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Here’s our recap of our best stories of the last seven days from the Colorado Politics staff.


Denver Mayoral Election Giellis HQ

Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis greets supporters at an event launching her run on Nov. 27, 2018, at her camapign headquarters in South Denver.

> Coalition forming around push to recall Polis

> Colorado Supreme Court rules TABOR repeal can go forward

> Former Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis undergoes 'intense' surgery

> Colorado Republicans celebrate Trump re-election announcement

> State lawmaker Pettersen said to be targeted in recall try

Trump Kickoff Denver 7

Trump supporters cheer as they watch President Donald Trump kick off his 2020 reelection campaign at an event organized by Colorado Republicans on June 18 at Tavern Platt Park in Denver.

> COVER STORY | Locking up Colorado's mentally ill

> INSIGHTS | Denver mayor's race was lost more than won

> TRAIL MIX | Advice for Colorado's 2020 candidates: 'Don't disappear' in Miami

> LYNN BARTELS | Michael Hancock and an investment in Denver

> Q&A with Luke Niforatos | Activist sees shifting perspectives on pot

> CAPITOL M | Water's for fighting, especially at a water-tasting competition

> Colorado PERA posts $1.8B in investment losses for 2018

> Denver auditor: City bidding practices lack safeguards against political favoritism

> Lamborn seeks to defund public TV and radio

> Ordinance would ban urban camping in Centennial

> Walsh adds veteran consultants to Senate primary campaign

> Prominent Democrats line up behind DeGette in congressional primary

> DeGette, Gardner back USOC oversight push in Congress

> Joint Budget Committee rejects Polis request for more school safety funds

> Colorado state revenue forecasts up — and TABOR refunds, too

> Denver tops 31M visitors for 3rd year; tourist spending ties record

> 2020 ELECTION: Colorado Senate President Garcia quizzes Mayor Pete; Hickenlooper talks about Latino opportunities

> 2020 ELECTION | Hickenlooper, Bennet to join biggest gathering yet of Dem candidates (VIDEO)

> 2020 ELECTION | Who 2 Colorado corporate CEOs are backing for president

> DENVER COUNCIL NEWCOMERS | Meet District 9's Candi CdeBaca

> Weiser intervenes in DaVita-UnitedHealth deal

> Polis' signature blue sneakers replaced? Say it ain't so ....

> A park within a 10-minute walk: Denver plans its park-system expansion

> Coalition launches water education campaign dubbed "For the Love of Colorado"

> US Senate searches for funds to erase public lands maintenance backlog

> EPA defies climate warnings, gives coal plants a reprieve; Polis, Colo. enviros condemn the move

> Report: Outdoor industry loses a billion to Trump's tariffs

> USOC changes name to US Olympic & Paralympic Committee

> Colorado city's mayor is bowing out after one term, citing stress

> Wheelchair attendants at Denver airport strike over health, safety issues

> Colorado has more children, but fewer young students entering public schools

> 'Tiny homes' advocates seek funds from opponents of Denver's Initiative 300

> Denver plans a new neighborhood south of Broncos Stadium (VIDEO)

> Republican activist, former Colorado candidate accused of flashing revolver at US marshal

> Denver City Council considers charter change to create transportation department

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