Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
1 hour ago | Crime
Back in 2013, three high-profile acts of violence at light-rail stations took place within a few months of each other, raising concern about the safety of riding the trains, especially at night. Since then, the situation has seemed to improve...
2 hours ago | Marijuana
Less than a month ago, the proponents of the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative announced that they had collected more than twice as many signatures needed to place the measure on this November's ballot. Given this achievement, a...
2 hours ago | Crime
This Facebook photo of Alese Silva makes her look like the most unlikely possible person ever to be arrested on a kidnapping charge. But she and Ivan Lopez have both been formally charged with the crime, which netted a brief joy ride and $80 in ca...
3 hours ago | Crime
In June 2013, Fairplay's Evan Graham disappeared — and since then, his sister, Alani Morrison, held out hope that he'd be found alive and safe. Late last month, those hopes were dashed when his buried remains were found. Now, Audra Moquist, his fo...
4 hours ago | News
In recent years, as we've noted in past posts, there have been plenty of complaints about the supposedly intrusive nature of airport searches conducted by Transportation Security Administration personnel. Among those speaking out was Jamelyn ...
18 hours ago | Comment of the Day
A reader whose comment we shared in a recent Comment of the Day took some Colorado natives to task for boasting about their status. The post's headline: "Don't Say You're From Colorado Every Five Seconds Like a Vegan." The topic inspired anot...