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.

Republican Dan Woog runs to regain Colorado House seat

By: - September 28, 2023

Former Colorado state Rep. Dan Woog is running to regain his House seat next year. The Erie Republican represented House District 63 for one term beginning in 2021. The state’s recent redistricting process put him in House District 19, and he lost that race to Democratic Rep. Jennifer Parenti by 3 points. “I believe that […]

Former Adams County sheriff, two senior staff members charged with felonies in false records case

By: - September 28, 2023

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser charged former Adams County Sheriff Rick Reigenborn, along with two other former sheriff executives, with four felonies Wednesday for allegedly lying about completing required training. Reigenborn is charged with an attempt to influence a public servant, a Class 4 felony; forgery, a Class 5 felony; conspiracy to attempt to influence […]

Second try at overdose prevention centers could allow pilot program in Colorado cities

By: - September 27, 2023

An interim committee in the Colorado Legislature could recommend a bill for consideration next year that would establish a pilot program to allow overdose prevention centers to operate in certain areas of the state. Under a draft bill from the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee, the pilot program would end in 2028, […]

Half of Coloradans will have a new county clerk for 2024 elections

By: - September 27, 2023

As the 2024 presidential primary and general elections loom, almost half of Coloradans will vote in a county that has a different chief local election official than the one who oversaw the previous presidential election. That is according to a new report from the nonpartisan group Issue One, which studied election official turnover since 2020 […]

Colorado families at risk of losing WIC benefits with government shutdown

By: - September 25, 2023

Nearly 90,000 women and children in Colorado could lose a government benefit to purchase healthy food if lawmakers in Congress do not come up with a federal funding agreement soon, according to White House estimates. The program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — known as WIC — provides financial support […]

Abortion reversal ban survives test of Colorado regulatory board rules

By: - September 25, 2023

Three state boards all declined to designate so-called “abortion reversal treatments” an accepted medical practice, so a new Colorado law banning the process is likely to stand. “Our intention with this bill has always been about making sure that Coloradans have accurate and unbiased information when making the pregnancy decision that is right for them,” […]

Colorado universal preschool leaders hope to iron out enrollment process for second year

By: - September 22, 2023

While officials tasked with implementing Colorado’s universal preschool program outlined solutions they are working towards for the program’s second year, lawmakers questioned them on why they cannot address shortcomings sooner. Lisa Roy, the executive director for the Department of Early Childhood, and Dawn Odean, the Universal Preschool program director, spent Wednesday morning fielding questions from […]

Anti-abortion group tries again to get ban on Colorado ballot

By: - September 21, 2023

Two anti-abortion activists have submitted the first slate of abortion-ban initiatives to the Colorado Title Board since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that once guaranteed constitutional protection for abortions. The four initiative filings, all titled “Protections for a Living Child,” would ban abortion in Colorado statute and would define a […]

State economic forecast shows drop in TABOR refund amounts, Colorado general fund revenue

By: - September 20, 2023

Colorado lawmakers received a fairly optimistic economic forecast on Wednesday, despite a projected decline in general fund revenue next year and smaller expected refunds to taxpayers. Economists from the nonpartisan Legislative Council Staff told the Joint Budget Committee as part of their quarterly forecast that general fund revenue, which the state relies on to pay […]

Now it’s called Mount Blue Sky, after federal board votes to rename Mount Evans

By: - September 15, 2023

The U.S Board of Geographic Names voted Friday afternoon to rename Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky, honoring the indigenous Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. The mountain had been named after former territorial governor John Evans. Historians say Evans authorized the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 that killed over 200 noncombatant Cheyenne and Arapaho people, mostly […]

Latino voters in Colorado say housing, cost of living are main concerns in new poll

By: - September 14, 2023

Latino voters in Colorado are largely concerned with the economic challenges they face and want to see policy priorities that address the rising cost of living, improve wages and enable housing stability, a statewide survey shows. That is a main takeaway from the 2023 Colorado Latino Policy Agenda, an annual survey in its third year […]

A person voting in Denver.

Colorado ballot certified for November election

By: - September 12, 2023

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Monday certified the statewide ballot for the November election. Voters will decide on two statewide ballot measures, as well as any local initiatives, on Nov. 7. “In just two months, Coloradans will be able to make their voice heard by voting in the 2023 Coordinated Election. As Secretary […]