Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
2 hours ago | Education
In March 2014, we noted that the Colorado Supreme Court had agreed to hear a challenge to Douglas County School District's controversial voucher system. More than a year later, the court has ruled — and its decision marks a victory for the plainti...
3 hours ago | Crime
The Facebook pages of Evergreen resident Katherine "Katie" Barton and her husband, Jason Barton, could hardly look more typical. The posts and photo galleries are dominated by photos of their three adorable children, who look happy in all the shot...
4 hours ago | Crime
Back in October 2014, we told you about the arrest of Scot Copher for allegedly trying to hire a fellow prisoner to kill a teenager he'd abused for years. Not long before, another prisoner, Christian Harvey, had been acquitted of a similar hit sch...
4 hours ago | Lists
Since last October, we've been keeping you up to date on the progress of an amazing project being assembled by Chris Harrison and the folks at Videoblend: one-hundred Instagram videos that reveal 100 reasons why Colorado is awesome, issued under t...
5 hours ago | Crime
Last week, we shared body camera footage of Trinidad Officer Ron Arlint killing Todd Dye, a wanted man hiding in a supposedly abandoned trailer. In that case, the video exonerated Arlint, since it showed Dye pulling a weapon and the officer return...
19 hours ago | Crime
Drug warriors hated Amendment 64, a 2012 measure that aimed to legalize limited recreational marijuana sales in Colorado. But A64's passage hardly struck a fatal blow against the War on Drugs, as a pair of events last week demonstrate. On Friday, ...