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Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson covers state government, Colorado's congressional delegation, energy and other stories for Newsline. She formerly was a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain, where she covered politics and government in southern Colorado. Wilson earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and as a student she reported on Congress and other federal beats in Washington, D.C.

Polis declares state emergency over baby formula shortage

By: - May 27, 2022

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order on Wednesday that declared a disaster emergency in the state due to the nationwide baby formula shortage. It makes funds immediately available to support the free distribution of donor breast milk to parents in need across the state. As of May 10, there was a 40% baby […]

Lauren Boebert, Don Coram clash at first debate ahead of GOP primary for Colorado’s 3rd District

By: - May 26, 2022

State Sen. Don Coram tried to paint himself as a moderate, experienced alternative to incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert during the first debate between the candidates ahead of the Republican primary elections. “As George Washington said in his farewell address, our biggest threat to our young republic is excessive partisanship. We have a nation that […]

Tina Peters

Tina Peters discloses campaign spending on Mar-a-Lago travel, ‘2000 Mules’ tickets

By: - May 23, 2022

A finance report filed last week indicates Colorado secretary of state candidate Tina Peters used campaign money to fund a trip to Florida to attend a screening of a documentary focused on baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election. On May 5, Peters attended a screening of “2000 Mules,” a film by […]

Progressive group alleges GOP attorney general candidate accepted illegal campaign donation

By: - May 20, 2022

A recently filed campaign finance complaint alleges that Republican Attorney General candidate John Kellner accepted a contribution from a lobbyist during the legislative session, in violation of state campaign finance laws. The complaint, filed by left-leaning organization ProgressNow Colorado, shows that Kellner accepted a $500 contribution from Michael Fields on Jan. 27, 15 days after […]

Mesa County DA finds no criminal evidence following investigation into Tina Peters’ fraud claims

By: - May 19, 2022

There was no criminal conduct that led to anomalies in election logs in two Mesa County elections, District Attorney Dan Rubinstein told county commissioners during a special hearing Thursday morning. Rubinstein’s office conducted an investigation into claims of fraud made in a report commissioned by Republican Clerk Tina Peters, the third report she has released […]

Third ethics complaint filed against Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters

By: - May 18, 2022

Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission will review a third ethics complaint against Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters involving substantial alleged gifts from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. The commission determined that the complaint was non-frivolous during its May 17 meeting. The complaint was filed by Anne Landman, a Grand Junction resident who filed the other two complaints […]

Polis administration encourages breast milk donations during baby formula shortage

By: - May 17, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday that his administration is partnering with a Denver-area nonprofit to address a baby formula shortage that is affecting parents across the state and country. Polis and the Mothers’ Milk Bank are asking for breast milk donations or financial contributions to help parents through the crisis and raise awareness. A nationwide […]

$700M Colorado property tax relief bill signed into law by Gov. Polis

By: - May 16, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis signed a group of bills into law aimed at saving people money on various fees and taxes, a goal the governor has been adamant about in his reelection effort. The largest measure inked on Monday is a $700 million cut to property taxes over two years in an effort to reduce how […]

Abortion capacity in Colorado could expand with advanced practice clinicians, more telehealth

By: - May 16, 2022

As Colorado abortion rights activists prepare for a potential influx of patients coming into the state following the anticipated reversal of Roe v. Wade, they are strategizing about how to increase the pool of qualified abortion providers to meet demand and not compromise the care of Colorado residents. “I don’t see any state that has […]

Bennet bill would create new federal commission to oversee Big Tech

By: - May 12, 2022

A new federal commission formed through legislation introduced by Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet would focus on regulating large digital platforms and protecting consumers, creating guardrails on one of the nation’s largest industries. The Digital Platform Commission Act, introduced today, would create a five-member body of commissioners selected by the president and confirmed by the U.S. […]

Decision to relocate Space Command out of Colorado was justified, inspector general concludes

By: - May 11, 2022

The Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General concluded that the January 2021 decision to move U.S. Space Command’s headquarters from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama, was reasonable and adequately followed the internal review process, according to a much anticipated report released Tuesday. “Overall, we determined that the 2020 Basing Action process directed by the Secretary […]

Bennet bill would create federal definition of school shooting, direct data collection on incidents

By: - May 11, 2022

A bill introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado seeks to create a federally-recognized definition of “school shooting” to establish a consistent data system for policymakers. “Colorado is no stranger to the tragedy of mass shootings at our schools,” the Democratic senator said in a statement. “Our kids are living in the shadow of gun […]