By Rob Nikolewski | | Oct 02, 2015 5:00 AM | 101
The cost of the EPA's new rule for reducing ground-level ozone is a matter of dispute.
By Arthur Kane | | Oct 02, 2015 5:00 AM | 13
Colorado courts exempted itself from state open records laws and set up it own policy but critics question why the policy deviates so much from state records laws.
By Arthur Kane | | Sep 30, 2015 4:22 PM
The Colorado Judicial Branch exempted itself from state open records laws, but now the legislature has a bill that will require courts to abide by the same laws as other governments.
By Arthur Kane | | Sep 30, 2015 5:00 AM | 45
Attacks on staff at Colorado’s juvenile detention facilities have dropped from last year's record levels by about 40 percent, but the most violent attacks remain at high levels, records obtained by show. Between August and October last year, staff members were attacked an average of 23 times a month in the 10 state-run juvenile detention facilities, but that average dropped to about 14 a month in the quarter ending this July. That is identical to the two quarter averages before July 2014.
By Arthur Kane | | Sep 28, 2015 5:00 AM | 15
Nearly four years after the courts exempted themselves from state open records laws, the legislature is ready to act next year to make sure the public has access to judicial budgets, emails and other records.
By Arthur Kane | | Sep 21, 2015 5:00 AM | 23
Colorado courts ruled that protests or passing out literature at the courthouse violates decorum but a federal judge ruled the First Amendment trumps an orderly courthouse.
By Rob Nikolewski | | Sep 21, 2015 5:00 AM | 18
Light-rail projects are springing up across the country but a recent report from the Cato Institute says, like a lot of transportation projects, they often run way over-budget.
By Arthur Kane | | Sep 15, 2015 5:00 AM | 57
Colorado lawmakers collect one of the highest per diems in the country, and has learned some of that money also counts toward their retirement benefits. The taxpayer contribution for just the per diems would cost about $99,000 if all lawmakers took the full amount. At retirement, the lawmakers’ retirement benefits would increase by as much as 18 percent because the $45 per diem for the whole session is $5,400 per lawmaker — about 18 percent of the lawmakers’ regular salary of $30,000.
By Rob Nikolewski | | Sep 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 70
Two leading Democrats in Colorado — Sen. Michael Bennet and Gov. John Hickenlooper — fear proposed EPA ozone rules are not good for the Rocky Mountain State.
By Tori Richards | | Sep 09, 2015 4:49 PM | 2.3K
An Environmental Protection Agency official lied during a congressional hearing Wednesday when he said the agency responded to a Gold King Mine “cave-in” when in fact EPA contractors created the disaster by barricading the mine last summer, the owner of the mine has charged. “This was a result of cave-ins and water buildup. That’s why we [...]