Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
3 days ago | News
Denver Health is changing the way it enrolls Medicaid patients into its health insurance plan. That's good news for doctors and low-income patients who say that Denver Health's "passive enrollment" system — which automatically enrolled any Medicai...
5 days ago | News
On April 25, 2012, Sharon Stern took her own life. The 33-year-old had spent part of the previous three years traveling the world with a Japanese dance master known as Katsura Kan, teaching workshops and performing. One video shows them on a black...
10 days ago | Business
Denver-based Zen Magnets has been barred from selling tiny, colored magnet spheres. A federal judge found that the company broke the law when it repackaged and sold the magnets, which it called Neoballs, because it had purchased them from a compan...
12 days ago | Business
The Glendale city council on Tuesday night authorized the future use of eminent domain to acquire land within the 42-acre site that the city plans to redevelop into an entertainment district on the banks of Cherry Creek. But after hearing hou...
17 days ago | Business
The owners of Authentic Persian and Oriental Rugs in Glendale say the city misled them about the planned Glendale 180 entertainment district and is now trying to take their land by eminent domain. They are also suing the Glendale Urban Renewal Aut...
27 days ago | Aurora Theater Shooting
Gunman James Holmes believed that killing people would increase his self worth. Lawyers on both sides of his court case agree on that. But they disagree on what made him think that way. They also disagree about whether he's guilty of murdering twe...