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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.

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters indicted by grand jury in election system security breach case

By: - March 9, 2022

A Mesa County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters on 10 counts related to an investigation into election equipment tampering that led to a system security breach last summer. The indictment is on a combination of misdemeanor and felony charges, including attempting to influence a public servant and criminal impersonation. The […]

Ethical dynamic shifts as legal opponents Griswold and Peters run for same office

By: - March 8, 2022

As embattled Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters campaigns for the Republican nomination for Colorado secretary of state, a trail of investigations, ethics complaints and lawsuits follows her — and she could potentially face off with the woman closely tied to her legal troubles. Peters announced her intent to run for secretary of state […]

Two years after COVID’s arrival, Colorado in ‘best position,’ officials say 

By: - March 4, 2022

As Colorado prepares to enter an endemic phase of COVID-19, state health officials say they are ready to scale up existing safeguards should there be a future surge of infections. “We really are in a good place. The state is prepared for a winter wave, should immunity wane, if there is another variant of concern,” […]

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters cited for contempt of court for recording hearing, lying about it

By: - March 3, 2022

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters was cited for a contempt of court on Wednesday following an investigation into whether she recorded a court proceeding against the rules and then lied about it. Peters, a Republican, will have a hearing on March 31 in front of Judge Valerie Robison, according to a release from […]

Colorado Republicans kick off midterm election cycle at precinct caucuses

By: - March 3, 2022

Across Colorado on Tuesday night, Republican voters took part in one of the first steps in the democratic process: precinct-level caucuses. It’s the beginning of the party nomination procedures for this year’s midterm elections, where voters will decide races from their local county commissions all the way to the governor’s office and congressional seats. “This […]

Republicans John Eastman, Rep. Hanks lead lawsuit to block unaffiliated voters from participating in primary

By: - March 2, 2022

A group of Republicans filed a federal lawsuit against Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Feb. 24 seeking to prevent unaffiliated Colorado voters from participating in the June primary. The suit specifically challenges Proposition 108, the approved 2016 ballot measure that allows voters not registered with a political party to vote in partisan primary […]

PFAS manufacturers sued by Colorado attorney general for environmental and health damages

By: - February 28, 2022

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser filed a lawsuit Monday against companies that produce PFAS, which are man-made chemicals that have been associated with cancer and serious disease. The complaint was filed in Denver District Court against 15 manufacturers including Chemguard, Corteva and DuPont and alleges that those companies should have known the extreme health risks […]

Polis imposes Colorado sanctions against Russia, orders termination of contracts with Russian-owned companies

By: - February 24, 2022

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Thursday that directs his administration to review whether any relevant state contracts are with Russian state-owned companies and then end any such contracts. “​​Ruthless dictator Vladimir Putin’s Russian military aggression in Ukraine violates the freedoms we uphold in our nation and support around the globe. Colorado stands […]

Ukraine supporters gather at Colorado Capitol in response to Russian invasion

By: - February 24, 2022

Under a clear blue sky and surrounded by fresh snow, a bit over 100 people gathered Thursday afternoon on the steps of the Capitol to show solidarity with Ukraine as it withstands an invasion from Russian military forces. Most were Ukrainian Americans worried for their home country and family stuck in the escalating violence. Some […]

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh announces $113M for apprenticeship programs during Colorado visit

By: - February 23, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh used his visit to Colorado on Wednesday to announce $113 million in federal funding for apprenticeship programs across the country, aimed at growing a workforce hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. “You think about the opportunities we have here in this country to do some amazing things — these grants […]

U.S. Supreme Court will hear Colorado case over whether web designer can deny service to gay couples

By: - February 22, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a Colorado case over whether the state’s anti-discrimination law can compel a Christian graphic designer to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, even if doing so contradicts her religious viewpoint. The court will consider the case, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, later this year. It will specifically […]

GOP candidates push anti-mandate, election conspiracy messages at Fort Collins forum

By: - February 21, 2022

As Republican supporters gathered on Sunday night to hear from conservative candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and local races, they heard a nearly universal message against pandemic restrictions, critical race theory in schools and the current Democratic leadership. “Republicans are finally aligned on our messaging. As you hear all of us speak, you’re going to […]