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Rapp Sheet

The emergence of a nephew of James Rapp, formerly one of the world's snoopiest private eyes, as a witness in the Hewlett-Packard scandal is a gritty reminder of how Colorado became a largely unregulated free zone for data brokers. Catch up with our sordid history of PIs with "The Case of the Missing License" and "Farewell My Lowlife," originally published in the August 10 Westword. -- Alan Prendergast

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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