Republican Walker Stapleton, right, concedes to Democrat Jared Polis on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2018. He was flanked by his wife and children. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Here’s why Colorado’s unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly picked Democrats in 2018. The story starts with Donald Trump.

Four in 10 unaffiliated voters polled by Magellan Strategies said a vote for Democrat Jared Polis in the governor’s race was a statement against President Donald Trump

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Denver passed over, Salt Lake City gets the go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

"We proposed hosting the Games in a new and innovative way, the Colorado Way, but we recognize that now may not be the right time for such a model," said Rob Cohen, who was in charge of Colorado's Olympics exploratory committee

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Hickenlooper commutes life sentences of 6 men convicted of murder, including in high-profile Curtis Brooks case

Curtis Brooks was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 24-year-old Christopher Ramos in Aurora in 1995

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Colorado, southwestern U.S. states now have a Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

Water users from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming should have had a pact to sign at an annual water users' conference this week in Las Vegas. They didn't.