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COPO BEST OF THE WEEK: Capitol ethics conundrum, gov. candidates’ tax tussle, Club 20 roundup

Author: Mark Harden - September 14, 2018 - Updated: September 22, 2018

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

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado’s Democratic nominee for governor, talks with reporter after touring an apprenticeship training facility at the Pipefitters Local 208 union hall on Sept. 11, 2018, in Denver. (Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

> COVER STORY | Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission on uncertain course

> Polis fires back at GOP attack over income taxes, calls on Stapleton to release tax records

> TRAIL MIX | Keeping score on Coffman and Trump

> Polis, who invests in drug companies, vows to take on drug companies

> INSIGHTS | Cuffing reporter renders poor verdict on Denver

> Q&A with Sean Conway | ‘You truly can come home and make a difference’

> Club 20 debates kick off general election campaign season in Grand Junction

> Attorney general, congressional candidates debate at Club 20

Democratic candidate for 3rd Congressional District Diane Mitsch Bush, left, and Republican Congressman Scott Tipton, right, speak during the Club 20 debates at Two Rivers Convention Center on Sept. 8 in Grand Junction. (Chancey Bush/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel via AP)

> Stapleton takes Club 20 limelight alone in governor’s race

> Club 20 Friday night steak fry fetes those about to debate

> Coloradans may figure in Nancy Pelosi’s future

> Capitol M | Politics get messy, more attack ads

> Gardner: Colorado natural gas could buy diplomatic influence in Europe

> Candidates for governor clash on plans for rural Colorado

> New reports show impact of Trump’s trade war on solar, ag

> Kochs’ Americans for Prosperity to put money in Colo. races

> Republican PAC launches ad attacking Army vet Jason Crow for ‘turning his back on veterans’

> Rep. Coffman introduces bipartisan bill to reform high-skilled worker visa program

Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, endorses redistricting reform efforts including Colorado’s Amendment Y and Z in a video posted to Twitter on Sept. 7, 2018. (via Twitter)

> Campaign finance reform group slams Coffman’s corporate contributions with $1 million ad buy

> Retailers are doing well but fear tariffs’ impact

> Gardner: Progress on BLM move, farm bill and ‘we won’t give up’ on LWCF

> DeGette advocates plan for wildfire pollution control

> Colorado’s drought set to be 4th worst on record

> US Olympic Committee board reorganization places 2 women at top

> Colorado GOP treasurer candidate proposes raising retirement age again for PERA

> Schwarzenegger endorses reform measures to ‘terminate gerrymandering’

>Former Colorado state Rep. Gwyn “Fighting Granny” Green has died

> McCain’s family upset he’s being ‘weaponized’ in GOP political ads

> Tipton bill to protect landowners near federal property wins first approval

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.