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Rangely police shooting: The truth emerges and the healing begins

RANGELY  ̶  Late in the evening, two hours into Monday’s meeting at the community college, Debra Pierce turned and faced the police lieutenant who...

Research: What Colorado needs to do to preserve the modern public...

When state Sen. John Cooke asked for email communications of the top official for the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission last fall, the agency’s...

Senate committee advances bill that opens files on police internal affairs...

A Colorado Senate committee Wednesday evening advanced legislation that would open records on completed law enforcement internal affairs investigations. House Bill 19-1119, which passed the...

Court secrecy, a handcuffed journalist, ‘Access Denied’: CFOIC’s year-in-review 2018

Two words come to mind when looking back at 2018’s government transparency highlights and lowlights in Colorado. Judicial secrecy. In June, the Colorado Supreme Court baffled many legal...

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...

Hickenlooper vetoes bill to limit public access to child autopsy reports,...

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

Lawmakers vote to close child autopsy reports, put burden on the...

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

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...

Supreme Court orders judge to justify hiding records about misconduct in...

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...

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

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...