Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
25 minutes ago | Marijuana
Marijuana attorney Rob Corry has filed a class-action lawsuit against the LivWell chain of dispensaries based on its alleged use of a pesticide called Eagle 20 "in the first quarter of 2015 and likely for many months, if not years, earlier." The s...
2 hours ago | News
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary ...
2 hours ago | Crime
We've been reporting about the murder of two-year-old Donnie Ro'Mello Romero Jr. at the Lakewood apartment where he lived, allegedly by his cousin, Roman Morales. Donnie was laid to rest this past Friday in a superhero casket that reflected h...
3 hours ago | Crime
In recent weeks, we've reported about numerous high-profile crimes on the 16th Street Mall. Included among them — a beating by a group of teens, a stabbing and the arrest of Jerry Odell, who allegedly committed four sexual assaults within min...
17 hours ago | Marijuana
In 2013, after two failed attempts, Colorado approved a stoned-driving standard of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood. Critics of the proposal pointed out that there was an almost total lack of scientific evidence to suggest that this...
18 hours ago | Comment of the Day
It's not often that a reader picks a Comment of the Day for us. But that's what happened after a strongly worded take on our article about Boulder City Council eliminating protected bike lanes along a four-block stretch of Folsom Street becau...