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.

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Republican governor candidate Heidi Ganahl withdraws campaign spending limit pledge

By: - February 7, 2022

Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl withdrew a pledge that limited how much her campaign could spend while allowing higher individual contributions. Ganahl submitted a letter to the secretary of state’s office on Jan. 31 backing out of the spending limit pledge, as first reported by The Colorado Sun.  It means the University of Colorado regent […]

Denver mayor releases public safety plan that focuses on gun crime, drug abuse

By: - February 4, 2022

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock released a multi-pronged action plan Thursday to address crime and public safety in the city, with a focus on increased police presence in violent hot spots and what he called “firm compassion” for people who use illegal drugs. “We will not play politics with this challenge of crime. This isn’t a […]

Third county clerk in Colorado investigated for possible unauthorized copy of voting system server

By: - February 3, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is seeking information about a third county clerk and recorder who allegedly copied a voting system hard drive ahead of a routine software update. “My office became aware of a potential unauthorized imaging of a Douglas County voting equipment server. The Douglas County Clerk has failed to respond to […]

Marshall Fire survivors face high costs, supply shortages as they look to rebuild

By: - February 3, 2022

The Marshall Fire destroyed close to 1,100 homes across Louisville, Superior and unincorporated Boulder County on Dec. 30, fueled by dry conditions and high winds in a suburban area typically safe from intensifying wildfires. That damage includes entire neighborhoods and subdivisions, such as the Sagamore neighborhood in Superior, and could be a residential loss upward […]

Lawmakers ask for federal help on Marshall Fire debris removal costs

By: - February 2, 2022

Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation want the federal government to pay for debris removal in the neighborhoods affected by the Marshall Fire, arguing that the financial assistance will make recovery easier. “Because of the staggering scale of the destruction from the Marshall Fire and the vast amount of resources required for the community to recover, […]

Get Medicaid recipients into Colorado’s automatic voter registration system, Bennet urges

By: - February 2, 2022

Nearly three years after the Colorado legislature authorized automatic voter registration for Medicaid recipients, the state has yet to implement the plan because of roadblocks at the federal level. Colorado currently has an automatic voter registration, or AVR, system that relies on the DMV. When a voting-eligible person applies for a driver’s license or ID […]

Lauren Boebert continues fundraising dominance over every House candidate in Colorado

By: - February 2, 2022

Rep. Lauren Boebert continues to be a force in political fundraising. She once again raised more than not only her opponents for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat but also every other candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the state. The Republican incumbent reported a haul of nearly $808,000 in the final quarter of […]

Brittany Pettersen receives endorsements from all four Colorado Democratic representatives

By: - February 1, 2022

State Sen. Brittany Pettersen now has endorsements from every Colorado Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives for her congressional bid. Reps. Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse and Jason Crow formally endorsed Pettersen on Monday for her campaign to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. Last week, the Lakewood Democrat secured endorsements from Rep. Ed Perlmutter and […]

Brittany Pettersen collects endorsements from Bennet, Perlmutter for congressional bid

By: - January 28, 2022

Democratic state Sen. Brittany Pettersen received two key endorsements this week for her bid to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, all but ensuring that she will receive the party’s nomination. On Friday, Sen. Michael Bennet announced his support for Pettersen. Bennet said he first met Pettersen when she worked on his Senate campaign in 2010 […]

Elbert County clerk alleged to have given election system hard drive copies to unauthorized people

By: - January 28, 2022

Elbert County Clerk and Recorder Dallas Schroeder admitted that he made copies of his office’s hard drives and that two unauthorized lawyers also have copies, Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Friday. Griswold’s office is now demanding more information about the copies and requiring Schroeder to repossess them for inspection. She issued a new order […]

Republican economist Tim Reichert launches bid for Perlmutter’s congressional seat

By: - January 27, 2022

Republican Tim Reichert, an economist from Golden, officially launched his bid to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District on Thursday. Reichert said in a press release that he will invest $500,000 of his own money into the campaign to start. His announcement centered his own experience growing up “lower middle class” and how that led to […]

Massive energy use of cryptocurrency mining under scrutiny as industry expands

By: - January 27, 2022

As energy-intensive bitcoin mining operations boom across the United States, some members of Congress are considering how to make cryptocurrency generation greener. It was the central question of a Jan. 20 congressional hearing from the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations panel. “Cryptocurrency presence in everyday life will likely continue to expand. As the […]