Illinois Governor’s Race Shows G.O.P.’s Lurch to Right (With Nudge From Left)

Democrats meddled to boost State Senator Darren Bailey in the G.O.P. primary for Illinois governor. But efforts to elevate far-right candidates in Colorado fizzled.

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Investors Are Buying Mobile Home Parks. Residents Are Paying a Price.

Across the country, corporate landlords are expanding manufactured housing portfolios and driving up rents, pushing longtime residents out.

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Why This Democratic Governor Seems to Be Over Covid

Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado defends his relatively laissez-faire approach to pandemic response.

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With Some Voters ‘Ready to Move On,’ Democrats Search for New Message on Virus

Democrats were cheered for strict lockdowns and pandemic precautions. Now many weary voters want to hear the party’s plan for living with the coronavirus.

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Colorado Residents Ponder the Road Ahead After Wildfires

Days after what might be the most damaging wildfire in state history, residents are just beginning to make sense of the long road back and the extent of the damage.

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Record-Setting Colorado Fires Destroyed More Than 500 Homes

Unlike fires in mountain wilderness, which often burn over the course of weeks, the destruction on Thursday played out in minutes and hours.

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Colorado Trucker’s Prison Sentence Is Reduced by 100 Years

Gov. Jared Polis said the initial prison sentence given to the driver, Rogel L. Aguilera-Mederos, was “unjust” and “disproportionate” compared with sentences for violent crimes.

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Colorado Wildfires: More Than 30,000 People Ordered Evacuated

Residents of Superior and Louisville, in Boulder County, are forced to flee.

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Millions Sign Petition to Reduce 110-Year Sentence for Trucker in Deadly Crash

An online petition says the 2019 crash in Colorado that left four people dead was a “tragic accident” and that the driver’s sentence should be adjusted.

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Elijah McClain’s Family to Receive $15 Million in Settlement

Mr. McClain, a young Black man, died in 2019 after being restrained by the police in Aurora, Colo.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Marries His Longtime Partner

Mr. Polis is the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding.

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What to Know About the Colorado Grocery Store Shooting

Ten people were killed in the attack at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo., including a police officer, the authorities said.

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A Meat War Is Waged Across State Lines

In a ceremonial effort to discourage meat consumption, the Colorado governor declared March 20 “MeatOut Day.” Then Nebraska’s governor announced “Meat on the Menu Day,” seeking to do just the opposite.

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Colorado Braces for a Major Snowstorm This Weekend

Denver could see up to two feet of snow, while areas north could see four feet. Gov. Jared Polis has activated the Colorado National Guard.

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What Will Happen to Your Next Home if Builders Get Their Way?

A lobby is trying to block building codes that would help fight climate change.

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Inmates Should Be at the Front of the Coronavirus Vaccination Lines

The coronavirus spreads in prisons and then finds its way outside to infect others.

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Governors, Facing Pressures on All Sides, Weigh Reopening Their States

In Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan and elsewhere, they face the same question: how and when to restart parts of their economies.

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As Leaders Urge Face Masks, Their Behavior Muffles the Message

The medical guidelines are clear, but it’s not always an easy choice for image-conscious politicians.

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Leading by Example, Some Politicians Urge Residents to Wear Face Masks

Across the country, state and local politicians have begun donning protective gear, in contrast to President Trump, who said he wouldn’t follow the C.D.C. guidance.

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