The interior of the Colorado State Penitentiary in Cañon City, photographed sometime between 1920 and 1940. A law passed in 1889 required all state executions to occur inside the walls of Colorado State Penitentiary. (Harry Mellon Rhoads, Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library)

TIMELINE: The death penalty in Colorado

Breaking down Colorado's history of capital punishment, plus a searchable database of death penalty cases since 1979.

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The Colorado Classic has world-class cyclists, big parties and four days to prove it can survive

“It’s the part we can’t control.” After going all in to create the only Olympic-qualifying race for female cyclists in the Western Hemisphere, organizers are just waiting for the crowds.

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Why John Hickenlooper says he is running for U.S. Senate after repeatedly claiming it’s a job he doesn’t want

The Democrat and former Colorado governor said, for as much as he's talked about the dysfunction in Washington, it would be wrong if he didn’t step up and try to fix it

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Is Colorado’s 2019 ballot question about TABOR spending caps really a tax hike? The answer is sort of.

The question at the heart of the political debate for November's ballot leads to two correct and seemingly contradictory answers