House Speaker Crisanta Duran, left, hands the gavel to incoming Speaker KC Becker on the first day of the 72nd General Assembly on January 4, 2019, in Denver. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

KC Becker outlines aggressive agenda in her opening remarks. Here’s the new Colorado House speaker’s speech, annotated.

Context for the speech with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

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Colorado’s attorney general says sheriffs who won’t carry out a red flag bill court order “should resign”

A growing number of counties have declared themselves so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” But does that mean commissioners want their sheriffs to disobey court-issued extreme risk protection orders?

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To catch sex traffickers and protect kids, Colorado is using a new screening tool statewide

Screening tool is part of a national effort to cut down on the pipeline from foster care to sex trafficking

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Donations to Colorado charities fell flat last year. Some blame federal-tax reform

While the dollar amount of giving is down by millions of dollars, the number of Colorado charities and individual giving is actually up