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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.

Tina Peters barred from overseeing 2022 Mesa County elections

By: - May 10, 2022

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters will not be able to oversee her county’s primary or general elections this year, a judge determined Tuesday. The judge removed Peters, a Republican, as the county’s designated election official and confirmed Brandi Bantz in that role for 2022. “Based on the circumstances of this case … the Court determines […]

Here’s where the candidates for Colorado governor stand on abortion rights

By: - May 6, 2022

As the U.S. Supreme Court appears ready to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent, abortion access is poised to become a large issue in the 2022 midterm elections, including in Colorado’s gubernatorial race. Incumbent Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, is clear in his support for abortion rights and establishing Colorado as a refuge for people […]

Democratic incumbents out-raise, out-spend GOP opponents in Colorado for statewide offices

By: - May 6, 2022

Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold had a record-breaking fundraising haul during the first four months of the year, as she prepares to potentially take on a controversial challenger in the general election. Griswold reported raising about $875,000 during the most recent reporting period, which was between the start of the year and April 27. […]

Weapons support from US critical to Ukraine fight against Russia, Rep. Crow says after Kyiv trip

By: - May 5, 2022

Ukraine’s victory against ongoing Russian aggression hinges on military and humanitarian support from countries like the United States, Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado told reporters after returning from an official trip to the country over the weekend. Crow, a Democrat, was part of the U.S.’s highest-level delegation trip to Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, […]

Abortion-rights advocates rally at Colorado Capitol

By: - May 3, 2022

Coloradans rallied in front of the state Capitol on Tuesday afternoon following news that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to roll back abortion rights through an upcoming ruling. Elected leaders, activists and community members spoke for over an hour about the need for safe, legal and accessible abortion not only in Colorado but also […]

Juneteenth becomes newest state holiday in Colorado

By: - May 3, 2022

Juneteenth is Colorado’s newest state holiday after Gov. Jared Polis signed the designation into law on Monday afternoon. “Commemorating this holiday has us look at our history, but it’s also a chance to look forward and continue the fight for freedom, for equity and for dignity for everyone. Our state’s diversity is one of our […]

Fight for abortion rights urged as Colorado leaders decry possible ‘unconscionable rollback’ of Roe

By: - May 3, 2022

As news broke that the U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent, most Colorado leaders and elected officials reiterated their abortion-rights positions and emphasized that abortion access will be protected in the state. “While states like Texas, Florida, and Arizona are engaging in the unwelcome intrusion of government into deeply personal […]

Pueblo had strong voices in Capitol leadership. Now it must adjust to their absence.

By: - May 2, 2022

The Home of Heroes is about to undergo a political transition. As House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar prepares to wrap up her final legislative session, Pueblo is positioned to lose two decades of legislative experience between her and former Senate President Leroy Garcia, who left his post early to take a Pentagon job. In addition […]

Danielle Neuschwanger to run with American Constitution Party for Colorado governor

By: - April 30, 2022

Danielle Neuschwanger will run for governor of Colorado as a member of the American Constitution Party after failing to land on the Republican primary ballot through the assembly process earlier this month. “Those of you who know me, from Day One — including in my campaign announcement video from a year ago — I said […]

Costs for some trade school, community college students could drop under Sen. Bennet bill

By: - April 28, 2022

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday that would expand federal financial aid availability to students at trade schools, community colleges and other non-university postsecondary institutions. The bill would create a pilot program to approve previously-unaccredited programs to participate in federal financial aid programs, with the hope that students would have […]

Rep. Dave Williams

‘Let’s Go Brandon’ should not appear with Rep. Williams’ name on primary ballot, judge rules

By: - April 27, 2022

Republican congressional candidate Dave Williams will not have “Let’s Go Brandon” appear as a nickname on the June primary ballot, a Denver District Court judge ruled Wednesday. “Upon consideration of all of this testimony, evidence, briefing, argument and authority the Court held a hearing today by videoconference and entered on the record findings of fact, […]

Universal, state-funded preschool becomes Colorado law with Gov. Polis’ signature

By: - April 25, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation on Monday that will establish a universal preschool program in Colorado and set up the Department of Early Childhood. “The work is statewide to make Colorado a model for the rest of the country, a model for the positive development of kids and preparation for success, reducing the achievement gap […]