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COPO BEST OF THE WEEK: Primary Preview, oil & gas ballot push and more

Author: Mark Harden - June 15, 2018 - Updated: June 15, 2018

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

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> PRIMARY PREVIEW: A Colorado Politics special report

> PRIMARY PREVIEW: Colo. governor’s race more positioning than policy

> PRIMARY PREVIEW: Money matters in the governor’s race

> PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Democratic races to watch for the Colo. legislature

> PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Republican races to watch for the Colo. legislature

> Another push for oil and gas measures on the Colorado ballot

> Gun self-defense in 4th grade? No, says Colorado education board

> TRAIL MIX: Primary’s zingers and stingers

> INSIGHTS: A clean campaign is an empty promise

> NRA’s Dana Loesch in Denver on what’s to blame for school shootings

> Parkland school-shooting survivor gives fiery pro-gun-rights speech at Denver summit

Andrew Garfield accepts the award for best leading actor in a play for “Angels in America” at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

> Pruitt to conservatives in Denver: EPA is no longer a ‘bastion of liberalism’

> Federal judge tosses citizen enforcement of Colo. campaign finance laws

> Poll: Polis leading Kennedy, but both best Stapleton

> Poll: Stapleton tops Republican field for Colo. governor

> Denver conference assesses ‘death of polling’

> Tony winner Andrew Garfield slices into Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling

> Colorado’s oil and gas industry tells voters it’s a friend

> More Colo. Republicans vote early, but unaffiliateds are breaking left

> ENDORSEMENT WATCH | Candidates pack on backers as primary deadline nears

> Douglas Bennet, Colorado senator’s father, dies after ‘life of service’

Congressional candidate Levi Tillemann gets pepper sprayed in a campaign commercial. (Screen grab, Levi for Colorado via YouTube)

> Hickenlooper goes to Bilderberg; suspicions follow

> Denver mega-development advances; could it be a prime site for Amazon HQ2?

> Hickenlooper frowns at Polis ads attacking Kennedy, says one hits ‘below the belt’

> Crow leads 6th CD field in pre-primary fundraising, but Coffman has more in the bank

> U.S. Senate Ag Committee advances 5-year farm bill with Bennet support

> Denver’s charter schools serve as example during congressional hearing

> Sen. Bennet seeks transparency in drug pricing at hearing

> Q&A with Craig Hulse | An uber-operative jumps into Colorado’s public ed debate

> 9News Truth Test: Democrats’ race for governor gets dirtier despite pledge

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.