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


Denver City Clerk and Recorder-elect Paul Lopez

Paul Lopez talked about his narrow victory in the June 4 runoff for Denver City Clerk and Recorder in the Colorado Politics Podcast. Photo taken outside the Denver Press Club on July 2, 2019.

> Petition to recall Colorado governor continues to divide Polis opponents

> First petition to seek recall of Gov. Jared Polis approved

> Denver City Clerk-elect Paul Lopez reflects on lessons learned from a close race

> 'I am going to miss it': Denver Councilwoman Susman reflects on 2 terms in office

> Veteran editor, Colorado Politics columnist Neil Westergaard dies

Neil Obit

Neil Westergaard, then editor-in-chief of the Denver Business Journal, greets DBJ readers at a newsroom event.

> Gardner raises $2M for quarter; has $4.9M in the bank

> COVER STORY | Cory Gardner: Does he have a path to victory in 2020?

> INSIGHTS | Albus Brooks turns the page, again

> TRAIL MIX | Campaign finance reports reveal a crowded Senate primary taking shape

> MARK HARDEN | Neil Westergaard made Colorado's journalism world better

> Q&A with Penn Pfiffner | On standing up for freedom, and TABOR

> LYNN BARTELS | How I got hooked on 'Breaking Bad'

> New poll gives Romanoff, undeclared candidate Griswold edge in US Senate primary

> Polis, HUD Secretary Ben Carson address Western Conservative Summit in Denver (VIDEO)

> George Will touts Bennet to beat Trump in 2020

> Colorado Senate GOP casts doubt on success of proposed TABOR special session

> Democrat Jason Crow tops $1M in contributions for re-election bid

> Democrat Angela Williams joins crowded field taking aim at US Sen. Cory Gardner

> Chile battle gets hot between Polis, New Mexico governor

> Park Hill Golf Course in Denver sells for $24M

> Denver City Council requires large developers to provide more open space, earlier public input

> Gardner-backed bill on police suicides heads to Trump's desk

> Polis invites US soccer team to Colorado

> US poised to begin immigration sweep in Denver, other major US cities

> DeGette argues for more land to be designated wilderness

> Bennet backs bill to force companies to assess their climate change role

> Colorado Superfund site owner refuses to expand cleanup

> Conservation Colorado lauds Democrats, blasts Republicans in annual scorecard

> Denver delays vote on $93.4 million Peña Boulevard project

> Ordinance to ban urban camping passes in Centennial

> Environmentalists sue Interior to block Colorado coal mine expansion

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