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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-19 advisory group looks to revise crisis standards of care for hospitals

By: - November 11, 2021

Members of the group that advises Gov. Jared Polis on the COVID-19 pandemic met Thursday to review its recommended hospital crisis standards of care, which would inform hospitals about how to make triage decisions if the current hospitalization surge continues. “There’s multiple steps you could take to alter your standard of care,” Dr. Anuj Mehta, […]

Rep. Buck introduces bipartisan bill aimed at increasing Big Tech transparency

By: - November 10, 2021

A bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado introduced legislation this week that would require internet platforms to let users opt out of having algorithms determine the content they see.  The U.S. House bill, called the Filter Bubble Transparency Act, is a companion to similar legislation introduced in the Senate in […]

Colorado announces $1.1 million effort to help people leaving prison find jobs

By: - November 10, 2021

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced a $1.1 million initiative on Tuesday aimed at growing the number of employers who will hire formerly incarcerated people looking for work, an effort to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.  The grants to the Colorado Department of Corrections and community advocacy groups are meant to build a network […]

Colorado to receive billions from infrastructure bill for climate-resiliency projects

By: - November 10, 2021

Colorado will receive billions of dollars in the recently passed federal infrastructure investment bill, including money for both traditional infrastructure projects and ones aimed at increasing resiliency in the face of more frequent and more intense extreme weather due to climate change. The bill includes approximately $50 billion for infrastructure resilience to climate events, preparing […]

Crisis standards of care for staffing activated in response to Colorado COVID-19 hospitalizations

By: - November 9, 2021

Colorado reactivated crisis standards of care for staffing throughout the state on Tuesday afternoon in response to rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and shrinking hospital capacity.  Those standards of care mean that hospitals can be more flexible with how they allocate and assign worker responsibility in the face of staffing shortages and increased workload. Hospitals can bring […]

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters faces lawsuit over alleged 2022 fundraising violations

By: - November 8, 2021

The Elections Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office filed a lawsuit against Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters on Friday, accusing her of actively soliciting campaign donations despite not having yet registered as a candidate for the 2022 election. The lawsuit, first reported by the The Daily Sentinel, claims that Peters has not filed […]

Kerry Donovan ends campaign to unseat Rep. Boebert, cites redistricting

By: - November 5, 2021

State Sen. Kerry Donovan suspended her campaign for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Friday, ending her bid to unseat Republican incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert. That decision came after Donovan was drawn out of the 3rd District in the state’s recently approved congressional maps. She suspended her campaign’s fundraising efforts in October when it looked likely […]

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Colorado gets final $389 million in American Rescue Plan funds for in-person learning plans

By: - November 4, 2021

The Department of Education released an additional $389 million to Colorado on Thursday to sustain the safe operation of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total federal funding for the state’s return to school plans to $1.1 billion. Colorado received its first payment of those American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief […]

Plans to elevate early childhood education to cabinet level presented by Gov. Polis

By: - November 3, 2021

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis presented transition plans for the new Department of Early Childhood on Wednesday afternoon, one year after voters approved the funding mechanism to establish a universal preschool program in the state.  Proposition EE, passed in November 2020, imposed new taxes on nicotine and tobacco products to raise money for a voluntary preschool […]

‘Monumental strain’ on Colorado hospitals from COVID-19 spread prompts emergency measures

By: - November 3, 2021

The COVID-19 situation in Colorado continues to worsen, as the state now ranks fifth in the nation for new infection rates and hospitalizations reach new peaks this year. It has caused Gov. Jared Polis to implement tactics to help hospitals that are reaching or exceeding capacity, such as two executive orders he signed over the […]

Colorado voters reject all three statewide ballot measures

By: - November 2, 2021

All three statewide measures on the ballot in Colorado failed on Tuesday night, preliminary results show. As of 10 p.m. on Nov. 2, the secretary of state’s office reported counting 1.1 million ballots. Voters rejected a proposal that would have created revenue for out-of-school programming. Proposition 119 asked voters if they want to increase the […]

Gov. Jared Polis proposes $40 billion for next Colorado state budget

By: - November 1, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis laid out plans for a $40 billion budget in the 2022-2023 fiscal year that includes spending for things like homelessness prevention, public safety and improved air quality.  “These are proposals Coloradans will see and feel in their everyday lives,” Polis said during a Nov. 1 briefing to announce the budget proposal. “It […]