Jared Polis Sworn In As Colorado Governor

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DENVER — Colorado took a formal step to the left Tuesday with the inauguration of Democrat Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay governor whose overwhelming election victory and party’s consolidation of legislative control promise ambitious changes for energy and environmental regulation, health care and state-funded early childhood education.

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Colorado Media Alliance
Zansberg will petition U.S. Supreme Court to heard records case

Law Week Colorado: Longtime Colorado media lawyer Steve Zansberg, who has represented national news organizations in cases connected to the Aurora theater shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Kobe Bryant rape prosecution, intends to file a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court in a First Amendment records case brought on behalf of the Colorado Independent.

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After editor’s handcuffing, CFOIC and journalist groups urge 1st Amendment training for police

“Deeply concerned, dismayed and disappointed” by the detention of Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene last week while she photographed police officers, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and two journalist associations are urging the Denver Department of Public Safety to institute intensive First Amendment training for its employees.

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Myanmar Court has Opportunity to Uphold Press Freedoms by Dropping Case Against Reuters Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

NEW YORK—Given the lack of relevant evidence brought forward in the pre-trial period, and the testimony suggesting police entrapped Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the Myanmar courts face an important opportunity to uphold the value of a free press by dropping the case and immediately releasing the two reporters, PEN America said in a statement today.

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