Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks during a rally held to kick off his presidential campaign at the Greek Amphitheater in Denver's Civic Center Park on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Watch and read: John Hickenlooper’s speech as he kicked off his presidential campaign in Denver

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The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.

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Against uncertain backdrop, the tax overhaul backed by Colorado’s governor and state lawmakers limps ahead

Gov. Jared Polis announced a task force in January to study the state’s tax breaks, building on the General Assembly’s efforts, but it may stall