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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.

President Joe Biden signs Camp Amache bill into law

By: - March 18, 2022

President Joe Biden signed the Amache National Historic Site Act into law Friday, officially putting the former Japanese American internment camp known as Camp Amache under the National Park Service umbrella. “It’s good to have a National Historic Site that is not just about our natural beauty or our great heritage, but really does commemorate […]

High costs, systemic racism plagues health care, Colorado survey finds

By: - March 18, 2022

Almost half of Coloradans have delayed a recommended medical treatment due to affordability or access issues, according to a new survey assessing attitudes toward health care reform. “Unfortunately, the findings from the survey are not terribly surprising to us in many ways. They are stark and in some ways discouraging, because of how Coloradans feel […]

Just 62% of Colorado college students complete degree. Neguse bill could help.

By: - March 17, 2022

Rep. Joe Neguse said he plans to introduce legislation Thursday to promote college completion by funding programs to reduce the needs that can lead a student to drop out early. The College Completion Fund Act would authorize $62 billion over the next 10 years to fund items such as child care, food and housing assistance, […]

Republican candidates for Colorado governor share policy goals as state assembly approaches

By: - March 16, 2022

Eight Republican gubernatorial candidates shared largely similar viewpoints during a lengthy debate Tuesday evening, just under a month before the Colorado party’s state assembly to select candidates to appear on the primary ballot. The event, sponsored by the El Paso County Republican Women, featured candidates Zach Burck, Laurie Clark, Jack Dillender, Jeff Fry, Heidi Ganahl, […]

‘Forensic examination’ of voting system doesn’t prove election tampering, experts say

By: - March 16, 2022

A report supported by embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters that claims significant vulnerabilities exist in the county’s election system is another attempt to stretch a kernel of truth into a false cause for panic, security experts and election officials say. The report, written by an ally of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Doug Gould, claims […]

Colorado Democrats introduce bill to strengthen election security against ‘insider threats’

By: - March 15, 2022

Colorado Democrats want to strengthen the state’s physical election equipment security, expand the election official certification process and increase penalties for tampering with voting systems — all in the name of combating insider threats. “As misinformation and conspiracy theories, unfortunately, increasingly seep into our elections, we must take quick action to ensure our elections will […]

Judge denies request to block Colorado campaign donation limits for 2022 elections

By: - March 11, 2022

A federal judge upheld Colorado’s campaign contribution limits Thursday when he rejected a request from a group of Republicans to suspend the state’s voter-approved limits. “I stress that there is no right to give or receive unlimited political contributions and no right to be free from having to make a choice regarding campaign financing,” U.S. […]

Tina Peters released on bond from Mesa County jail

By: - March 11, 2022

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters was released on bond Thursday evening after spending one night in jail following this week’s grand jury indictment, according to the county sheriff’s office. District Court Judge Matthew Barrett set a $25,000 cash-only secured bond for Peters during a Thursday afternoon hearing and clarified that it had to […]

Colorado to donate surplus body armor, helmets to Ukraine

By: - March 10, 2022

Colorado is asking its law enforcement agencies to donate surplus body armor and ballistic helmets to be sent to Ukraine as the country defends itself against the ongoing Russian invasion. “Colorado is doing everything we can to oppose the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and supplying body armor will help save lives of brave Ukrainians fighting […]

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters indicted by grand jury in election system security breach case

By: - March 9, 2022

A Mesa County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters on 10 counts related to an investigation into election equipment tampering that led to a system security breach last summer. The indictment is on a combination of misdemeanor and felony charges, including attempting to influence a public servant and criminal impersonation. The […]

Ethical dynamic shifts as legal opponents Griswold and Peters run for same office

By: - March 8, 2022

As embattled Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters campaigns for the Republican nomination for Colorado secretary of state, a trail of investigations, ethics complaints and lawsuits follows her — and she could potentially face off with the woman closely tied to her legal troubles. Peters announced her intent to run for secretary of state […]

Two years after COVID’s arrival, Colorado in ‘best position,’ officials say 

By: - March 4, 2022

As Colorado prepares to enter an endemic phase of COVID-19, state health officials say they are ready to scale up existing safeguards should there be a future surge of infections. “We really are in a good place. The state is prepared for a winter wave, should immunity wane, if there is another variant of concern,” […]