Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper gives a final address just before governor-elect Jarod Polis is sworn in as the state's new leader. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

John Hickenlooper officially announces bid for U.S. Senate, one week after abandoning presidential ambitions

Hickenlooper had repeatedly said he wasn't interested in running for U.S. Senate, but after his presidential ambitions were spoiled, his mind changed

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“An extremely, extremely challenging day”: Widespread destruction feared after East Troublesome fire explodes

The blaze swept at a rate of 6,000 an hour across Grand County on Wednesday night toward Grand Lake and through an area packed with homes, lodges and other businesses

Colorado child protection caseworker under investigation for falsifying reports about checking on kids, at-risk adults

The alleged fraud was uncovered after Moffat County fell behind on abuse and neglect reports, and the state sent in a team of 15 caseworkers to clean up the mess

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Denver’s unique sales tax to fight climate change could be a blueprint for future action nationwide

Ballot measure 2A is part of Denver’s efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in the city, but some are concerned about regressive nature of the tax