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Politics Aug 22Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper is running for Senate
Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the presidential race earlier this month, becomes the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner.
Politics Aug 15John Hickenlooper quits the 2020 presidential race
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday he is no longer running for president.
Politics Jul 262020 tests whether Democrats can rely on a multiracial coalition
Black voters are the Democratic Party's most loyal voting bloc, but nationally, the African American turnout rate dropped 7 percentage points in 2016 from its record high during Obama's 2012 reelection.
Politics Jun 03Presidential candidate Castro proposes federal standards and database for policing
Julián Castro's plan would set a federal standard for use of deadly force, requiring de-escalation tactics and the use of lethal means only as a last resort.
Politics Jun 032020 Democrats grapple with best way to reach California voters
Candidates must spend tens of millions of dollars to compete in California because of the state's diverse, far-flung population.
Politics Jun 01Democratic presidential hopefuls to woo California activists
More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls have flocked to California for the chance to make their cases to thousands of activists in the nation’s largest liberal stronghold.
Politics May 202020 candidate Bennet proposes $1 trillion climate change fund
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet wants to set aside about one-third of U.S. lands and ocean territory for conservation and reach net-zero U.S. emissions by midcentury.
Politics May 202020 Democratic candidates embrace a $15 minimum wage
From liberal firebrands to moderates, nearly the entire 2020 Democratic presidential field agrees that the federal minimum wage should be more than doubled, to $15 an hour.
Nation May 09Three students disarmed gunman in Colorado school shooting
The three students slammed the gunman, a classmate of theirs, against the wall and struggled with him when shots rang out. One of them lost his life as a result.
Politics May 02Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet announces 2020 presidential bid
Bennet is a former head of Denver Public Schools who has carved out a reputation as a policy-oriented moderate.