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.

Colorado Senate Democrats pick Robert Rodriguez as majority leader

By: - September 8, 2023

Colorado Senate Democrats selected Sen. Robert Rodriguez of Denver as the chamber’s new majority leader Friday following the departure of Dominick Moreno. Moreno left the Senate this month to serve in Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s administration. The Senate majority leader is in charge of determining who sits on Senate committees and manages the chamber’s calendar. […]

Denver nonprofit The Center offers free therapy services for LGBTQ community

By: - September 8, 2023

An organization that serves the LGBTQ community in Denver will soon offer free mental health services in order to fill a growing behavioral health gap. The Center on Colfax, at 1301 E. Colfax Ave., celebrated the launch of the Glass Lawler Mental Health program on Thursday. The program will offer up to 12 free therapy […]

Gov. Polis pushes for more apprenticeship programs in Colorado state agencies

By: - September 7, 2023

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants to expand work-based learning opportunities in order to train potential employees and fill vacancies in state government. The Democrat signed an executive order Thursday that directs departments in the state’s executive branch to increase the number of apprenticeship programs they offer and build off of work to connect underemployed and […]

Election security breach trial for Tina Peters delayed until February 2024

By: - September 6, 2023

Tina Peters’ trial for her involvement in an election security breach is set for February, nearly a year after it was originally supposed to happen. Mesa County District Judge Matthew Barrett set jury selection to begin on Feb. 9. Barrett is expecting eight trial days. Peters, the former Mesa County clerk, is charged with three […]

Colorado state Rep. Gabe Evans enters race to unseat Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo

By: - September 6, 2023

Republican state Rep. Gabe Evans is running for Congress in Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, he announced Wednesday. Evans is running to unseat Democratic Rep. Yadira Caraveo, who won the election in 2022 by under 2,000 votes. “Joe Biden and congressional Democrats have chosen a path of decline for America, and Yadira Caraveo has spent her […]

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Colorado House reaches agreement with members in open meetings law violation case

By: - September 5, 2023

Two Democratic state lawmakers and Colorado House leadership entered into an agreement over the chamber’s public meeting procedures that puts clearer expectations around notifying the public about meetings and retaining electronic communication. State Reps. Elisabeth Epps of Denver and Bob Marshall of Highlands Ranch filed an offer to enter into a so-called consent decree with […]

Rep. Buck tells Colorado GOP leaders to stop spreading misinformation about Jan. 6 defendants

By: - September 5, 2023

A Republican member of Congress from Colorado rejected claims in a letter from state GOP officials that people who were arrested for participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol are being treated unfairly while in custody, and he urged state Republicans to stop spreading misinformation. “There has been significant misinformation proliferated […]

Dafna Michaelson Jenet picked to replace Dominick Moreno in Colorado Senate

By: - September 1, 2023

State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet will replace Majority Leader Dominick Moreno in the Colorado Senate, a vacancy committee made of Democratic voters decided Thursday. Moreno is stepping down from his seat to work as Denver Mayor Mike Johnston’s deputy chief of staff for strategy. He first started in the state Legislature in 2013 as a […]

‘Die-in’ activists at Colorado Capitol raise awareness of drug overdose deaths

By: - August 31, 2023

As tourists milled about the Colorado Capitol on Thursday, staffers strode to committee rooms and maintenance staff polished ornate brass adornments, about a dozen people silently lay across the grand first-floor staircase with their eyes closed for over four minutes, an act of remembrance for loved ones who died from a drug overdose. The “die-in” […]

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Overdose prevention center bill could return to Colorado Capitol next year

By: - August 30, 2023

A Colorado legislative interim committee voted Wednesday to draft a bill for next session that would give a legal pathway for sites where people could use illicit drugs under supervision to operate in some parts of the state. It is one of five bills the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee voted to […]

Temporary block on Colorado gun purchase-age law upheld by federal appeals court

By: - August 30, 2023

A new Colorado law raising the minimum age to purchase firearms in the state will not go into effect any time soon, as federal judges denied a request from the governor to let the law move forward while a lawsuit against it proceeds. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision Tuesday, meaning the […]

Lawmakers tour Summit County projects as part of state effort to ease housing crisis

By: - August 29, 2023

Colorado state lawmakers visited Summit County on Monday to learn how local officials are working to develop affordable workforce housing, ahead of a 2024 legislative session that will likely see housing policy as a top priority once again. The group, which included lawmakers from mountain communities, the Eastern Plains, the Denver metro area and Fort […]