Colorado Colorado

The Colorado Senate, as seen on the first day of its 2018 session, Jan. 10, 2018 in Denver. A group called Unite America is determined to weaken the power of the two major political parties by trying to elect unaffiliated members in Colorado this fall. Joe Amon/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Geoff Walser picks out a ristra, a wreath-like decoration made from dried chiles, to purchase at the annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival, which draws thousands of chile lovers from Colorado and beyond. Andy Cross/Denver Post/Getty Images hide caption

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An Denver Post employee holds up a sign during a rally against the paper's ownership group, Alden Global Capital, on May 8 outside the paper's office. A series of layoffs have slashed the paper's newsroom staff. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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A Flourishing Region, A Withered Paper: Denver Post's Run Of Bad News

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A homeless man in Denver draws heroin into a syringe. Treatment centers in the city say patterns of drug use seem to be changing. While most users once relied on a single drug — typically painkillers or heroin or cocaine — an increasing number now also use meth. Andy Cross/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A Surge In Meth Use In Colorado Complicates Opioid Recovery

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Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley on Tuesday night. Scott Heins/Getty Images hide caption

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Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake, is hugged by a supporter after a rally on the campus of a Christian college in November. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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In Narrow Opinion, Supreme Court Rules For Baker In Gay-Rights Case

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Thomas Kanewakeron Gray (left) and his brother Lloyd Skanahwati Gray were pulled from a Colorado State University tour Monday after a parent became nervous about their presence and called the police. Gray Family via AP hide caption

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Colorado State Rep. Cole Wist speaks to State Rep. Larry Liston at the Colorado State Capitol on April 25, 2018. Wist, a Republican, is one of the sponsors of a bill that would allow guns to be temporarily taken away from someone who is a significant risk to themselves or to others. AAron Ontiveroz/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Colorado Lawmakers Weigh 'Red Flag Law' As Gun Owners Push Back

The digital marquee outside Highland Arts Elementary School in Mesa, Ariz., seen at the start of class Wednesday, warns of the effects of the teacher walkout on Thursday. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Colorado state Reps. Alec Garnett (right) and Matt Gray (left) said that in recent weeks they had taken to wearing bulletproof vests while at the Capitol for fear of violence from a fellow member who was expelled Friday. Screengrab by NPR/Colorado Channel/YouTube hide caption

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Pro-public lands messages are projected on the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. The Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show moved to Colorado because of a public land use dispute with Utah government leaders. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Zacarias Moussaoui says he is suffering psychologically from the "total isolation" in which he is kept at the Supermax federal penitentiary in Florence, Colo. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Patrick States slices into a venison steak at his home in Northglenn, Colo. Officials are asking hunters to have their kills tested before consuming the meat. Sam Brasch/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Will Gersch teaches a class as part of a Colorado Kaiser Permanente pain management clinic. John Daley / Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Pain Management Program Offers An Alternative To Opioids

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Days after a big blue frame was added to an overlook at Garden of the Gods Park, the city of Colorado Springs, Colo., took it down. Andrea Chalfin/91.5 KRCC hide caption

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A motorist guides his vehicle to a drop an election ballot at a drive-through collection site outside the election commission headquarters in Denver on Nov. 7, 2017. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Colorado Launches First In The Nation Post-Election Audits

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A mail-in ballot for Denver, Colo. There are local elections on Tuesday and there's been a struggle to find candidates to run in many parts of Colorado. Ann Marie Awad/Colorado Public Radio News hide caption

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When Election Day Comes And There's Only One Candidate On The Ballot

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