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.

Sens. Winter and Priola

Recall of Colorado Sen. Priola, now a Democrat, would happen in new Republican-leaning district

By: - August 30, 2022

A potential recall election of state Sen. Kevin Priola would take place in his newly-drawn, Republican-leaning district, state officials announced Monday. After Priola switched his party registration from Republican to Democrat last week, advocates began seeking a recall petition, claiming that the newly Democratic senator does not represent his district’s views. The question then was whether […]

Elbert County clerk wants access to election system copies in Colorado secretary of state’s possession

By: - August 19, 2022

Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder is calling on the Colorado secretary of state’s office to allow him to examine the election system hard drives he turned over to the office in May in order to make sure they are still intact. “I am still the chief custodian of all election records in Elbert County. That […]

Colorado health department to publish weekly monkeypox data through online dashboard

By: - August 18, 2022

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now sharing additional monkeypox data online in a format similar to its COVID-19 dashboard. The data, which will be updated on a weekly basis, includes county case numbers, statewide demographic data and a chart that shows the overall trend of cases in the state. There have […]

Colorado’s plan to import prescription drugs from Canada advances with signed contracts

By: - August 18, 2022

Colorado has signed contracts with three companies that the state hopes will enable the eventual importation of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced Thursday that it has signed contracts with AdiraMedica, a wholesaler located in Canada that will be Colorado’s foreign fulfiller; Premier Pharmaceuticals, an Idaho-based […]

Executive action eyed as way to advance CORE Act goals in Colorado, officials say during Vilsack visit

By: - August 16, 2022

Colorado leaders say they are committed to protecting Camp Hale in Eagle County and thousands of other acres of federal land in the state, whether that be through pending legislation stalled in the Senate or through executive action at the federal level. “I think there’s momentum for this. I think there’s momentum for those who […]

Colorado House

Boulder City Council member Junie Joseph wins Democratic nomination for House District 10

By: - August 15, 2022

Boulder City Council member Junie Joseph will replace state Rep. Edie Hooton as the Democratic Party’s nominee for Colorado House District 10 in this year’s general election, a vacancy committee comprising Boulder County Democratic Party members decided Monday evening. In the second round of exhaustive voting at the end of a four-hour meeting, Joseph received […]

Colorado attorney general files SCOTUS brief on Colorado web designer’s free speech rights

By: - August 12, 2022

In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser argued that the decision by a web design business to preemptively refuse services to same-sex couples violates the state’s anti-discrimination law. The high court will consider 303 Creative v. Elenis during its next term, which begins in October. The […]

Colorado GOP candidates appear as united front during election season press conference

By: - August 9, 2022

The head of the Colorado Republican Party touted the party’s slate of candidates as “problem solvers” committed to lowering the cost of living and reducing crime, as the party prepares an election season push to snag offices currently held by Democrats. “Unfortunately, the Democrats have consistently refused to solve Colorado’s worst problems, and they continue […]

Pete Lee

Colorado state Sen. Pete Lee indicted for allegedly lying about residence

By: - August 9, 2022

The chair of the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee was indicted Tuesday in the 4th Judicial District for allegedly lying about his official residence, a class 5 felony. Sen. Pete Lee, whose full name is Sanford Edmund Lee, was charged with one count of providing false information as to his residence, the office of 4th Judicial […]

Over 10K new businesses register in Colorado in July with reduced filing fee

By: - August 8, 2022

Nearly 11,000 new businesses filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office in July, the first wave that took advantage of a temporary filing fee reduction passed during the previous legislative session. There were 10,878 new businesses in the state during July and all of them paid a $1 filing fee, down from about $50. […]

Colorado public health officials administer close to 10K monkeypox vaccine doses

By: - August 5, 2022

Colorado is expanding its monkeypox vaccine distribution as federal allocation increases and the disease becomes a public health emergency.  As of Aug. 3, the state has received 9,665 monkeypox vaccine doses. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it has administered, scheduled to administer, redistributed or planned to redistribute all of those doses.  […]

Jared Polis

Colorado Republicans criticize inclusion of letter signed by Polis with TABOR refund checks

By: - August 5, 2022

Colorado Republicans filed a campaign finance complaint against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday for the inclusion of a letter with his signature that accompanies upcoming TABOR refund checks. Kristi Burton Brown, the executive director of the Colorado Republican Party, argued in the complaint that the letter amounts to electioneering using taxpayer money. Legislation passed […]