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Colorado newspaper theft law

(07/01/04 12:00am)

Theft of free-distribution newspapers by those who object to the newspaper's content is a frequent problem for the college student media. Although newspaper thieves have been successfully prosecuted in many jurisdictions under existing theft laws, Colorado, like a handful of other states or local governments, has passed a law explicitly criminalizing the taking of free newspapers.Colorado Rev.

Editors sue student council for closed meetings

(08/01/04 12:00am)

The Mirror’s former editor in chief Jessica Perciante, current editor in chief Heath Urie and current managing editor Christopher Marcheso allege that the university’s Student Representative Council and its president, Steve Gustafson, knowingly violated state open-meetings laws when they conducted closed-door meetings on Sept. 24, 2003, Nov. 19, 2003, and Feb. 4, 2004.

Student editors sue university trustees over funding cut

(08/01/04 12:00am)

Three editors of a student newspaper are suing their university’s board of trustees, claiming that the board cut the newspaper’s funding because of its content.Editor in chief Heath Urie, managing editor Christopher Marcheso and news editor Andrew Rosenthal allege that the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to reduce of The Mirror’s funding by 40 percent because of articles that were critical of the board and the university’s Student Representative Council.

Colorado passes law to battle secrecy, scandal in public university foundation

(05/01/05 12:00am)

Allegations of sexual assault and drug and alcohol abuse during football recruitment plagued the University of Colorado last year, leading lawmakers and state officials to eye the University of Colorado Foundation, which held key documents that would indicate how some funding for recruitment was spent.

Colorado county clerk reverses decision to remove student newspapers featuring election coverage

(10/22/14 12:56pm)

Angela Myers, the county clerk and recorder, told staff members of The Rocky Mountain Collegian on Tuesday morning to move issues of the paper with a U.S. Senate candidate’s photo from the rack closest to a drop-off ballot box because it violated state electioneering laws.