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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.

Odds or evens? Boulder voters will decide which years are best for City Council elections.

By: - September 20, 2022

Boulder voters will decide in November whether to move City Council and mayoral elections over to even years, a change supporters say would increase turnout but opponents argue would divide voter attention on too many races at once. The Boulder City Council voted 6-3 on Sept. 1 to put measure 2E on the ballot this […]

Phil Weiser

Democrat Phil Weiser endorsed by former Republican attorney general in reelection bid

By: - September 16, 2022

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, a Democrat, received an endorsement from his Republican predecessor Thursday in his bid for reelection. Cynthia Coffman, who served as the state’s attorney general from 2011 to 2015, said Weiser earned her support even though they don’t agree on every policy or legal issue. “He is respected among his fellow […]

Heidi Ganahl wants to put existing gas, delivery fees to voters for transportation plan

By: - September 16, 2022

Heidi Ganahl, the Republican candidate for Colorado governor, laid out a $10 billion infrastructure plan on Thursday that would involve bringing a question to voters over whether to approve already-existing fees, passed through legislation, as taxes. “In May of 2021, (incumbent Gov.) Jared Polis promised that we are finally going to fix the damn roads. […]

Pam Anderson wants to run ‘evidence-based’ elections if elected secretary of state

By: - September 15, 2022

This story is part of a project called Democracy Day, in which newsrooms across the country are shining a light on threats to democracy. Republican Pam Anderson said she wants to eliminate partisanship in what she views as a professional position. That is essentially the messaging basis for her general election campaign for Colorado secretary of […]

Interior Department officially removes Native American slur from 28 Colorado sites

By: - September 14, 2022

The U.S. Department of Interior has officially approved 28 replacement names for geographical features in Colorado that formerly used a slur for indigenous women, part of an effort to replace nearly 650 such places in the country. The approval from the Board on Geographic Names on Sept. 8 is the last step in the process […]

Heidi Ganahl talks water negotiations, environmental policy during Club 20 forum

By: - September 12, 2022

Republican candidate for governor Heidi Ganahl took the stage in Grand Junction Saturday to share some of her vision for Colorado during a candidate forum that her opponent, Democratic incumbent Gov. Jared Polis, did not attend. “Jared Polis, in my view, is destroying that Colorado and American dream. I am not going to pull punches […]

Rep. Lauren Boebert, Adam Frisch quarrel in congressional race’s only live debate

By: - September 11, 2022

Rep. Lauren Boebert and Adam Frisch spent their first — and most likely only — live debate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat criticizing each other’s records, unleashing opposition research and appealing to voters as to why they should represent the state’s geographically largest and one of its most diverse constituencies. The debate was the […]

Democrats continue to outraise, outspend Republican opponents in Colorado statewide races

By: - September 8, 2022

Democrats elected to statewide offices in Colorado continue to outraise their Republican opponents in the lead-up to the general election and head into the final two months of campaigning with significantly more cash on hand. Some of that money comes from the candidates’ own pockets. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Jared Polis reported over $1.2 million in […]

Tina Peters pleads not guilty in Mesa County election security breach case

By: - September 7, 2022

Indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges related to a security breach in her county’s election equipment last year. Peters, a Republican, was indicted by a grand jury in March on seven felony charges and three misdemeanor charges. The charges included attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation, […]

Catholic Church

Lawsuit filed against Archdiocese of Denver in child sexual abuse case

By: - September 2, 2022

Leaders in the Archdiocese of Denver neglected to protect a young girl from sexual abuse in the 1980s, despite being warned of the priest’s predatory nature, a lawsuit filed last week in Denver District Court alleges. Father Marshall Gourley sexually abused a girl when she was between the ages of 7 and 11 years old […]

Judge temporarily blocks Boulder County ban on semi-automatic weapons, large capacity magazines

By: - August 31, 2022

A federal judge temporarily blocked Boulder County from enforcing its ban on some semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines, delivering a win to a Colorado gun-rights group in its pursuit to challenge gun restrictions in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. U.S. District Court Judge Charlotte Sweeney issued the temporary restraining order […]

Mesa County district attorney presses for earliest trial dates in Tina Peters case

By: - August 30, 2022

The Colorado attorney general’s office and the 21st Judicial District attorney’s office have completed their core investigation into the 2021 events that led to a security breach in the Mesa County elections office, District Attorney Dan Rubinstein announced Tuesday. That investigation, which resulted in state charges against Clerk Tina Peters and two other election workers, […]