Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
6 hours ago | Marijuana
Back in 2012, Drug Enforcement Administration boss Michele Leonhart earned the enmity of marijuana reformers when, under questioning from Colorado Representative Jared Polis, she declined to say that pot is a lesser health problem than crack,...
7 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Last week, a bill that would have imposed fines on schools that refused to abandon Native American mascots deemed offensive died in a Senate committee. The vote was 3-2 against, with Republicans representing the majority and Democrats on the ...
8 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts are ready for hot sounds on a cool summer night. At our Music blog, Lindsey Bartlett lists ten reasons why she thinks the 2015 Red Rocks season will be the best ever. Mile High Report breaks down the Broncos' draft picks. Denver ...
11 hours ago | Crime
Earlier today, we told you about the manhunt for Maurice Kendrick, a Colorado Springs parolee who allegedly assaulted women who rejected his advances and opened fire at a house that had hosted a get-together of folks who watched the Floyd Mayweath...
13 hours ago | Media
Last week, we told you about a protest in Denver over alleged police misconduct in Baltimore and beyond at which eleven people were arrested. At the time, we noted the large disparity between accounts of what happened from the Denver Police Depart...
16 hours ago | Crime
Last year, we posted about the ten Denver neighborhoods where you're most likely to get your car stolen. Turns out, thought, that the car theft rates in other counties in Colorado are considerably higher than in the Mile High City. Indeed, da...