Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper turns in petition signatures to secure his spot in the 2020 U.S. Senate Democratic primary on Feb. 19, 2020. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

John Hickenlooper’s legal defense against ethics complaint cost taxpayers $150,000, a final tally shows

Colorado paid an outside attorney $525 an hour to represent the former governor against the ethics complaint first made in October 2018

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Nicolais: We have one thing to be thankful for in 2020: Colorado voting

The efforts of election officials have made Colorado a shining example for the rest of the country

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