Possible ban on Native American mascots could be costly to Colorado schools

By   /  November 26, 2015  /  Colorado, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo Courtesy Littleton Public Schools

Gov. John Hickenlooper set up a commission to study native american mascots at schools but some schools would have to spend big bucks to change signage and jerseys.

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Contracts to Denver city attorney’s friends cost taxpayers big bucks, raise ethics question

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo Courtesy CU law school

There are questions whether the former city attorney, who now serves as the governor’s chief of staff, followed city ethics rules when he left to join a high-powered Denver law firm.

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City attorney’s office makes claims costly to review

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Open Records, Transparency  /  No Comments

Screen Shot from City Youtube video

Claims against the city can often tip the public to problems or trends, but it is now more difficult to view them.

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EPA wraps up Clean Power Plan road show

By   /  November 20, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Georgia, News, Pennsylvania, regulations, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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EPA took the Clean Power Plan on the road, hitting four major cities as supporters and critics sounded off on the most sweeping regulation in the agency’s history.

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Questions remain about parks director search, qualifications

By   /  November 18, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, Education, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

Denver City website

A committee that helped select the parks director disqualified one candidate because he had no parks experience and hadn’t managed a large bureaucracy but those concerns seems to apply to the selected candidate.

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Denver Post follows Watchdog story on parks director, but only after election

By   /  November 13, 2015  /  Colorado, News, Power Abuse, Taxes, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Denver City website

The Denver Post followed Watchdog.org’s reports about Denver parks director’s outside work but did so only after she was re-elected for Denver school board.

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