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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | Jun 25, 2015 5:00 AM
The Colorado public defender’s office declined to provide defense costs of the death penalty trial for Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes, citing client confidentiality, but a different Colorado Judicial Branch agency provided some information for another high-profile death penalty case.
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | Jun 23, 2015 4:00 AM | 21
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org Boulder County is falsifying road maintenance data, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is refusing to verify the filings, some residents of the county’s subdivisions say. Chuck Wibby, chairman of the Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance community group, provided Watchdog.org with nearly a dozen examples of roads Boulder County rated as good in its [...]
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | Jun 19, 2015 5:00 AM | 219
While many federal and state agencies are fighting tobacco use and alcohol abuse, about $140 million in Small Business Administration-backed loans to bars, liquor stores and cigarette shops — partly backed by taxpayer money — have defaulted, a Watchdog.org investigation found.
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org | Jun 17, 2015 9:13 AM | 73
Upon its founding, Better Idaho promised to "change the public conversation to focus on ideas that actually make our state a better place to live for all Idahoans." The left-wing group clearly changed the communication dynamic in the state, but not necessarily for the better.
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | Jun 09, 2015 5:00 AM | 32
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org The Colorado Judicial Branch has denied records under its new administrative records policies that other state agencies have or would have had to produce under the Colorado Open Records Act. After the interim administrative records policy was instituted by Chief Justice Nancy Rice last month, Watchdog.org asked for a series of records [...]
By Joshua Sharf | Watchdog.org | May 27, 2015 1:55 PM
Since the Great Recession took hold, the fiscal health of Colorado varies when compared to the rest of the nation.
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | May 27, 2015 5:00 AM
Three, 20-foot lanterns stand in front of Denver County’s troubled jail in a bleak industrial area off Havana Street and Smith Road, but the artist and city say the roughly $200,000 taxpayers spent on the public art could help take a bite out of crime.
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | May 26, 2015 5:00 AM
Bills that would have prevented police seizures of money and property without a criminal charge and helped people who say court receiverships ruined their businesses failed in this year’s Legislature.
By Marjorie Haun | Watchdog.org | May 22, 2015 3:37 PM | 54
Despite the initial reform of Colorado’s civil asset forfeiture laws in 2002, the state received an average rating on a recent “Judicial Reform” scorecard produced by FreedomWorks for America, a prominent pro-liberty organization.
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | May 19, 2015 5:00 AM
After more than two years without an open records policy, an interim policy that requires the Colorado Judicial Branch to release some administrative records went into effect this month.


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