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A Road Trip Through Colorado’s (Maybe) 8th District

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Downtown Milliken in Weld County became a virtual island in September 2013 when the floodwaters of the Big Thompson River submerged much of the surrounding neighborhoods and lands.

The first draft of the Congressional map puts the state's newest district north and east of Denver. Host Caitlyn Kim hit the road recently to find out what might bind this area together, and instead heard a lot about the forces that divide it.

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