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The sign on the door of the Iowa Title & Realty Co. is marked by a Hickenlooper sign as Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper makes his first campaign stop of the day. He was campaigning in a small town of about 7000 people called Charles City on Saturday, March 9, 2019. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

> COVER STORY | Campaign finance reform: Should Colorado double down or change direction?

> Hickenlooper flashes pragmatism, humor, music in whirlwind tour of Iowa (GALLERY)

> Hickenlooper makes his Iowa debut as a declared presidential candidate (GALLERY)

> CAPITOL M ROAD TRIP | Hickenlooper in Iowa: notes from the campaign trail

> Iowans on hand for Hickenlooper see their caucus as 'democracy in action'

> Hickenlooper, Bennet are barely blips in Iowa poll

> Hickenlooper in Iowa: What they're saying in the Hawkeye State

> TRAIL MIX | Comedy hosts love to pick on Hick; Salazar used to get fried by The Onion

> Billionaire financier Childs, Patriots owner Kraft, implicated in prostitution sting, donated to Colorado causes

> INSIGHTS | Colorado politico knew Roger Stone as a classmate

> Colorado Senate committee approves controversial 'red flag' gun bill

> For Kyle Forti, foster care trumped politics, Colorado GOP consultant's widow says

> Polis signs presidential 'national popular vote' bill into law

> 6 candidates make ballot in Denver mayoral race

> Colorado revenue forecast: Polis says slowing economy can still cover his priorities

> Controversial oil and gas bill passes in Senate, advances to House

> Colorado Senate gives initial OK to to sweeping oil and gas bill after hours of debate

> Colorado senators split as Senate rejects Trump emergency wall declaration

> Judge blocks Democrats' attempt to thwart GOP delay of Colorado bills

> If the Dems won't slow down in the state Senate, the Republicans will force them to

> Colorado Sen. Vicki Marble: Secession is 'what I am hearing from people in my district' (VIDEO)

> A Republican Colorado Senate leader suggests secession over oil and gas

> Douglas County GOP condemns its own sheriff over red flag bill (VIDEO)

> AG Weiser to Colorado law enforcement: Follow the law on red-flag gun bill

> El Paso County declared '2nd Amendment preservation county' as legislature weighs red flag gun bill

> WATCH: Red-flag bill, 2nd Amendment sanctuaries: A look at the legal questions

> The 'bomb cyclone' session: Senate president, GOP debate call to stay open (VIDEO)

> Employee-leave bill advances; Senate hearing during blizzard draws complaint

> Plans to expand space program create hope for a bigger Colorado role (VIDEO)

> Colorado paid-family-leave bill to get 1st hearing (VIDEO)

> Colorado Senate gives bipartisan support to expanding driver's license program for undocumented immigrants

> Colorado bases would see building boom under Pentagon's 2020 budget plan

> Cellphone-driving bill is diluted in Colorado Senate; heads to House

> Colorado Senate tentatively approves hospital transparency bill

> Democrats send minimum-wage bill to state Senate

> Is it time for ending clock changes? Former Colorado lawmaker springs forward with a plan (VIDEO)

> Limit on expulsions and suspensions of young Colorado students clears first legislative hurdle

> Trump signs bill reauthorizing conservation fund, but his budget has little money for it

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