Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks during a rally held to help kick off his presidential run at the Greek Amphitheater in Denver's Civic Center Park on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Photo by Andy Colwell, special to the Colorado Sun

“This won’t be a coronation.” If Hickenlooper wants to be a U.S. senator, he needs to clear many hurdles

Back home, the former Colorado governor faces some of the same challenges that torpedoed his 2020 presidential bid

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

A Colorado Sun survey shows all but two candidates support federal marijuana legalization, while others lack clear plans on Western issues

Voter guide: Where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on Colorado issues

Ahead of the state’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday, the Democratic candidates talk health care, marijuana, education, public land and beer

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Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes

Rural school districts are leading the charge with projects designed to keep teachers in their communities. Resort towns, meanwhile, are struggling to increase their housing stock without ruining their character.