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.

Governor’s executive order grapples with Colorado housing crisis

By: - August 21, 2023

Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order Monday that aims to provide officials with a better sense of how different state agencies support housing and strategic growth goals. The order directs certain state agencies to inventory and catalogue their own programs that provide support to local governments’ housing, transportation and growth efforts, and then prioritize […]

Boulder council loosens occupancy limit in move said to boost affordability

By: - August 18, 2023

Boulder will now allow five unrelated people to live together, a change to occupancy limit standards that proponents say will make it more feasible for people to move to or remain in the city. The city council voted 6-3 to approve the ordinance late Thursday after hours of public testimony. Previously, city code capped the […]

Colorado closer to banning ‘abortion reversal’ treatment after medical board decision

By: - August 17, 2023

The Colorado Medical Board decided Thursday that a so-called abortion reversal method is outside the “generally accepted standard of practice.” The board did not go so far as to declare the method unprofessional conduct, as Democrats in the state Legislature hoped for. Still, the decision is a significant step in getting the practice banned in […]

Denver Archdiocese sues Colorado over right to deny preschool to LGBTQ families

By: - August 16, 2023

The Archdiocese of Denver and two of its Catholic parishes are suing the state over its new universal preschool program, alleging they are unable to participate because the state will not allow the religious educational institutions to exclude LGBTQ children and parents. The St. Mary Catholic Parish in Littleton and St. Bernadette Catholic Parish both […]

Grand Junction lawyer joins race against Rep. Lauren Boebert in 2024

By: - August 16, 2023

A Grand Junction lawyer is running to unseat Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert next year in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Republican Jeff Hurd announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination. As of midday Wednesday, the Federal Elections Commission did not show filed campaign paperwork for Hurd. “Colorado’s Third Congressional District needs a representative in […]

Colorado to review affordability of 5 expensive prescription drugs

By: - August 16, 2023

A Colorado board picked five pricey prescription drugs to undergo affordability reviews, which could mean eventual upper payment limits and other recommendations to address high costs. The state’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board, created through a 2021 law, made its first recommendation of drugs to undergo reviews during its Aug. 4 meeting after reviewing a list […]

Teachers union sues Woodland Park School District over ‘gag order’ policy

By: - August 11, 2023

A Colorado teachers union filed a federal lawsuit against the Woodland Park School District and its board of education over a policy that they allege prevents teachers from publicly speaking about school concerns. The Woodland Park Education Association and its president, Nate Owen, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver this week. The […]

Colorado lawmakers urge insurers to honor deductible payments from former Friday Health Plans enrollees

By: - August 10, 2023

Colorado state lawmakers are calling on the state’s health insurance carriers to observe payments made to deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums from former enrollees of Friday Health Plans, which is shutting down this month. As the 30,000 Coloradans affected by Friday Health Plans’ liquidation seek new insurance coverage following the company’s bankruptcy, they could potentially face […]

Colorado youth urge legislation to expand gender-affirming care training for providers

By: - August 9, 2023

A group of teenagers in Colorado might urge the Legislature to increase resources for health care providers to become trained in youth gender-affirming care as more people travel to the state from areas with limited access to such care. “Even though Colorado is a leader in gender-affirming care, there are inequalities across the region due […]

Here are the new government bodies Gov. Polis created by the stroke of his pen

By: - July 31, 2023

During his first four years in office, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis created eight new entities via executive order, ranging from unpaid commissions to entire new offices, to address an array of state issues. Those entities account for millions of dollars of state spending. The rate at which new government bodies have popped up under Polis, […]

Conservative group sues Colorado Democrats over secret survey on legislative priorities

By: - July 26, 2023

A conservative group is suing Colorado Democratic lawmakers over a process they say leadership improperly uses to determine legislative priorities. The process, known as quadratic voting, is a secret survey that Democratic representatives and senators fill out anonymously to rank certain bills that require funding in their chamber. The top-ranked bills in both legislative chambers, […]

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New towing rules should explicitly ban compulsory loans, attorney general’s office says

By: - July 24, 2023

Lawmakers pressed the chief executive of Colorado’s largest towing company Monday about the company’s alleged loan practices that might violate a 2022 law governing the industry. House Bill 22-1314 is meant to make it easier for car owners to retrieve their vehicle after a non-consensual tow. Tow yards are now required to release cars if […]