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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.

Federal judge dismisses Republicans’ lawsuit to block unaffiliated voter participation in primaries

By: - April 9, 2022

Unaffiliated voters will be able to participate in Colorado’s primaries in June after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from Republicans seeking to prevent the group from voting. “If plaintiffs did have standing to bring their claims, they have not demonstrated that their claims warrant the extraordinary relief they seek,” U.S. District Judge John Kane […]

Sol Sandoval of Pueblo lands spot on Democratic primary ballot for Lauren Boebert’s seat

By: - April 6, 2022

Sol Sandoval emerged as the only candidate on Tuesday night to qualify for the Democratic primary ballot in the 3rd Congressional District through the assembly process, securing her spot as the frontrunner to most likely face incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert in the general election. The Puebloan will be one of at least three candidates on […]

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Here are the statewide candidates who qualified for primary ballots via petition

By: - April 5, 2022

Ahead of the Democratic and Republican parties’ state assemblies this weekend and ongoing congressional assemblies, 11 statewide candidates have already qualified for the primary ballot through the petition process. Candidates have two routes to the primary ballot: by gathering enough support during the caucus and assembly process or by collecting enough signatures from voters registered […]

Landmark bill affirming abortion rights signed into law by Colorado Gov. Polis

By: - April 5, 2022

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law on Monday that codifies a person’s right to have an abortion, as the fate of Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance and as conservative state legislatures pass significant abortion restrictions. “It’s likely only a matter of time that the federal protections at the Supreme Court […]

Cost to build an affordable home can exceed sales price. Bennet-sponsored bill could help cover the gap.

By: - March 31, 2022

Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet signed on this week to co-sponsor legislation that would make it easier to build and renovate housing in economically distressed neighborhoods across the country. “Lack of affordable housing is affecting every part of our state, from Denver to our mountain towns,” Bennet said in a statement. “Our legislation would invest in […]

GOP candidate Heidi Ganahl launches women’s coalition to bolster bid for Colorado governor

By: - March 30, 2022

Approximately 80 women gathered at a private Christian school in Lakewood on Tuesday morning to talk politics. They mingled to a playlist that featured hits like Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire.” They took photos with a golden retriever puppy outfitted in a blue campaign bandana. And they prayed over the gubernatorial […]

Gov. Polis, state lawmakers unveil Colorado workforce development legislation as part of COVID-19 recovery

By: - March 30, 2022

Colorado lawmakers unveiled legislation Tuesday aimed at strengthening the school-to-career pipeline as industries across the state continue to face workforce shortages as they recover from the pandemic’s negative economic effects. The $95 million package will use some money from a cash fund with American Rescue Plan Act money created last year for workforce-oriented programs. “We […]

Too early to tell if rising COVID-19 positivity start of new Colorado wave, officials say

By: - March 28, 2022

Colorado’s COVID-19 testing percent positivity has increased slightly, but state health officials say it is too early to tell if the uptick is a true change in trajectory. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said the state’s positivity rate — the percentage of COVID-19 tests that have returned positive over the past week — sits at […]

GOP governor candidate Danielle Neuschwanger lands endorsement from Michael Flynn

By: - March 26, 2022

With two weeks to go before the Colorado Republican Party’s statewide assembly, GOP gubernatorial candidate Danielle Neuschwanger picked up an endorsement from former President Donald Trump’s onetime national security advisor Michael Flynn. “​​It is of the utmost importance to secure constitutional governors across all 50 states to ensure the future of our great nation. It […]

Democrats advance election security bill, drop language targeting ‘misinformation’

By: - March 24, 2022

A controversial provision in a Colorado election security bill that would have prohibited election officials from spreading misinformation was stripped from the legislation during a Senate floor debate Thursday. “I am sad, to be totally honest, that we can’t all agree that an election official shouldn’t lie to their constituents,” said Senate Bill 22-153 sponsor […]

Sen. Bennet calls on Biden to extend student loan repayment suspension

By: - March 24, 2022

Sen. Michael Bennet is urging President Joe Biden to extend the pause on student loan repayment until the end of the year, citing continued economic stress due to the pandemic and the need for a long-term solution to massive student loan debt. “We must do all that we can to ease the financial burden of […]

Ukraine crisis bolsters case for keeping Space Command in Colorado, lawmakers tell Biden

By: - March 23, 2022

All nine members of Colorado’s congressional delegation say keeping U.S. Space Command in the state is the best move for national security in light of Russia’s war on Ukraine. “We remain deeply troubled that the decision to relocate USSPACECOM undermined the two most important factors for any critical basing decision: protecting national security and minimizing […]