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Tag Archives: Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

Ex-Denver Post journalists launched a new publication with crypto backing

In 1833, The New York Sun revolutionized journalism as a pioneer of the penny press. In 2018, a new startup called The Colorado Sun is hoping to do the same […]...

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June 29, 2018 Just In, Media

Hickenlooper vetoes bill to limit public access to child autopsy reports, citing “societal benefits” of transparency

Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a proposed law Friday that would have limited public access to child autopsy reports in an effort to protect the privacy […]...

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June 1, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers vote to close child autopsy reports, put burden on the public to seek access in court

Colorado lawmakers are poised to close public access to autopsy reports on minors, bowing to a request from county coroners who say disclosure of the […]...

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May 8, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, Outside Publications, The Mix

Colorado bill would open records on completed police internal affairs investigations

Colorado would join a dozen other states that require public disclosure of internal records on police misconduct under legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday. […]...

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April 23, 2018 Civil Rights, Colorado state legislature 2018, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Supreme Court orders judge to justify hiding records about misconduct in DA George Brauchler’s office

The state Supreme Court has granted The Colorado Independent’s emergency petition for help in our fight to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in a death […]...

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February 8, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawsuit challenges Aurora’s ‘blanket policy’ of rejecting requests for police internal affairs files

The city of Aurora’s “blanket policy” of denying open records requests for police internal affairs files, apparently without regard to the facts and circumstances of […]...

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December 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Should judges in Colorado be able to seal criminal court records without a uniform standard on secrecy?

In a terse letter, a committee of the Colorado Supreme Court has rejected CFOIC’s call for a uniform standard for sealing court files in criminal […]...

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December 13, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, 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

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

A mother’s quest for police records on the death of her son

Rochelle Reynolds had lots of questions after her 25-year-old son, John, died following an early-morning encounter with police in the western Colorado town of Olathe […]...

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March 3, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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