Walker Stapleton, left, and Jared Polis, center, offered contrast in the final televised debate of the Colorado governor's race at the University of Denver on Oct. 23, 2018 (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

The final governor’s race debate set the stakes for the election. Here’s three things we learned.

Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis faced off on television for a final time Tuesday before Election Day.

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Gov. Polis prioritizes education in first budget request, but Democratic lawmakers are skeptical

Democratic budget writers worry the money for full-day kindergarten isn’t sustainable. And they want money for transportation

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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Pueblo is about to elect its first mayor in decades. Will this be the solution the city is looking for?

Nick Gradisar and Steve Nawrocki, both longtime fixtures in Pueblo politics, are running to be the city’s first mayor in roughly six decades