Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
11 hours 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...
11 hours 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...
13 hours ago | Marijuana
In April, we told you about Meagan Patrick, whose pre-school-age daughter, Addelyn, is an epilepsy sufferer who's made huge strides since she began using medical cannabis treatments. However, Addelyn's public preschool didn't allow MMJ t...
1 day ago | News
The Libertarian Party was founded in Colorado in 1971 — and 45 years later, party leaders here believe their cause is poised to make its largest impact to date. Why? Libertarian Party of Colorado chair Jay North and LPOC communications direct...
2 days ago | News
Tomorrow, August 26, marks the 95th anniversary of what most historians see as the signature victory of the women's suffrage movement: the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. What's that got to do with Denver Go...
2 days ago | Marijuana
For years, we've written about reports of marijuana profiling. The claims consistently maintain that law enforcers in jurisdictions beyond this state are more apt to stop vehicles for marijuana-related searches if they're outfitted with Color...