Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
38 minutes ago | Business
Among the key elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, shorthanded as HIPPA, are provisions guarding the privacy of a person's medical history. And since hospitals are repositories of such information, they are on the f...
22 hours ago | Business
Rising crime and violence on the 16th Street Mall earlier this year prompted new safety plans for the area from both public agencies, by way of a Denver Police Department plan to triple patrols, and the private sector, as seen in the hiring o...
1 day ago | Lists
On Saturday night, August 27, thanks to my daughter, I had the pleasure of watching the Denver Broncos take on the Los Angeles Rams from the south stands of what continues to be known as Sports Authority Field at Mile High — although probably not ...
1 day ago | News
A crowd estimated in the hundreds took part in Denver Go Topless Day, the local version of a national event intended to strike a blow in favor of gender equality and against local rules (like ones in Fort Collins) that treat the nipples of men and...
4 days ago | Crime
In recent years, we've reported about alleged bias-motivated crimes in which the victims have been foreign-born (including a Moroccan native attacked at a Denver hookah bar in 2012) or gay (a man was assaulted in 2014 after disparaging remarks wer...
4 days ago | News
Yesterday, August 25, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was supposed to appear in Denver in order to deliver what was touted as a major speech on immigration. That event was subsequently canceled with little advance notice — a move th...