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. Toomer graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, where she also served as managing editor of The Daily Collegian, with degrees in journalism and global studies.

Sen. Hickenlooper cautions Fed against hiking interest rates again without understanding impacts

By: - October 27, 2022

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper of Colorado wrote a letter asking the Federal Reserve Board to pause an increase in interest rates Thursday out of concern for how recent increases will have negative consequences.   The Fed has increased interest rates five times since March in an attempt to control inflation, but Hickenlooper cautioned against raising rates […]

Colorado secretary of state emphasizes election security, voter rights ahead of Election Day

By: - October 26, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold reminded Coloradans of their right to safely vote without interference Wednesday now that early voting is underway. “Colorado elections are accessible, secure, and transparent,” Griswold, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Voter intimidation is illegal. Any intimidation or harassment that interferes with voters’ right to make their voices heard […]

Voter Guide 2022: Key Colorado Senate races

By: and - October 19, 2022

Of the Colorado state Senate districts with an election in 2022, seven are viewed as competitive. Democrats have a 21-14 majority in the Senate, and Republicans are looking to those seven races as their best opportunity to claim a majority in one of the state Legislature’s two chambers. The Democrats’ majority in the state House […]

Two experienced Colorado legislators compete for key state Senate seat

By: - October 18, 2022

Colorado Senate District 11, which encompasses southeastern Colorado Springs, is the only competitive race for the state Senate that has two experienced major-party state legislators going head to head.   Whoever wins the District 11 election in November will likely be a deciding factor for which party controls the Senate. The race pits Republican state Sen. […]

Colorado ballots for 2022 general election are mailed out this week

By: - October 17, 2022

It’s time to start checking the mail, because ballots started going out this week across Colorado ahead of the 2022 general election in November.  According to a news release from the secretary of state’s office, county clerks must mail ballots to voters by Friday, Oct. 21.  Eligible voters can still register or make changes to […]

Candidates for 3 top Colorado seats share priorities at Denver chamber forum

By: - October 13, 2022

Colorado’s 2022 candidates for attorney general, U.S. senator and governor reflected on how they will handle issues specific to their office at a forum hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Wednesday.  Moderator Ed Sealover, a senior reporter with the Denver Business Journal, asked the six candidates questions about key issues they would face […]

Safe2Tell reports increased in September with students back in school

By: - October 11, 2022

Safe2Tell, an anonymous reporting system for young people that is focused on violence intervention and prevention, saw an 89% increase in report volume between August and September.  Operated by the attorney general’s office, Safe2Tell received 2,025 reports in September, accounting for a large portion of the 3,096 reports it received since the start of the […]

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Colorado attorney general seeks input on rules for companies that collect personal information

By: - October 10, 2022

The Colorado attorney general’s office released proposed Colorado Privacy Act rules onto the secretary of state’s website Monday in search of public feedback on the rules’ contents.  The CPA, which Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law in July last year, gives Coloradans the right to see what data companies collect about them and allows […]

Tri-county ballot box available to voters in Arapahoe, Adams, Denver counties

By: - October 7, 2022

Three counties in the Denver metro area partnered to offer a first-of-its-kind ballot drop box that’s tri-branded so voters in each county can use it to vote. Arapahoe County Clerk Joan Lopez, Adams County Clerk Josh Zygielbaum and Denver Clerk Paul López all met at the shared drop box location at the Martin Luther King […]

First-of-its-kind Denver facility provides housing, health care for those experiencing homelessness

By: - October 7, 2022

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless cut the ribbon Thursday on a first-of-its-kind mixed-use facility providing housing and health care services under one roof for those experiencing homelessness in Colorado. The Renaissance Legacy Lofts and the newly titled John Parvensky Stout Street Recuperative Care Center, located on California Street in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, includes […]

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7 Colorado Senate seats eyed by Republicans tend to lean left

By: - October 7, 2022

As Republicans look to take control of the Colorado Senate in the midterm elections, seven races will be important in deciding which party has the majority in this half of the state Legislature.  Colorado’s Independent Redistricting Commission calculated how voters in each newly-drawn district lean politically based on a few recent elections. This gives a […]

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Colorado state grant program gives local municipalities power to decide safety improvements

By: - October 5, 2022

Colorado’s Crime Prevention Through Safer Streets Grant Program is accepting applications from local governments seeking to implement effective public safety improvements through Oct. 19.  The program from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the Division of Criminal Justice offers $10 million for agencies looking to make physical safety improvements to deter crime in specific parts of […]