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What Coloradans need to know about Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address

The State of the Union speech will start at 7 p.m. Colorado time

In this Feb. 28, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, for his address to a joint session of Congress.
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President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union address this week, and there are some things that Coloradans should be watching for.

The speech will be just after 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, and is expected to cover a variety of topics, from Trump’s first-year successes to immigration and infrastructure.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the address:

Who from Colorado is going to be there?

Members of Congress are typically joined by guests who can put a face to an important issue, and this year is no different.

A large number of Democrats are bringing immigration-related guestsamid tensions surrounding Trump’s decision last year to unwind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Notably, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada, will be accompanied by Viviana Andazola Marquez, whose father — Melecio Andazola Morales— was deported in December.

Read the full story from The Denver Post online at http://www.denverpost.com

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