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


COVER STORY Denver homeless camping ban 300

A person shelters under a blanket along East Colfax Avenue near the Colorado State Capitol on Thursday, March 23, 2019, a practice that falls under the city's current ban on such shelters in public places.

> COVER STORY | Debate over Denver's streets: As homelessness grips the city, voters ponder scrapping camping ban

> COVER STORY 2 | Occupy Denver fights camping ban with protests, boycotts

> Opponents raise $1.5M to defeat Denver's camping-ban repeal

> Petitions approved in recall bid against Greeley Democrat

> Colorado legislature approves 'red flag' gun bill

> Colorado oil and gas bill passed, but the fight is far from over (VIDEO)

> Colorado legislature sends sweeping oil & gas bill to Polis

Gun Bill Colorado

In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, gun safety and suicide prevention brochures are on display next to guns for sale at a local retail gun store in Montrose.

> Sen. Michael Bennet says he has prostate cancer; planned to announce presidential run soon

> Bennet tells MSNBC he's running for president if he's cancer free (VIDEO)

> Rep. Ken Buck to lead Colorado GOP; vows to stay in Congress

> Democrat Mike Johnston raises record $1.8M in 1st quarter for Senate bid

> INSIGHTS | Lawmakers are quietly reshaping Colorado justice

> TRAIL MIX | Hickenlooper hopes to gallop past gaffes like Seabiscuit

> NEIL WESTERGAARD | The hack is back to focus on Denver

> Q&A with Nancy Burke | It takes a community to tackle the affordable-housing shortage

> Denver mayoral candidates debate growth, development

> Colorado lawmakers reach agreement on transportation funding

> Colorado Springs re-elects Mayor Suthers; former Secretary of State Williams joins council

> Polis unfolds 'roadmap' for cutting health-care costs

> Polis names new Colorado revenue chief

> Hickenlooper calls for a presidential apology for slavery

> House approves $30.5B Colorado budget

> Gardner bill gives states discretion on overriding federal marijuana law

> Rep. Crow bill seeks tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements

> Bill to expand driver's license program for undocumented immigrants clears 1st Colorado House panel

> State Senate advances bill to let more Coloradans form insurance co-ops

> Colorado Senate gives initial OK to equal pay bill

> Hickenlooper reacts to Biden over alleged harassment, chides Iowa governor over health insurance (VIDEO)

> Polis signs electioneering communications bill into law

> Denver at-large council candidates debate development, gentrification

> Women rally at the Colorado Capitol for equal pay

> Neguse bill on Colorado wilderness gets hearing

> Polis signs bill allowing marijuana for child autism treatment

> No, CenturyLink won't be moving its HQ to Denver

> Colorado Senate committee passes winter traction bill

> Bill to allow remote-notary services gets final OK in Colorado House, heads to Senate

> Colorado Senate backs off on death penalty repeal (VIDEO)

> Several Colorado cities held municipal elections; here are the results

> Colorado House committee passes anti-TABOR bill for schools, roads

> U.S. Senate candidate Kombo exits Democratic primary

> Climate activist Diana Bray joins crowded Democratic primary for Gardner's US Senate seat

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