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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.

Denver vigil mourns victims of Club Q shooting

By: - November 22, 2022

Denverites packed a vigil on Monday night honoring the victims of the Club Q shooting as elected officials and faith leaders spoke about the need for action against gun violence and support for the LGBTQ community. Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, left five people dead and at least […]

‘Sickening and devastating’: Colorado leaders react to Club Q shooting

By: - November 21, 2022

As details of the mass shooting at Club Q emerged on Sunday, Colorado officials expressed shock and grief, with some directly acknowledging the shooting’s impact on the LGBTQ community while others stuck to the rhetoric of “thoughts and prayers.” The shooting, which took place at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs late Saturday night, left […]

Loveland Republicans choose county party chair to serve term of late Hugh McKean

By: - November 18, 2022

A vacancy committee made up of Loveland-area Republicans selected Ron Weinberg to represent House District 51 in the upcoming legislative session, following the unexpected death of former House Minority Leader Hugh McKean, the Colorado House Republicans announced in a Thursday news release. Weinberg is the current chair of the Larimer County Republican Party and serves […]

Colorado lawmakers form caucus for gun violence prevention

By: - November 18, 2022

Members of a newly formed Gun Violence Prevention Caucus in the state Legislature hope that by heading into a new legislative session as a united group, they can accomplish major policy goals around firearms and keep the issue at the forefront of other lawmakers’ minds. “We’ve been ad hoc, but we wanted to go into […]

Colorado Gov. Polis presents requests to Legislature’s budget writers

By: - November 16, 2022

As Gov. Jared Polis presented his budget request to the Colorado Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday, members pressed him on its sustainability and compatibility with prior commitments. His budget proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year requests $46 billion in spending, including a $16.7 billion general fund request. It requests 15% in reserves. “This budget, […]

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Rep. Julie McCluskie elected next House speaker by fellow Democrats in Colorado Legislature

By: - November 12, 2022

Colorado House Democrats chose Rep. Julie McCluskie of Dillon on Friday to serve as speaker of the chamber for the upcoming legislative session. “It is an enormous privilege to serve the great state of Colorado, and I’m honored to lead one of the largest and most diverse Democratic majorities in our state’s history,” McCluskie said […]

Rep. Lauren Boebert inches into lead over Adam Frisch in U.S. House race

By: - November 10, 2022

Incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert overtook Adam Frisch with a small lead on Thursday in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, though there are still more ballots to be counted and the margins are still flirting with an automatic recount. As of 6:39 p.m. on Thursday, two days after Election Day, Boebert, a Republican from […]

Colorado House Republicans select Mike Lynch as new minority leader

By: - November 10, 2022

Colorado House Republicans selected Rep. Mike Lynch to serve as the chamber’s minority leader on Thursday, following the sudden death of the previous leader and an Election Day that saw the caucus shrink. Lynch, who lives in Wellington, won by a 12-5 margin over Rep. Stephanie Luck of Penrose, who nominated herself for the position. […]

Adam Frisch leads Rep. Lauren Boebert by under 100 votes in Colorado

By: - November 9, 2022

The race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District between incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Adam Frisch was still too close to call Wednesday afternoon as more ballots trickled in throughout the day and Frisch’s surprising lead narrowed. As of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Frisch led with 50.01% of the vote and only 62 more votes, […]

Democrat Brittany Pettersen wins election in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District

By: - November 8, 2022

Democratic state Sen. Brittany Pettersen will represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District as she defeated Republican Erik Aadland Tuesday night for the district’s seat. As of 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday night, Pettersen led with about 58% of the vote to Aadland’s 40%. The Associated Press called the race for Pettersen at about 9 p.m. “I am […]

Phil Weiser beats John Kellner in race for Colorado attorney general

By: - November 8, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Phil Weiser will serve a second term after Colorado voters elected him over his Republican opponent John Kellner Tuesday night. As of 9:30 p.m. on Election Night when the Associated Press called the race, Weiser led with about 54.5% of the vote to Kellner’s approximately 44%. “Four years ago when I stood […]

Jared Polis wins reelection for second term as Colorado governor

By: and - November 8, 2022

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis won a second term Tuesday night, handedly defeating his Republican opponent Heidi Ganahl. As of 8 p.m. on Election Night, Polis had about 61% of the vote and Ganahl had about 37% of the vote. The Associated Press called the race at 8 p.m. “Tonight, we’ve proven once again what a […]