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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...

Hancock administration’s “transparency” about Michael Marshall’s death is hard to see

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration says it’s “committed to transparency” about the death last week of Michael Lee Marshall after sheriff’s deputies restrained him...

Colorado’s analog records laws lag behind digital practice

Messages today multiply. One brings another and soon they pile up like grains of sand in the Sahara. Can we really expect officials to keep them all and to deliver them in digestible chunks in a timely way upon request?

Durango City Council Forbids Photos of Public Documents

By and large, Durango’s new policy to charge 25 cents per page after the first ten pages of copied public records, and to charge an hourly fee of $30 for document research exceeding 15 minutes, is neither unusual, nor outside Colorado Law Regarding Public Records. The hiccup comes near the bottom of the policy’s discussion of “Fees and Charges,” which reads simply, “Photographing of public records will not be allowed.”

It’s The Law: A Quarter A Page

After 38 years of shelling out as much as $1.25 a page for information that belongs to them - a cost for public records...

Who Owns E-Mail? Part I: CORA

People say stupid things that they shouldn't in e-mails.  As a result, political scandals in Colorado and nationally frequently turns on the ability of...

A 38-year-old Colorado law allows government agencies to charge the public up to $1.25 a page for . . . public information. That is,...

Makin’ Copies Kinko’s Style

In recent years Colorado has laid claims to leading the country in many areas: Fitness, marijuana use and the number of certified SCUBA divers...