Colorado poised to expand open records access

From CBS Denver:

Public-records access in Colorado is close to getting an expansion – but state lawmakers are resisting efforts to make it cheaper to get public records.

A measure that cleared the state Senate on an unrecorded voice vote Monday would make it easier to acquire public records without visiting agencies in person to review them. The bill also bans fees for records that are shared electronically.

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CHC & WELC win FOIA lawsuit, federal agency broke law by withholding identities of nominating parties

From Citizens for a Healthy Community:

DENVER – A federal court ruled yesterday (February 13, 2013) that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy and practice of keeping secret from the public the identity of entities nominating public lands for oil and gas development is unlawful.

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Universities inconsistent on student privacy

From Press-citizen.com:

The Press-Citizen was one of several media outlets in August who made a public records request from the University of Iowa for the application records of James Holmes — the University of Colorado neuroscience student suspected of the July mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.

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