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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 drops lawsuit against Tina Peters over voting services contract

By: - December 23, 2021

Mesa County will no longer pursue a lawsuit against Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters after she attested to county commissioner documents. The original lawsuit, filed on Dec. 21, alleged that Peters neglected her duty as clerk by failing to attest to legal action the county’s commissioners took to extend a contract with ​​Runbeck Election Services, […]

Omicron variant found in 21 Colorado wastewater systems, making up ‘potentially half’ of new cases

By: - December 22, 2021

The omicron variant has now been found in every wastewater system that participates in Colorado’s detection system and is connected to nearly half of all new COVID-19 cases in the state this week, health officials said Wednesday.  “At this point, we do believe that omicron is widespread across the state and there is likely local […]

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Three shots needed to be fully vaccinated in light of omicron variant, Gov. Polis says

By: - December 21, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis reiterated his thinking on Tuesday that three COVID-19 vaccine doses are necessary to protect against infection, especially with the ongoing spread of the more transmissible omicron variant. “We need to stop thinking of it as an optional dose,” he said during a press briefing on Dec. 21. “While the CDC has not […]

One year into Biden’s presidency, Colorado’s sanctuary seekers are still stuck in limbo

By: - December 21, 2021

Last month, Ingrid Encalada Latorre set out to hike the Mount Sanitas trail, a beloved Boulder trek that offers sweeping views of the Flatirons and foothills. Encalada Latorre hiked with other immigrants, a group called Explorando Senderos de Boulder that sets out every weekend to explore the area’s outdoor recreation, a typical weekend activity for […]

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Dead voters the subject of federal lawsuit from conservative group against Colorado secretary of state

By: - December 17, 2021

A conservative nonprofit is suing Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold for records of registered voters in the state who are potentially deceased, claiming that she violated federal law by withholding data. The Indianapolis-based Public Interest Legal Foundation filed the federal lawsuit in Colorado’s U.S. District Court on Thursday, alleging that Griswold denied the organization’s […]

Gov. Polis: Omicron likely to become dominant COVID-19 variant in Colorado, urges boosters

By: - December 16, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis is urging Colorado residents to get a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine in anticipation of an increased spread of the omicron variant, which he said he expects to become the dominant strain of the virus. “We’re fortunate to have these safe and effective vaccines, and we now face a new threat […]

Sen. Bennet pushes for continued child tax credit in Build Back Better Act

By: - December 16, 2021

Wednesday marked the last time 600,000 Colorado families will get a monthly child tax credit payment unless Congress acts to extend the program through the pending Build Back Better Act or — even less likely — through standalone legislation.  Sen. Michael Bennet, a longtime champion for the child tax credit, said he is working to […]

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State Rep. Dave Williams begins GOP primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn

By: - December 14, 2021

Republican state Rep. Dave Williams announced his bid Tuesday to unseat longtime Rep. Doug Lamborn in next year’s primary election. “Our new district deserves a new Congressman with a proven conservative record of always fighting for regular workers and families and never selling out to corrupt DC power brokers the way Doug Lamborn already has […]

Colorado Democrats urge EPA to place new transparency, risk management rules on chemical plants

By: - December 13, 2021

Colorado Democrats want the Environmental Protection Agency to update its safety measures at chemical plants to increase safety and transparency to people who live nearby. In a letter sent Monday to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, the six Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation urged the agency to put in new rules that would require chemical […]

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State Sen. Don Coram considering run against Lauren Boebert for CD3

By: - December 10, 2021

State Sen. Don Coram said he is doing his “due diligence” in deciding whether to run for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat next year.  The Montrose Republican could mount a challenge to incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert in next year’s GOP primary, as first reported by The Colorado Sun.  “I could go into the thousands of […]

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Colorado releases draft plan for voluntary universal preschool

By: - December 9, 2021

A draft plan for how Colorado can create a voluntary universal preschool program by 2023 relies heavily on local leaders to implement the state’s vision for early childhood education.  The plan, released Tuesday, outlines recommendations for a program that will give Colorado families access to 10 hours of preschool per week the year before a […]

Boebert challenger Valdez calls on congresswoman to resign over Islamophobic comments

By: - December 7, 2021

Democratic candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and state Rep. Donald Valdez called on Rep. Lauren Boebert to resign, following her suggestion over a Thanksgiving visit home that a Muslim colleague in Congress could be a suicide bomber. “Instead of taking the opportunity to speak on legislation she is putting forth to help her constituents, […]