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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Nicolais: Humane Pet Act is a long-overdue step toward compassion for dogs and cats

Championed by First Gentleman Reis, the bill would close Colorado to puppy and kitten mills


Opinion: The public option plan isn’t sustainable for Colorado and jeopardizes access

Centura Health's CEO says employers could be encouraged to drop health coverage under the public option plan