Lindsey Toomer

Lindsey Toomer

Lindsey Toomer covers politics, social justice and other stories for Newsline. She formerly reported on city government at the Denver Gazette and on Colorado mountain town government, education and environment at the Summit Daily News.

Anti-abortion Lamborn proposal would extend personhood status to ‘unborn children’

By: - June 7, 2023

A Republican congressman from Colorado introduced legislation aiming to recognize embryos and fetuses in the womb as persons entitled to equal protection under federal law. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs introduced the Recognizing Life Resolution on Monday. The resolution argues that the 14th Amendment — which guarantees a person’s right to life and liberty […]

Colorado GOP asks Biden to prioritize ‘sanctity of life’ over defense industry in Space Command decision

By: - June 7, 2023

The decision on the site of Space Command’s permanent home should be based on merit, not abortion access, the Colorado Republican Party said in a letter to President Joe Biden.  In the letter, signed by Colorado GOP Chair Dave Williams, the party said “the protection of unborn children’s lives” should be prioritized over political considerations […]

People ride chair lifts at Breckenridge ski resort.

Affordable housing in Colorado mountain towns could get boost from Neguse proposals

By: - June 6, 2023

A Colorado congressman has introduced a package of bills intended to improve access to affordable housing, particularly in Colorado’s rural mountain communities.  U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, introduced two bills in the House of Representatives that would change aspects of the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit as well as how local communities can […]

Biden delivers speech during Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs

By: - June 1, 2023

President Joe Biden gave a commencement address during a ceremony Thursday at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He congratulated each member of the class of 2023 after they received diplomas in the academy’s 65th graduation ceremony. Hundreds of families crowded into Falcon Stadium on the Air Force Academy campus under a cloudy […]

After 16 years, Colorado’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will disband this month

By: - June 1, 2023

As the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice prepares to meet for the final time next week, current and former lawmakers are reflecting on its work, amid continued disagreement over the best fate for the panel after a 16-year run making policy recommendations to the Legislature. The House Judiciary Committee last month indefinitely postponed […]

Three additional federal judgeships for Colorado proposed by US lawmakers

By: - May 31, 2023

Three members of Colorado’s congressional delegation have proposed the addition of three judicial seats to the U.S. District Court of Colorado, which they say is overwhelmed by a growing caseload. The Colorado Judgeship Act, as introduced by Democratic U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper in the Senate, as well as Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse […]

‘Absolutely amazing’: Graduating Air Force cadets prepare for visit by commander in chief

By: - May 29, 2023

President Joe Biden will give the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s graduation Thursday, marking the 12th time a president has spoken at an academy graduation.  In total, eight presidents have addressed 11 graduating classes from the academy prior to Biden’s upcoming address in Colorado Springs. Biden delivered the academy’s commencement address as […]

Three Colorado officials named in new list of people banned from Russia

By: - May 24, 2023

Three elected officials from Colorado are included on a new list that Russia’s Foreign Ministry released of 500 U.S. citizens banned from entering the country.  Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Attorney General Phil Weiser and U.S. Rep. Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood, all Democrats, are named on the list alongside other government officials, journalists, professors and historians, […]

Bipartisan push to ban congressional stock trading has Colorado leaders

By: - May 12, 2023

Two of Colorado’s representatives in Congress joined a bipartisan coalition of legislators seeking congressional action to ban members from trading stock.  U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, led the group that also includes Rep. Ken Buck, a Windsor Republican, in a press conference calling on Congress to fulfill the coalition’s “simple, straightforward and profoundly […]

More action to support Denver amid migrant surge urged by Colorado Democrats

By: - May 12, 2023

All Democratic members of Colorado’s federal delegation are seeking additional support for Denver as a pandemic-era federal immigration policy comes to an end and the city works to support a surge of migrant arrivals from the southern border. U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas seeking […]

Denver sees hundreds of new migrant arrivals ahead of Title 42 expiration

By: - May 9, 2023

The imminent expiration of a COVID-era immigration policy has left state and local leadership concerned about their ability to support the growing number of migrants coming to Colorado from the southern border of the United States. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock co-wrote a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro […]

Complaint alleges Rep. Boebert illegally spent campaign funds leading up to 2022 election

By: - May 5, 2023

A political action committee advocating against big money in political elections filed a complaint against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert that alleges she illegally spent $60,000 on her 2022 campaign.  End Citizens United filed the complaint with the Federal Election Commission Thursday claiming Boebert, a Silt Republican, used campaign funds on calls and texts that were […]