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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...

Willfully violating Colorado’s Open Record Act will no longer be a...

It’s been on the books since the state legislature adopted the Colorado Open Records Act nearly a half-century ago: Anyone who “willfully and knowingly” violates the...

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  Colorado's Open Records Act is an old law with some outdated provisions in it.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

Colorado’s High Court won’t hear teachers’ union appeal in sick-leave open...

  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...

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...

High Court to Planned Parenthood shooting judge: Explain yourself

  The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a judge to explain why he's keeping certain records in the Planned Parenthood shooting case secret. The High Court gave El Paso District...