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Senate Minority Whip Ray Scott, R-Mesa, center, talks with Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, R-Parker, right, on April 30 at the state Capitol. Photo by Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics.

> COVER STORY | 2019 General Assembly wrapup: Legislature made big changes, but left work undone

> COVER STORY | Republicans: No gavel, but their voice was heard at the Capitol

> Incoming! Runoff ballot is heading soon to Denver voters

> 'Yes' vote on Denver magic-mushrooms measure now narrowly leading

> DENVER ELECTION 2019: Hancock to face Giellis in mayor's race runoff

Magic Mushrooms Denver Vote

Chris Olson gives drivers a thumbs-up near a busy intersection in downtown Denver on May 6 as he urges voters to decriminalize the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in "magic mushrooms." 

> DENVER ELECTION 2019: Voters reject homeless camping measure

> DENVER ELECTION 2019: City council at-large incumbents cruising; open seats head to runoff

> DENVER ELECTION 2019: Candidates tightly packed in race for clerk-recorder; runoff ahead

> INSIGHTS | Executive Polis loomed large over legislature

> TRAIL MIX | Don't bet on a statehouse comeback for GOP in 2020

> Q&A with Kathleen Curry | An independent voice amid the partisan divide

> Ken Buck taps lawmaker to head probe into Buck's election as Colorado GOP chairman

> Denver mayor's race: Hancock challenges Giellis to 12 debates before runoff

> Colorado business chamber leaders weigh in on the legislature's 2019 session

> Colorado Congress members seek resilience against wildfires

> Republicans in Congress get into the climate game

> Crow bill aims to close 'loophole' that allowed Sol Pais to buy a shotgun in Colorado

> Weiser, 37 other attorneys general push for pot banking

> Colorado politicians 'heartbroken' over Highlands Ranch school shooting

> 40 years in the making: Colorado's anti-SLAPP law protecting those who speak out

> Holbert talks of Republican strategy, hopes for next Colorado legislative session

> Trump considers letting Air Force Academy athletes immediately turn pro

> Colorado Democrats cheer legislative accomplishments

> Boos and cheers greet Polis at town hall

> Colorado Politics staff honored in 4-state Society of Professional Journalists competition

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