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Stripping politics from Capitol’s sexual harassment policy proves to be tall...

Lawmakers are struggling to come up with a new sexual harassment policy at the Capitol that takes the politics out of the process of...

An Indigenous Mexican community finds a home in rural Colorado Culture,...

This story is a part of the ongoing Back 40 series, where High Country News reporters look at national trends and their impacts close to home. At 6:08 on a...

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...

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...

Lawmakers — again — consider subjecting Colorado’s judicial branch to open...

For the third consecutive year, a committee of lawmakers discussed whether the administrative records of the state’s judicial branch should be subject to the...

Five(ish) takeaways from the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session may have done more for rural Colorado than any session in the past two decades.   “Rural, rural, rural! Music to my...

New law in Colorado: You have to ‘cool-off’ before suing for...

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...

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...

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  Colorado's Open Records Act is an old law with some outdated provisions in it.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

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...