’s personnel file is off limits to the public....

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June 3, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Should Colorado court documents be free on public library computers?

Name the one place in Colorado where someone who isn’t a lawyer can look at digital images of civil court documents on file anywhere in the state....

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May 19, 2016 Just In, Politics, 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

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

Cynthia Coffman and Mitch Morrissey sued over post-conviction reviews

Colorado’s Attorney General and Denver’s District Attorney are hiding records from a $2.6 million project to identify wrongful convictions, according to a lawsuit filed this […]...

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April 14, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, 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

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Colorado lawmakers could change how they handle harassment complaints. Here’s why. And what you should know about harassment at the Capitol.

A month after a wave of sexual harassment allegations crashed over the Capitol, top lawmakers on Friday will hold a high-stakes meeting about how they […]

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