Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper smiles as he takes the stage during a rally held to help 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)

John Hickenlooper says the vast majority of his presidential campaign’s problem “was me”

Several top-level campaign staffers left John Hickenlooper last week and a wave of news stories questioned his ability to turn around his presidential run

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In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass