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
Last month, we noted that Representative Diana DeGette had reintroduced he Respect States' and Citizens' Rights Act, a bill intended to ensure that federal marijuana statutes don't supersede cannabis laws enacted in Colorado and numerous othe...
8 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Interesting responses continue to come in to our coverage of recent marijuana-grow busts on federal land, in which 32 people, most of them foreign nationals, have been taken into custody. One reader argued that Mexican cartels have turned to heroi...
9 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts fight the good fight. At our Music blog, Oakland L. Childers shares details of popular local musician Amanda Capper's brave battle against breast cancer. Coyote Gulch offers a trip back to Moffat Tunnel eight decades later. Mile ...
14 hours ago | Crime
In August, we told you about the arrest of Ivan Lopez-Banuelos and Alese Silva for an alleged kidnapping that netted $80. Now, Denver District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough tells us these charges are being dropped. But if that sound...
16 hours ago | Business
Thumbtack's list of the top ten cities for millennial entrepreneurs includes a Colorado community — one that finishes very near the top. But that's no surprise. The site small-business-friendliness survey of the U.S. as a whole gives Colorado...
16 hours ago | News
According to PETA, a billboard featuring veteran porn superstar Ron Jeremy's naked body and a pitch to spay and neuter pets is coming to Denver soon. How did we get so lucky? Apparently because of new life given to a seven-year-old study about sex...