Voting for the presidential primary is well underway in Colorado, as evidenced by the six Democratic candidates and one sitting president who have come here over an eight-day stretch. The Denver Post has covered every visit, bringing you a flavor of the candidates’ stump speeches and voters’ impressions.
But selecting a presidential nominee is about more than their on-stage manner and a few talking points. It’s also about how their views align with voters’ — something that can be difficult to track with a field that once topped 20.
That’s why reporter Jon Murray dug into policy papers and records to compile the positions of the eight remaining Democratic candidates and Republican President Donald Trump in three areas of particular interest to Coloradans: the environment and public lands, immigration, and guns.
We hope this information is helpful as you cast your ballot, which must be turned in by March 3.
— Cindi Andrews, Denver Post politics editor
Presidential primary: Where the remaining Democrats stand on the environment, gun control and immigration
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The shape-shifting nature of Rene Lima-Marin’s life is unlike any other in the United States: sent to prison for 98 years for armed robbery. Mistakenly released decades early because of a clerical error. Married with two sons during the six years he was free before the courts figured out the mistake. Sent back to prison. Pardoned by Gov. John Hickenlooper, and shipped to an immigration detention center. Read more from Sam Tabachnik.
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“So much of history instruction is deathly boring, but if you get a person, it reconstitutes the human element,” he said. “Story is sort of an endangered species in history classes.”
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In the event that no legislative solution is reached this year — a very real possibility — it may be up to voters to decide in November, one way or another, whether this growing state, with its increasing traffic and limited transit network, will finally have a sustainable source of revenue for transportation. Read more from Alex Burness.
The numbers indicate that the industrial real estate market isn’t just growing in the Denver area; it’s on an extended winning streak. There has been positive leasing activity for industrial space for 18 straight years, said Todd Witty, a vice president with real estate services firm CBRE. Read more from Joe Rubino.
Every city has roads made of asphalt and buildings made of brick. What sets each place apart is art, the giant sculptures and massive murals that are unique to urban zones and define their personality. Denver Public Art Manager Michael Chavez explains how Denver grows and maintains its massive art collection.
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