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Polis says he’ll sign police transparency bill — to watchdogs’ relief

Advocates for government accountability were alarmed to learn Gov. Jared Polis was undecided on whether to veto a bill to expand police transparency in...

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...

U.S. Supreme Court denies The Indy’s request for review in First...

The United States Supreme Court has denied The Colorado Independent’s request for review of a Colorado Supreme Court decision to allow records in a...

Denver police violated policy when they detained Indy editor, internal investigation...

A Denver Police Department internal investigation released today found two officers violated city policy when they handcuffed and detained Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene...

When Colorado cops police themselves, the public can be left in...

Editor's note: This bill passed the state House and Senate and, as of March 28, just needs the governor's signature to become law. When...

Attorney General Weiser opposes The Colorado Independent in court records fight...

In his first week on the job, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser officially opposed The Colorado Independent’s petition before the U.S. Supreme Court to...

A Colorado journalist’s secret: While covering the state Capitol, he was...

In June, I shared a story about a KUSA 9News TV reporter in Denver who went on camera to talk about his personal struggle with mental health...

Colorado Independent crosses first hurdle in U.S. Supreme Court case

Editor's Note: Since this story was published, the Attorney General's office has asked for an extension in responding to the U.S. Supreme Court. A...

News organizations across the nation back Colorado Independent’s open-records fight at...

Many of the nation's biggest news organizations, some of its top legal scholars and a squadron of Colorado newsrooms have joined The Colorado Independent...

The Colorado Independent takes open records fight to SCOTUS News outlet...

The Colorado Independent on Friday took its fight for open records to the United States Supreme Court. The Denver-based nonprofit news outlet, represented pro-bono by...