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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.

Here’s what to know about the $750 TABOR refund for Colorado taxpayers

By: - August 5, 2022

Colorado taxpayers will start to receive Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights return checks in the mail this month, the result of legislation passed this year that pushed the return forward from next spring. Here is what taxpayers should know about the refund. Taxpayers can also find out more information at the Colorado Department of Revenue’s website. […]

New poll shows Democrat Adam Frisch within 7 points of Lauren Boebert

By: - August 3, 2022

A new poll shows incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert leading Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District race by 7 percentage points, but challenger Adam Frisch says that he is well positioned to close that gap by the general election in November. The poll shows 49% of voters selecting Boebert in November and 42% choosing Frisch, the Democratic […]

Colorado attorney general candidates debate public safety, role of office in first exchange

By: - August 3, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Phil Weiser and his Republican opponent John Kellner faced off in their first debate of the general election campaign season Tuesday night, sparring over questions on civil rights, firearm control and public safety. Kellner, the 18th Judicial District attorney, asserted that crime like car thefts, bank robberies and drug crime is “crushing […]

Primary election loser Tina Peters brings in $500K for Colorado recount

By: - August 2, 2022

Indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters raised over $500,000 following her defeat in the Republican secretary of state primary, as she spread baseless claims of fraud in that election and sought a recount. The embattled Republican reported a contribution haul of about $519,000 on an Aug. 1 campaign finance filing that captures financial details between […]

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Two Boulder council members vie for Colorado House seat after Hooton withdraws

By: - August 1, 2022

Colorado state Rep. Edie Hooton will not seek reelection this fall for House District 10, the Boulder Democrat announced over the weekend. She was running for her fourth and final term and did not face a primary opponent in June. “I have represented Boulder at the State Capitol for six years and feel deeply gratified […]

Meet the Democratic candidate trying to unseat Rep. Lauren Boebert

By: - July 29, 2022

On the heels of a slim victory in the Democratic primary, Adam Frisch is preparing to explain to Colorado — and the nation — why he thinks his candidacy for the state’s 3rd Congressional District against incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert is worth paying attention to. “We think this is worthy of a national-attention race, because […]

Amid mental health crisis, thousands of Colorado kids get free therapy in new program

By: - July 26, 2022

Over 3,300 Colorado youth have received free therapy sessions funded by the state in the last nine months through a program aimed at addressing the youth mental health crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. That number is expected to grow with a new school year and extended program funding. I Matter, which is administered through […]

Arrest warrant issued for Tina Peters after the Mesa County clerk allegedly violates protection order

By: - July 21, 2022

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters after she allegedly violated a protection order and her bond conditions by contacting an employee of the Mesa County elections division. The warrant alleges that Peters sent an email on Wednesday to Mesa County Elections Director Brandi Bantz — with whom she […]

Pueblo County Democrats censure county commissioners over endorsement of Republican

By: - July 20, 2022

The Pueblo County Democratic Party removed two sitting county commissioners from its central committee after they endorsed a Republican candidate for an open commissioner seat. Commissioners Garrison Ortiz, who serves as board chair, and Epimenio “Eppie” Griego also received a public censure from the county party. “Garrison Ortiz and Eppie Griego are not Democrats. They […]

More gun reform needed, Rep. Crow says on eve of Aurora shooting anniversary

By: - July 19, 2022

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Aurora movie theater shooting that claimed 12 lives and injured dozens more, Rep. Jason Crow said a recently passed firearm safety bill is only the start of what he wants to see done in Congress.  “It will save lives, but it’s not the last step. It’s […]

Republican Heidi Ganahl selects election denier Danny Moore as running mate

By: - July 18, 2022

Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl announced Monday that she selected former head of Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission Danny Moore as her running mate. Moore was removed from his leading role in the commission over social media posts he made spreading the false claim that widespread voter fraud cost former President Donald Trump a second […]

Judge tosses arrest warrant for indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters

By: - July 15, 2022

A Mesa County District Court judge Friday quashed an arrest warrant for and motion to revoke the bond of indicted Clerk Tina Peters but emphasized that any unauthorized travel going forward will be in violation of her bond conditions. Judge Matthew Barrett on Thursday revoked Peters’ bond and issued a warrant for her arrest after […]