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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.

COVID hospitalizations increase in Colorado as they decrease nationwide

By: - October 21, 2021

While COVID-19 hospitalizations are sharply declining across the United States, Colorado is going on two months of experiencing an increase in the hospitalization rate. There are 1,130 people in the hospital with COVID-19 as of Oct. 21, Gov. Jared Polis said during a news briefing Thursday, and 893 of those cases, or about 80%, are […]

Colorado Supreme Court denies Tina Peters’ appeal of decision barring her from Mesa County election involvement

By: - October 21, 2021

The Colorado Supreme Court will not hear Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters’ appeal to a ruling last week that prevents her from overseeing the Nov. 2 coordinated election in her county.  The court issued a one-sentence order on Wednesday that declined to accept jurisdiction in the case. That means Peters will not serve […]

Sweetwater Lake area to become next Colorado state park in federal-state partnership

By: - October 20, 2021

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that the land surrounding Sweetwater Lake will become the newest state park through a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service. “Sweetwater Lake is simply gorgeous, and has great potential for even more recreational opportunities like a campground,” Polis said in a statement. “This is […]

Sol Sandoval gains fundraising momentum in uphill bid to unseat Rep. Boebert

By: - October 20, 2021

The race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District is shaping up to be the most contentious and expensive in the state next year, with a crowded field of Democratic candidates poised with a singular mission of defeating Republican incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert. State Sen. Kerry Donovan was a clear frontrunner to win the Democratic primary to […]

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Settlement reached between family of Elijah McClain and city of Aurora

By: - October 19, 2021

The city of Aurora has reached a settlement agreement with the parents of Elijah McClain, the 23 year-old Black man who died in August 2019 after police officers detained him and paramedics sedated him with ketamine while he was walking home.  “Sheneen McClain confirms that a settlement in principle has been reached with the city […]

Lotteries did not encourage COVID-19 vaccinations, new study finds

By: - October 15, 2021

The chance to win $1 million did not lead to increased vaccination rates against COVID-19, according to a new study published Friday that examined the states that held vaccine lotteries earlier this year. There was a “near zero” association between those cash drawings and additional vaccinations in states like Colorado, which held five drawings among […]

Judge rules Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters is barred from supervising November election

By: - October 14, 2021

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters will not oversee November’s election, a district court judge ruled Wednesday after reviewing evidence that Peters allegedly allowed a breach in the county’s election system during a major software update. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold filed a lawsuit in August to remove Peters as a designated elected […]

Colorado secretary of state pursues redistricting complaint against accused GOP lobbyists

By: - October 14, 2021

Complaints against two Republicans accused of violating redistricting lobbying policy will be considered by a state administrative law judge, following a referral from the Election Division of the Colorado secretary of state’s office.  In that Oct. 12 referral to the state’s Office of Administrative Courts, the division explains that it found grounds that justify a […]

Colorado Supreme Court hears oral arguments against new congressional redistricting map

By: - October 13, 2021

The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday afternoon from civil rights and advocacy groups who argue that the recently submitted congressional redistricting map doesn’t go far enough to empower the state’s minority voters. Much of the debate focused on a specific section of the voter-approved amendments that established the independent redistricting process. Section 44.3 […]

Protesters turn out as Rep. Boebert speaks during Columbus ceremony in Pueblo

By: - October 11, 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert spoke on Monday morning in the shadow of Colorado’s last remaining monument to Christopher Columbus, a sandstone bust that sits in the median of a busy commercial street in Pueblo. The bust has been a political flashpoint as Indigenous activists and the Italian Americans who support the monument are at a stalemate […]