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

18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler

18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler at the Colorado Politics party at Ironworks in Denver on April 11, 2019. (Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics.)

> COVER STORY | Colorado's rising tide of mental illness

> Q&A with George Brauchler | A DA and would-be AG talks pot, punishment and politics

> TRAIL MIX | A rocky path led to Polis' Day of Prayer proclamation

> INSIGHTS | A Coloradan over Interior should be a good thing

> Polis faces tough questions from angry NE Colorado audience

> Denver City Council adopts 2 plans that map growth through 2040

> Voter turnout, registration debated in race for Denver clerk and recorder

> Denver Auditor cites need for better oversight of software program for city personnel

Polis Earth Day fish

Gov. Jared Polis talks about how lucky Colorado is to have discovered that the San Juan lineage of cutthroat trout is still present in the San Juan River.

> Polis, Democrats want to ask Colorado voters to tax vaping products, boost tobacco tax

> University of Colorado president pick faces tough questioning

> TABOR author Douglas Bruce faces legal threat over decrepit bar

> Gov. Polis celebrates Earth Day with a fish

> Former Colorado Secretary of State Gessler has paid his ethics fine

> Colorado Senate moves full-day kindergarten one step closer to Polis' pen

> Paid family leave still on track despite big amendments, sponsors say

> Colorado Senate Democrats shelve family leave program for study

> Everybody's working on the weekend? Could happen at the Capitol (VIDEO)

> Pentagon task force to take on sexual assault in the ranks

> A slap-back at SLAPPs: Bill targets lawsuits against people who speak out

> Trump set to speak at 2019 Air Force Academy graduation

> Colorado legislature passes bill granting parolees voting rights

> Colorado lobbyists bill turns into constitutional debate

> Interview: Colorado Springs Mayor Suthers on homelessness, affordable housing and more

> Colorado House gives preliminary OK to equal pay

> Colorado House backs sports betting

> Conservation-easement reforms clear Colorado House on bipartisan vote

> Colorado remote notary bill ping-pongs on late amendment

> Colorado House debates immunization paperwork requirement

> Senate committee approves anti-harassment bill for Colorado lawmakers

> Big changes in funding for Colorado rural schools, special education

> Legislature sends birth certificate bill for transgender Coloradans to Polis

> Colorado businesses urge passage of state climate plan

> Democrats' climate plan advances in Colorado Senate

> Colorado House debates Democrats' immigration bill

> Colorado sports gambling passes first legislative hearing

> Colorado House passes new rules for mobile home parks; bill advances to Senate

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