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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.

Colorado COVID-19 cases remain low but could increase with new omicron subvariant

By: - April 22, 2022

COVID-19 transmission levels will likely increase over the next few weeks, but aren’t expected to reach levels anywhere near the omicron wave earlier this year, Colorado health officials said Friday. The current seven-day moving average of cases is 605, up from approximately 305 a few weeks ago, state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said. Although increasing, […]

Tina Peters’ election role up to judge in Mesa County as testimony concludes

By: - April 22, 2022

District Judge Valerie Robison will soon decide whether embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters can oversee this year’s elections, as testimony in a case seeking to block Peters as the county’s election official wrapped up this week. Democratic Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold outlined conditions in January for Peters, a Republican, to act as […]

Out-of-state funding fuels Western Slope congressional race

By: - April 21, 2022

Political newcomer and congressional candidate Alex Walker has brought national attention, as well as national dollars, to his bid to unseat Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert. Walker, a Democrat who landed on the primary ballot via petition, raised approximately $129,000 since announcing his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District in late February, but it appears not […]

Rep. Dave Williams

‘Let’s Go Brandon’ should appear with Rep. Williams’ name on ballot, lawsuit says

By: - April 19, 2022

Republican state lawmaker and congressional candidate Dave Williams filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to have a conservative catchphrase included with his name on the primary ballot. Williams, a state representative who is running in Colorado’s 5th congressional district to unseat incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn, wants his name to appear as “Dave ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Williams” […]

‘Sheer brutality’ seen in Ukraine, reports Rep. Crow after Eastern Europe trip

By: - April 18, 2022

Following an Eastern European trip with other members of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Jason Crow reiterated the importance of American help to Ukraine during the ongoing Russian invasion. “Our trip underscored a couple of things,” he told reporters Monday afternoon. “The first was the sheer brutality of Vladimir Putin’s unjustified, illegal invasion of Ukraine […]

Colorado earns top marks for voting and election confidence

By: - April 18, 2022

Voters in Colorado can have the highest confidence in the country that elections are free and fair in the state, according to a new study that assessed election accountability ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Colorado, Maryland and Washington received the highest scores in a study from the Democracy Initiative Education fund released April 13, […]

Low recycling rate could jump with Colorado bill’s ‘producer responsibility’ fees

By: - April 15, 2022

Colorado lawmakers want to ramp up recycling participation in the state by requiring producers to pay into a fund based on their product packaging and then using that money to create a statewide recycling program. “This is a big problem and it calls for dramatic action. Consumers can’t tackle our waste problem alone,” Rep. Lisa […]

The design of this federal building in Lakewood touted as a solution to climate change

By: - April 14, 2022

Federal leaders hope that a modernization effort on the Denver Federal Center campus will become a model on how to create sustainable, low-emission workplace buildings across the country. “It shows how we can turn climate change, which is a Code Red, into opportunities, which is a Code Green,” White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy […]

Don Coram

State Sen. Don Coram to face Rep. Lauren Boebert in June GOP primary

By: - April 12, 2022

State Sen. Don Coram will face incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert on the June primary ballot in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, election officials confirmed Tuesday. The Montrose Republican had 1,563 valid signatures accepted on his petition, surpassing the 1,500 signature threshold. He will be Boebert’s only opponent in June after Marina Zimmerman failed to qualify via […]

Rep. Joe Neguse introduces bills to support gun violence survivors, prevent mass shootings

By: - April 12, 2022

A legislative package from Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse aims to expand workplace safety and provide mental health support to gun violence victims.

Colorado to receive $18.1M for wildfire mitigation projects along Front Range

By: - April 12, 2022

Colorado will receive over $18 million this fiscal year from the federal government to treat thousands of acres susceptible to increasingly damaging wildfires, part of a strategy leaders hope will emphasize lowering fire risk before disaster strikes. The Colorado Front Range is one of 10 landscapes selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. […]

Colorado primary candidates advance after Republicans, Democrats hold state party assemblies

By: and - April 10, 2022

Colorado Republican candidates who have promoted baseless claims of election fraud, including one who was recently indicted on felony counts, dominated at the party’s state assembly Saturday. Democrats on Saturday also held their state party assembly, though it was a largely uneventful, since incumbents went mostly unchallenged. The assemblies were the culmination of the grassroots […]