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BEST OF THE WEEK: A healthy debate, Republican goes rogue, DNC 2008 memories

Author: Mark Harden - August 24, 2018 - Updated: August 25, 2018

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Here’s our recap of some of our best stories of the week from the Colorado Politics staff.


In this June 19 photograph, Republican candidate for Colorado’s governorship, Victor Mitchell, gestures to supporters during a televised debate in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

> COVER STORY | Governor candidates see dangers in each other’s health proposals

> First big-name Colorado Republican calls on Trump to resign

> After Trump, Republican Victor Mitchell calls out Walker Stapleton, too

> TRAIL MIX | Stapleton, Coffman don’t expect Trump’s help before election

> GOP super PAC takes aim at Army vet Jason Crow’s record as advocate for veterans

> Democratic National Convention in Denver: A look back 10 years later

> Trade war would be devastating for Colorado, U.S. Chamber chief warns

> Trump awards posthumous Medal of Honor to son of Colo. woman

> Polis and Stapleton lay out their energy plans at COGA summit

> Lake Mead water shortage could spell trouble for Colorado

> Attorney general candidates show off “water chops” to Water Congress

> ANALYSIS: At Colorado Water Congress, Polis hesitates on water czar, more storage

> ANALYSIS | Walker Stapleton’s water policy sounds a lot like John Hickenlooper’s

The crowd at Invesco Field at Mile High waves flags on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 28, 2008. (Boots Gifford / Special to Colorado Politics)

> INSIGHTS | Denver’s dwindling parking is in a free fall

> A wave of pot raids in a Colorado county as sheriff runs for re-election

> Q&A with Chantell Taylor | Her career has evolved — but not her ‘core values’

> Coffman launches first campaign ads, highlights battleground district’s diversity

> ‘Let’s Go, Colorado’ transportation measure makes fall ballot

> Fix Our Damn Roads: No-new-taxes plan makes the Colorado ballot

> Colorado follows a different drummer on federal emission rules

> Border-straddling candidate is defeated in Wyoming

> Colo. tribal advocates appeal to Congress to preserve Native American languages

> Colorado’s U.S. senators make second bid for military cash for toxic cleanup

> Tax hike for Denver mental health and drug services makes the ballot

> Colorado traffic deaths involving marijuana rise again

> Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner to headline Denver fundraising dinner for Tipton

> Aurora leaders ponder medical-marijuana ballot question

> Rep. Tipton says he’ll support reauthorization of federal conservation fund

> Hickenlooper, lawmakers stand with oil and gas at Denver COGA summit

> Colo. oil and gas commission works on new safety rules

> DIA workers to push for higher minimum wage

> Stapleton will get the stage to himself at Club 20

> Best & worst states for women’s equality: Where does Colorado rank?

> Brits touting Schriever Air Force Base mind-control conspiracy

Mark Harden

Mark Harden

Mark Harden is managing editor of Colorado Politics. He previously was news director at the Denver Business Journal; city editor, online news editor, state editor, national editor and popular music critic at The Denver Post; and an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Seattle area and San Francisco.