Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper addresses the crowd from the main stage at the Blue Sneaker Ball to celebrate the inauguration of Gov. Jared Polis at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on January 8, 2019. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

John Hickenlooper hasn’t announced a U.S. Senate bid yet, but he’s already reshaping the 2020 race

The possibility of a campaign by Colorado’s former governor has kept other big-name Democrats from getting into the race and prompted those already running to play defense

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RTD board soundly rejects resolution to replace security with social workers

The resolution lost in a 14-1 vote in the Regional Transportation District's publicly elected board of directors.

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Coronavirus has led to a boom in single-use plastics. NREL is launching a new effort to upcycle them.

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette was in Golden for the groundbreaking where he pledged the Trump administration’s support for renewable energy efforts, despite proposed budget cuts

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Colorado hopes a new higher education funding formula will make a difference for students. It may not be easy.

The state’s newest model will provide money to schools based on metrics that include how many students of color it enrolls, and how many are low-income, the first to go to college in their family and are from Colorado