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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.

Internment camp Amache set to join national park system with Senate bill passage

By: - February 16, 2022

A site in southeastern Colorado where thousands of people, mostly Japanese Americans, were interned during World War II will soon be preserved by the federal government to help future generations remember the shameful period of American history. The U.S. Senate voted Monday night to pass the Amache National Historic Site Act, which will designate the […]

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, recently arrested, announces intent to run for Colorado secretary of state

By: - February 14, 2022

Embattled Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters announced her intent to run for Colorado secretary of state on Monday, less than a week after she was arrested in Grand Junction and booked for obstructing a peace officer and obstructing government operations. “Colorado needs a secretary of state who will put people over political theater […]

Secretary of State Jena Griswold adopts temporary Colorado election security rules

By: - February 11, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold issued new temporary elections rules on Thursday aimed at enhancing the security of the state’s voting systems in light of security breaches in systems around the state.  “Every Colorado voter, Republican, Democrat, and Unaffiliated alike, deserves accessible and secure elections. As Secretary of State, I will always protect the […]

Gov. Polis supports crime-prevention bills in effort to put Colorado among safest states

By: - February 11, 2022

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is backing a $113 million package of public safety bills that he hopes will make the state one of the safest in the nation in terms of violence and property crime. The group of bills, which he said was crafted with input from community organizations and law enforcement, focuses on crime […]

Secretary of State concludes investigation into Douglas County clerk, says there is no current threat to system

By: - February 10, 2022

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office closed its investigation into a potential breach in Douglas County’s election system and concluded that there is no current threat to voting equipment security. The investigation came in response to the discovery of a social media post of an email in which the county’s clerk and recorder, Republican Merlin […]

Arrest warrant for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters issued following bagel shop confrontation

By: - February 9, 2022

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters resisted arrest and obstructed police officers as they helped carry out a search warrant for her iPad on Tuesday, according to the arrest affidavit from the Grand Junction Police Department. Police officers confronted Peters at a local bagel shop on Tuesday morning with a warrant to seize an […]

Colorado Senate Democrats pick Stephen Fenberg to be next chamber president

By: - February 9, 2022

Colorado state Senate Democrats named Stephen Fenberg president of the chamber during a caucus vote on Wednesday, shuffling leadership as current Senate President Leroy Garcia prepares to move on to a new job in Washington, D.C. Fenberg, the current majority leader who represents Boulder, is poised to take over as Senate President later this month. […]

Election worker protections, gun restrictions at voting locations among Secretary Griswold’s legislative priorities

By: - February 8, 2022

Secretary of State Jena Griswold outlined a 2022 legislative agenda that focuses on increased protections for election workers and safety at physical voting locations as the state, like most of the country, experiences an uptick of harassment towards election officials. “Our system works. But across the nation, American democracy is facing unprecedented risks,” she said […]

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Republican governor candidate Heidi Ganahl withdraws campaign spending limit pledge

By: - February 7, 2022

Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl withdrew a pledge that limited how much her campaign could spend while allowing higher individual contributions. Ganahl submitted a letter to the secretary of state’s office on Jan. 31 backing out of the spending limit pledge, as first reported by The Colorado Sun.  It means the University of Colorado regent […]

Denver mayor releases public safety plan that focuses on gun crime, drug abuse

By: - February 4, 2022

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock released a multi-pronged action plan Thursday to address crime and public safety in the city, with a focus on increased police presence in violent hot spots and what he called “firm compassion” for people who use illegal drugs. “We will not play politics with this challenge of crime. This isn’t a […]

Third county clerk in Colorado investigated for possible unauthorized copy of voting system server

By: - February 3, 2022

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is seeking information about a third county clerk and recorder who allegedly copied a voting system hard drive ahead of a routine software update. “My office became aware of a potential unauthorized imaging of a Douglas County voting equipment server. The Douglas County Clerk has failed to respond to […]

Marshall Fire survivors face high costs, supply shortages as they look to rebuild

By: - February 3, 2022

The Marshall Fire destroyed close to 1,100 homes across Louisville, Superior and unincorporated Boulder County on Dec. 30, fueled by dry conditions and high winds in a suburban area typically safe from intensifying wildfires. That damage includes entire neighborhoods and subdivisions, such as the Sagamore neighborhood in Superior, and could be a residential loss upward […]