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


Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock takes the stage to claim his reelection victory over runoff challenger Jamie Giellis at an election night watch party at EXDO Event Center on June 4, 2019 in Denver. Photo by Andy Colwell, special to Colorado Politics

> CoPo interview: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock previews his 3rd term

> TRAIL MIX | Jamie Giellis: 'I’m not going anywhere' after Denver runoff loss

> INSIGHTS | Denver's Olympic hopes are flaming out

> Inside the race for Denver mayor: The campaign managers share perspectives

> 'This is the people's victory': Hancock wins third term as mayor

> Hancock says he'll talk to challenger Giellis about her ideas

> A rough night for incumbents in city council races

> A resounding win for Initiative 302 on Olympic bids

> Recount, anyone? It could happen in Denver clerk race

> Scenes from the mayoral campaign (GALLERY)

> WATCH: Interview with Michael Hancock

> Dick Lamm, foe of 1976 Winter Olympics, weighs in on Denver's passage of Initiative 302

> CoPo coverage of the candidates and issues


Sarah Busby, a Falcon High School teacher, spends time reflecting in her daughter Ashley’s bedroom. Sarah and her husband, Brady, spent three years in “a constant struggle” to help their daughter get better before she took her own life in March 2018. Ashley’s friends still come to visit the bedroom, which is as she left it.

> COVER STORY | Colorado families buckle from a child's mental illness

> National Democrats hit Gardner on Trump effort to overturn entire Affordable Care Act

> LYNN BARTELS | Resource-scarce Taiwan turns to Colorado

> Q&A with Micki Hackenberger | A power lobbyist recalls when 'civility was a priority'

> Colorado public colleges are supposed to keep tuition flat next year -- but there's an exception

> Head of Denver's National Western Center leaves to take Denver Center job

> 2020 WATCH: Bennet on Biden: 'Time for a new generation of leadership' (VIDEO)

> EPA awards grant to assess contamination along Colorado waterways

> Signing off: Polis touts successes from Colorado's legislative season

> Last day for Colorado bill action: Polis signs measures on media literacy, conservation easements, foam chemicals

> Polis snubs Western natural gas development coalition

> Rep. Crow aims to help military combat threats of climate change

> Polis vetoes draw rare praise from Colorado GOP lawmakers

> Clean-energy advocate aims to succeed Speaker KC Becker in the Colorado House

> Clean air activists point to Colorado power plant as summer ozone violations loom

> Democrats pick replacement for Galindo in Colorado House District 50

> That big rock on the highway in SW Colorado is about to become a big deal

> Crisanta Duran picks up another big endorsement in race against DeGette

> Democrat Mike Johnston launches digital ad campaign in US Senate primary race

> Casper Stockham considers another run for Congress -- but this time not against DeGette

> Wait, what? Democratic presidential candidates invited to Western Conservative Summit in Denver

> Another Colorado community becomes a '2nd Amendment sanctuary city' (VIDEO)

> 2020 WATCH | Bennet's chances of making the 1st presidential debate just got better




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