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.

Rep. Lauren Boebert sued for libel by American Muckrakers PAC

By: - October 6, 2022

A Democratic-aligned political action committee that has hounded incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt as she seeks reelection sued the congresswoman this week for defamation, alleging she made damaging statements about the committee to national media and other figures. American Muckrakers — which made dramatic claims about Boebert’s past in the lead-up to the […]

Democratic statewide candidates use fundraising advantage to spend big on ads in Colorado

By: - October 6, 2022

With a bit over one month until Election Day — and less than two weeks until ballots start heading out to voters — Colorado Republican candidates are spending small fractions of what their deep-pocketed Democratic opponents are. Democrats are using their stacked campaign funds to pay for television and digital advertisements in the lead-up to […]

Colorado saw dramatic decrease in police interaction with students due to pandemic

By: - October 5, 2022

Colorado experienced a sharp decrease in the number of law enforcement contacts with students on school grounds during the 2020-2021 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced students off campus and into online learning. There were 1,023 incidents in 280 public schools for the school year, with reporting from 136 law enforcement agencies […]

Campaign-commissioned poll shows Democratic opponent within striking distance of Boebert

By: - October 4, 2022

A new poll commissioned by Adam Frisch’s campaign shows the Democratic candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District trailing incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert by just 2 percentage points. The poll surveyed 500 likely voters in the district and showed 47% backing Boebert and 45% saying they would vote for former Aspen City Council member Frisch, who […]

Congressional GOP candidate Aadland foresees ‘corruption’ investigations, he tells forum audience

By: - September 30, 2022

To Republican congressional candidate Erik Aadland, progressive policies “always fail” and “always cause more suffering,” and the way to correct course is with a conservative congressional majority. “What we’ve come to realize is that Democrat policies have never served this country, but it’s on stark display right now,” he told a crowd at the Centennial […]

Polarization a crisis, candidates for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District agree

By: - September 29, 2022

There is one thing the two main party candidates for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District seat agree on: The nation’s polarization is the country’s greatest existential crisis. Other than that, their policy viewpoints diverge on a number of issues. “I’m stepping up to run because the stakes couldn’t be higher in the next election in ensuring […]

Gov. Jared Polis, Heidi Ganahl meet in first Colorado gubernatorial debate

By: - September 28, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis and University of Colorado Regent Heidi Ganahl squared off Wednesday night for their first debate leading up to the Colorado governor election. Ganahl focused largely on the widespread problems she sees within the state and Polis touted his record of policy accomplishments he views as addressing those same problems as a bid […]

These Colorado lawmakers seeking reelection have faced post-redistricting residency questions

By: - September 27, 2022

The true residency of a third state legislator has been called into question as lawmakers seek reelection following the once-a-decade redistricting process, which shuffled district lines and at times put incumbents outside their current district. Boulder County Republicans Chair Theresa Watson submitted a complaint to the Boulder County district attorney’s office last week, according to […]

Boebert calls proposed executive action to protect Camp Hale a land grab pushed by ‘extremist environmentalists’

By: - September 23, 2022

The three Republican U.S. representatives from Colorado urged President Joe Biden in a letter dated Thursday against using his authority to designate land named in the stalled Colorado Outdoor and Recreation Act as a national monument, arguing that the designation does not have congressional or local support. Rep. Lauren Boebert, along with Reps. Ken Buck […]

State economists warn of inflation impact on Colorado budget

By: - September 23, 2022

Economic growth in Colorado has slowed in 2022 following a quick recovery from the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with inflation and rising interest rates contributing to the deceleration, according to economic forecasts presented to the state Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Thursday. The risk of a recession has “escalated considerably” because of monetary […]

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Grand jury that indicted state Sen. Pete Lee was given wrong information on key evidence

By: - September 21, 2022

An investigator with the district attorney’s office in El Paso County unknowingly gave incorrect information to a grand jury that then delivered a felony indictment against Democratic state Sen. Pete Lee for lying about where he lives for the purpose of voting. On Tuesday, Lee’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss that indictment. Members of […]

Cory Gardner endorses GOP congressional candidate Erik Aadland

By: - September 20, 2022

Republican congressional candidate Erik Aadland received an endorsement Monday from former U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who called Aadland a “man of principle” who can “bridge the divides and fight for our values.” Aadland, an Army veteran and first-time candidate, is running against state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, a Lakewood Democrat, to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. […]