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COPO BEST OF THE WEEK: Unaffiliated facts, drilling drama, lawmaker’s money woes and more

Author: Mark Harden - July 27, 2018 - Updated: August 3, 2018


Here’s our recap of some of our best stories of the week from the Colorado Politics staff.

> COVER STORY | What we learned about the ‘U’ Factor

> Citizen legislature vs. child support? Lawmaker’s court hearing points to problems

> Signature gatherer for oil and gas ballot measure has left Colorado

> Drama over oil and gas ballot measure: Claims of stolen petitions, harassment

> Study cites costs of oil and gas measure; Ken Salazar calls it unconstitutional

> TRAIL MIX | Positive polls like Jason Crow’s are often shrouded in mystery

> INSIGHTS | Left won’t take Gardner at his word on support for parks

> Perlmutter denies offering accused lawmaker Lebsock a job

> No Trump portrait yet at Colorado Capitol? How about Putin?

> New Hampshire-bound Hickenlooper: Running for president ‘would be really fun’

> Ballot measure petitions are due Aug. 6. Who’s asking for your John Hancock?

> Walker Stapleton comments on an ancestor’s ties to the KKK following NY Times story

> Petition circulators out in force as deadline for Colorado ballot spot nears

> Amazon HQ2 race: Denver ranks high on tech talent, livability

> Conservative attack dog growls at Polis for mingling with single-payer advocates

> Petroleum Institute’s Gerard in Denver: Policy is key to oil industry’s future

> Casper Stockham takes on long odds (again) in Denver’s 1st Congressional District

> Congress hears debate on future of coal in Colorado and elsewhere

> Olympic athletes tell senators they want an independent watchdog for USOC

> Outdoor Retailer show in Denver brings out the politics

> Q&A with Steve Johnson | ‘Most people are looking for more than just labels’

> Colorado’s black market marijuana: Are authorities wrongly blaming cartels?

> Stapleton’s office disputes Democrats’ claim of delay on rural Colo. bill

> Rising political star Amber McReynolds leaving Denver elections post

> Colorado lags others states on share of federal dollars

> Rep. Ken Buck opposes Freedom Caucus push to impeach Rosenstein

> Vets, officials on hand for ribbon cutting at Aurora VA hospital

> Gardner, Bennet help find work-around to save conservation fund

> Aspen Security Summit: U.S. can’t afford to lose arms race, defense officials say

> Aspen Security Forum: U.S. and China are engaged in a ‘Cold War,’ CIA expert says

> Hickenlooper says moderation is best path for Democrats

> Hickenlooper pleads for survival of land and water conservation fund

> State water taskforce has its fingers crossed for monsoons and El Nino

> Voucher-backing Ready Colorado rates legislature on education reform

> Gardner, bipartisan Senate group back bill to keep US in NATO

> DeGette seeks to stop deceit, kickbacks in substance-abuse treatment

> Bennet bill takes aim at lobbyists and campaign cash

> Ken Buck wins House passage of ditch bill for rural communities

> Denver looks to formalize a censure process for its city council


Mark Harden

Mark Harden

Mark Harden is managing editor of Colorado Politics. He previously was news director at the Denver Business Journal; city editor, online news editor, state editor, national editor and popular music critic at The Denver Post; and an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Seattle area and San Francisco.