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Meet the 2019 general assembly pullout cover

Design: Stephanie Swearngin. Photo: Dougal Brownlie / The Gazette

> Meet the 2019 General Assembly: Your guide to Colorado's lawmakers

> Meet the 2019 General Assembly: Colorado State Senate

> Meet the 2019 General Assembly: Colorado State House of Representatives

> Meet the 2019 General Assembly: Facts and figures

> In wake of ruling, Colorado Dems want health, safety to be priorities for energy regulators

> Colorado business leaders hope to find common ground under Democratic control of state government

Government Shutdown Crow

Rep. Jason Crow, D-Aurora, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, to unveil the "Immediate Financial Relief for Federal Employees Act" bill which would give zero interest loans for up to $6,000 to employees impacted by the government shutdown and any future shutdowns. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

> Q&A with David Pourshoushtari | Life is too short for Twitter spats

> INSIGHTS | The oil and gas fight moves to the statehouse

> Hickenlooper adds to advisory staff ahead of potential presidential run

> COMMENTARY | This is a moment to celebrate Western orneriness

> Lawmakers plot a courthouse split in Denver's south suburbs

> USOC should be overhauled by high-level commission, Sen. Gardner bill says

> Jason Crow: 'Ineffective' border wall would be a waste

> DeGette to probe Trump administration's family separations at border as head of oversight panel

> Neguse lands coveted spot on House Judiciary Committee

> Polis' revised budget proposal includes full-day kindergarten plan (VIDEO)

> Dems change their tune a day after Polis presents budget proposal

> Colorado Republican partners with Democrats on bid to curb badge fees at GOP events

> Ken Buck bucks his party, backs GOP-spurned 'badge fee' bill

> Colorado's hemp industry sees a green future under farm bill

> Colorado ethics panel to investigate shorter list of complaints against Hickenlooper

> Polis promotes electric, zero-emission vehicles with executive order

> The Last Stand may win a last-minute reprieve

> Denver mayor's race: Hancock fundraising tops $1M, leads pack

> Weiser amends attorney general's budget request, wants to review wrongful conviction claims

> Activist, ex-Senate candidate Ehler running for El Paso County Republican chair

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