Chase Woodruff

Chase Woodruff

Chase Woodruff is a senior reporter for Colorado Newsline. His beats include the environment, money in politics, and the economy.

Jerry Sonnenberg

Former GOP state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg enters 4th Congressional District race

By: - December 7, 2023

Former state Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg on Thursday became the latest high-profile candidate to enter what could be a crowded Republican primary in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District next year. “Rural Coloradans need a voice in Washington who understands our community, our principled conservative values, our way of life and our unique challenges,” Sonnenberg wrote in a […]

Colorado Supreme Court hears arguments in Trump 14th Amendment case

By: - December 6, 2023

Colorado’s highest court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a landmark case seeking to bar former President Donald Trump from Colorado’s 2024 ballot under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. In a two-hour hearing, the seven justices of the Colorado Supreme Court challenged both sides about a wide range of legal issues raised by the case, […]

Dozens of state AGs, GOP officials tell Colorado Supreme Court to keep Trump on ballot

By: - December 4, 2023

More than a dozen attorneys general from Republican-controlled states topped a long list of parties who have filed briefs in a legal challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to appear on Colorado’s 2024 ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case this week, after a Denver District Court judge […]

President in stop at Pueblo wind tower factory touts ‘Bidenomics,’ blasts Boebert

By: - November 29, 2023

Tony Salerno is a former steelworker who has worked at CS Wind’s sprawling wind tower factory outside of Pueblo for 10 years. Only a few years ago, he said Wednesday, the plant — the largest manufacturer of wind towers in the world — was struggling amid an uncertain outlook for the clean energy industry. “We […]

Case seeking to bar Trump from 2024 ballot appealed to Colorado Supreme Court

By: - November 21, 2023

The widely anticipated next phase of a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began on Monday with separate appeals filed by Trump and the plaintiffs who brought the case to the Colorado Supreme Court. A Denver District Court judge ruled last week that Trump should be placed on Colorado’s […]

Colorado judge rejects attempt to bar Trump from 2024 ballot under ‘insurrection’ clause

By: - November 17, 2023

A Colorado judge has ordered the state’s top elections official to place former President Donald Trump on the 2024 primary ballot, rejecting a lawsuit from a group of voters who argued the Republican frontrunner is constitutionally ineligible to hold office under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. “The Court orders the Secretary of State to place […]

‘Unprecedented’ Trump 14th Amendment trial in Colorado comes to a close

By: - November 16, 2023

A trial in a landmark case seeking to bar former President Donald Trump from Colorado’s ballot concluded on Wednesday with closing arguments from Trump’s legal team, the Colorado Republican Party, the state’s top elections official and the plaintiffs who say a Civil War-era constitutional amendment makes the 2024 GOP frontrunner ineligible to hold office again. […]

Colorado judge to hear closing arguments in case seeking to bar Trump from ballot

By: - November 15, 2023

A Colorado judge on Wednesday will hear closing arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to bar former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. Six Colorado voters have sued Trump and Secretary of State Jena Griswold in Denver District Court, arguing that the former president’s actions in relation […]

Feds oppose rehearing of court ruling that blocked Utah oil train project they approved

By: - November 13, 2023

The federal agencies ordered by a court to reconsider their approval of a controversial Utah oil train project aren’t backing a petition by the project’s sponsors for an immediate rehearing of the case. In separate filings on Nov. 9, the Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Justice told […]

Richard Holtorf

Republican state Rep. Holtorf runs for Rep. Buck’s U.S. House seat

By: - November 9, 2023

State Rep. Richard Holtorf of Akron on Thursday became the first Republican officeholder to enter what is expected to be a highly competitive primary race in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, a Windsor Republican who announced last week that he will not seek reelection to a […]

Aurora election: Coffman, GOP-affiliated candidates poised to defend council majority

By: - November 8, 2023

Republican Mike Coffman appeared to have extended his long career in Colorado politics by another four years on Tuesday night, as voters in Aurora reelected the incumbent mayor and preserved a conservative majority on City Council, according to unofficial results. Coffman led challenger Juan Marcano by more than 9,000 votes out of more than 50,000 […]

Voters pass Proposition II, boosting Colorado’s universal preschool program with tobacco tax revenues

By: - November 7, 2023

Colorado voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that will allow the state to retain excess revenue from taxes on tobacco and nicotine products to support its new universal preschool program. Unofficial results showed more than 66% of voters statewide cast a ballot for Proposition II as of 10 p.m. on Tuesday. It was […]