Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
3 days ago | Gun Culture
The Independence Institute's Jon Caldara is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Boulder's recently enacted assault weapons ban. But in talking about the suit, he goes well beyond a traditional defense of the Second Amendment, arguing that the ...
3 days ago | Marijuana
Marijuana researcher Elizabeth D'Amico is the mother of two teenagers, and she's built a national reputation when it comes to advice about how parents should talk to their kids about pot.
3 days ago | News
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a withering preliminary report about the late 2017 death of forty-year-old Loveland Ski Area employee Adam Lee, who suffered crushing chest injuries while working on the Magic Carpet, a ...
4 days ago | News
The City of Aurora has agreed to pony up $335,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against three members of the Aurora Police Department by OyZhana Williams over a 2015 incident during which she was roughed up and had her head stomped in the parking lot ...
4 days ago | Lists
The average starting salary for a 2018 college graduate who lands a job in Denver is just over $53,000, according to a new study. The total is a bit higher than the national average, and that's also the case for average salaries in ten specific pr...
4 days ago | Marijuana
Plenty of underage tourists who come to Colorado seem to think a bogus identification card will work just as well at a pot shop as it will at a bar. But according to Haley Littleton, spokesperson for the Town of Breckenridge, which has cataloged a...