Chase Woodruff

Chase Woodruff

Reporter Chase Woodruff covers the environment, the economy and other stories for Colorado Newsline, an affiliate of States Newsroom.

Judge Sarah B. Wallace presides over an Oct. 31, 2023, hearing for a lawsuit to keep former President Donald Trump off the Colorado ballot.

Colorado judge rejects attempt to bar Trump from 2024 ballot under ‘insurrection’ clause

By: - November 17, 2023

A Colorado judge has ordered the state’s top elections official to place former President Donald Trump on the 2024 primary ballot, rejecting a lawsuit from a group of voters who argued the Republican frontrunner is constitutionally ineligible to hold office under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. “The Court orders the Secretary of State to place Donald J. […]

U.S. Rep Eric Swalwell, D-Calif, remotely testifies as Judge Sarah B. Wallace presides

Trump 14th Amendment trial in Colorado opens with focus on events of Jan. 6

By: - October 30, 2023

A weeklong trial in a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began in a Denver courtroom on Monday with a focus on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and interrupted the certification of election results. Six Colorado voters have alleged in […]

Biden, Western governors plan for ‘severe’ wildfire season in White House briefing

By: - June 30, 2021

For years, American presidents have held annual meetings with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to plan ahead for the Atlantic hurricane season. In an era when the catastrophic impacts of climate change are accelerating from coast to coast, President Joe Biden on Wednesday convened a first-of-its-kind meeting to make similar preparations for what is shaping […]

At least 10 killed in mass shooting at Boulder King Soopers; suspect in custody

By: - March 23, 2021

At least 10 people, including a police officer, are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Boulder grocery store on Monday, officials said in a news conference shortly before 8:30 p.m. Police have a suspect in custody and say that there is no ongoing threat to the public. “Our hearts in this community go […]