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

> Speaker Becker: Economy, climate, guns top 2019 priorities for Colorado House Democrats

> President Garcia calls for unity, collaboration as Colorado state Senate opens

> LIVE BLOG: Opening day at the Colorado Capitol

> TRAIL MIX | Crow flies to Duckworth for House speaker instead of Pelosi

> 2019 CAPITOL PREVIEW | Changes ahead under the dome

> 2019 CAPITOL PREVIEW | Committee picks set themes for the session

> 2019 CAPITOL PREVIEW | Power players to watch under the dome

> 2019 CAPITOL PREVIEW | Republicans: No gavel, but still a voice at the statehouse

> 2019 CAPITOL PREVIEW | Senate President Leroy Garcia: 'We need to lead with honor'

> 2019 CAPITOL PREVIEW | House Speaker KC Becker: 'Coloradans want a functional, thoughtful government'

> 2019 CAPITOL PREVIEW | Legislative leaders talk new session at Denver chamber event

> In wake of federal First Step Act, Colorado eyes its own criminal justice reform

> Cory Gardner calls for Congress to end shutdown, fight over border funding later

> Incoming lawmaker faces complaints as Colorado legislature opens

> Bob Rankin tapped to fill Randy Baumgardner's Colorado state Senate seat

> Colorado Rising to take another shot at an oil and gas ballot initiative

> Colorado Republican Party chief Hays won't seek re-election

> Hickenlooper's final news conference: He talks women's-vote commission, presidential run

> Neguse slams 'Trump shutdown,' touts election reform in weekly Democratic address

> Full-strength beer hits grocery, convenience stores in Colorado

> Democratic state Rep. Joe Salazar to take the helm at Colorado Rising

> Secretary of State Wayne Williams running for Colorado Springs City Council

> Colorado Attorney General-elect Weiser names executive team

> Violence Against Women Act lapses during shutdown, imperiling help for victims

> Colorado releases outdoor recreation plan despite possible lapse in federal funding

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