Democratic candidate for Senate and former Colorado state representative Mike Johnston speaks at Indivisible Denver's candidate forum at Barnum Park in Denver on June 9, 2019. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

Democrat Mike Johnston ends his U.S. Senate bid, says he didn’t want to run negative campaign

Johnston’s announcement on Tuesday comes less than two weeks after former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper entered the race

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