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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 gets $171M to expand broadband access statewide

By: - December 8, 2022

Colorado is set to receive $170.8 million in federal funding to expand broadband infrastructure, a figure that will assist in bringing reliable internet access to about 18,000 locations in the state. The funding, which will come from the American Rescue Plan Act’s Capital Projects Fund, will help Colorado inch closer to its ambitious goal to […]

Declining Colorado birth rate could impact state budget in coming decades, researchers say

By: - December 7, 2022

Colorado is experiencing the third largest reduction in fertility rates in the country, a trend that could impact how the state crafts its budget in upcoming years to anticipate a smaller worker pool and lower tax revenue, according to a recently released Pew Charitable Trusts research brief. Colorado’s birth rate has been trending down since […]

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Colorado submits plan to import 112 prescription drugs from Canada

By: - December 6, 2022

Colorado submitted its formal application to the federal government on Monday for a new program that would import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada into the state. “Colorado’s Drug Importation Program is a major piece in our work to lower the cost of prescription drugs, and this final step gets us even closer to making lower […]

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Republican state Sen. Bob Rankin announces resignation

By: - December 1, 2022

State Sen. Bob Rankin will resign from his position on Jan. 10, halfway through his four-year term, the Colorado Senate Republicans announced Thursday. “I have informed the Secretary of the Senate my intention to resign from the Colorado State Senate effective January 10th. After proudly serving this state for the past 10 years, I have […]

Former deputy to Tina Peters pleads guilty, agrees to testify for prosecution

By: - November 30, 2022

A former deputy to indicted Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony and misdemeanor charge and agreed to testify against Peters in her upcoming election security trial. Sandra Brown, the county’s former elections manager, pleaded guilty to the felony count of attempting to influence a public servant and the […]

Anti-abortion ordinance introduced in Pueblo city council could test new state protections

By: - November 30, 2022

The Pueblo City Council is considering an ordinance that, if passed, would make it more difficult for an incoming abortion provider to receive medication and supplies, but there is doubt it would hold up in court against Colorado’s new abortion access statute. The proposed ordinance, introduced by first-term council member Regina Maestri, is a response […]

Colorado economic recovery chief stresses grant opportunities in budget committee presentation

By: - November 28, 2022

Members of the state legislature’s Joint Budget Committee want to make sure the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial opportunity created by recent federal legislation is spread out fairly across the state, and pressed the man in charge of that money’s oversight during a Monday briefing. “We want to make sure that […]

Close race between Lauren Boebert, Adam Frisch reshapes 2024 outlook

By: - November 28, 2022

Democrat Adam Frisch’s narrow loss to Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in the 3rd Congressional District came as a surprise to many political observers, as the Aspen businessman came within 600 votes of unseating the conservative and controversial congresswomen in a race that was expected to be a breeze for the incumbent. Based on precedent […]

Denver vigil mourns victims of Club Q shooting

By: - November 22, 2022

Denverites packed a vigil on Monday night honoring the victims of the Club Q shooting as elected officials and faith leaders spoke about the need for action against gun violence and support for the LGBTQ community. Saturday’s mass shooting at Club Q, a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, left five people dead and at least […]

‘Sickening and devastating’: Colorado leaders react to Club Q shooting

By: - November 21, 2022

As details of the mass shooting at Club Q emerged on Sunday, Colorado officials expressed shock and grief, with some directly acknowledging the shooting’s impact on the LGBTQ community while others stuck to the rhetoric of “thoughts and prayers.” The shooting, which took place at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs late Saturday night, left […]

Loveland Republicans choose county party chair to serve term of late Hugh McKean

By: - November 18, 2022

A vacancy committee made up of Loveland-area Republicans selected Ron Weinberg to represent House District 51 in the upcoming legislative session, following the unexpected death of former House Minority Leader Hugh McKean, the Colorado House Republicans announced in a Thursday news release. Weinberg is the current chair of the Larimer County Republican Party and serves […]

Colorado lawmakers form caucus for gun violence prevention

By: - November 18, 2022

Members of a newly formed Gun Violence Prevention Caucus in the state Legislature hope that by heading into a new legislative session as a united group, they can accomplish major policy goals around firearms and keep the issue at the forefront of other lawmakers’ minds. “We’ve been ad hoc, but we wanted to go into […]