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Tag Archives: Ethics

Denver City Council rejects ethics board’s advice, OKs new rules on pricey plane tickets and other city gifts for officials

The Denver City Council, against the advice of ethics watchdogs, has adopted new rules that will allow council members and the mayor to continue receiving […]...

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July 9, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

No ethical issue with free business-class flights for Denver officials, City Council committee says

Denver City Council members say that freebies from the city don’t sway their decision-making. Still, recent criticism about some of them accepting $10,000 plane tickets […]...

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June 19, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Littwin: If the latest Trump Jr.-Russia story is not quite a smoking gun, it’s still smoking

This may be, as the kids say, when everything just got real, even as the Trump-Russia story grows increasingly unreal. On three consecutive days, The […]...

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July 11, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Wary senators and Obamacare repeal; Mitch vs. Mitch; Meryl Streep is why liberals win

A handful of Senate Republicans are openly questioning the repeal-and-delay tactic on Obamacare. The question is whether there are enough of them who will demand […]...

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January 10, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Wiretap

Conflicts of interest for Ethics Commission? Lawmakers seek fix.

Lawmakers hoping once again to try and rid the state’s anti-corruption agency from its own conflicts of interest might have an unlikely ally in their […]...

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December 31, 2015 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Sure, Colorado has a clean reputation — but there’s still lots we don’t know.

Colorado is not a state with a tradition of scandal-scarred government. Its governors don’t tumble from power in disgrace, and indictments of lawmakers and lobbyists […]...

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November 12, 2015 Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Elbert County commissioner could face sanctions for failure to pay a fine

Elbert County Commissioner Robert Rowland, and his fellow commissioners, could find themselves back in court sooner rather than later. This morning, Jill Duvall, who launched […]...

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September 25, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Did Denver City Council candidate Wayne New violate campaign code?

Denver City Council candidate Wayne New’s ads claim he is “neighborhood friendly” and “development smart.” The ads are also in violation of campaign finance law, […]...

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March 25, 2015 Just In, Politics

Chief of Denver’s jail under investigation for special treatment afforded criminally charged sheriff’s captain

It’s unclear who was making decisions to treat Gillespie differently than the thousands of other arrestees the sheriff department deals with annually....

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June 20, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats
Denver Grand Jury Rules Gessler Broke No Laws With His Spending

Denver Grand Jury Rules Gessler Broke No Laws With His Spending

Depending on your point of view, there’s good news and bad in the case of Secretary of state Scott Gessler and the $1,278 in public funds he spent to attend a Republican conference in August....

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June 20, 2013 Center Well, Politics

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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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