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COPO BEST OF THE WEEK: Webb remembers, Benson to exit, BLM plots move and more

Author: Mark Harden - July 20, 2018 - Updated: July 20, 2018

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


Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb poses on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the northwestern base of Denver’s Millennium Bridge, a key project of his tenure as mayor from 1991 through 2003.
Photo by Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics

> COVER STORY | The shoe-leather statesman: Wellington Webb assesses 5 decades in politics

> At 80, CU’s Bruce Benson is too busy ‘running stuff’ to slow down for critics

> Zinke to move BLM headquarters to the West, say Colorado lawmakers

> State lawmaker under fire for comparing women marchers to Hitler’s ‘brownshirts’

> Q&A with Melissa Kuipers Blake | Power lobbyist has the answers on pot and more

> Mayor Hancock cites ‘bold aspirational goals’ for Denver in State of the City speech

> ENDORSEMENT WATCH | Peg Perl unveils backers in Denver clerk race

> Colorado lawmakers offer harsh criticism of Trump’s press conference with Putin

> Gov. Hickenlooper signs order to tackle orphan oil & gas wells

> Denver Mayor Hancock building war chest for 2019 re-election bid

> DeGette, congressional panel assess effectiveness of opioid treatment grants

University of Colorado President Bruce Benson with students at a game. (CU)

> Bennet, Gardner to Trump: Reunite families torn apart at the border

> Stapleton to ag community: I’ll stand up for you with Trump administration

> Democrats call out Stapleton on money for roads, rural Colorado

> Colorado poised to pass California for oil production

> Sen. Gardner: Trump should hold Russia accountable

> Conservation Colorado released its annual scorecard. This Dem scored a 0.

> Congressional committee approves bill to return some rental fees to ski areas

> Andrew Wheeler aims to complete Trump’s deregulatory agenda at EPA

> Coffman sides with Democrats, unveils plan to restore net neutrality

> Democrats lead Republicans by 12 million registered voters

> Colo. economists agree slowdown is coming, but not on when

> Surveys: More Colo. adults using marijuana

> Lamborn takes another shot at Preble’s meadow jumping mouse

> Advocacy group’s new poll shows western voters value public lands

> Denver Mayor Michael Hancock rolls out Climate Action Plan

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.