Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
2 days ago | Marijuana
In a recent interview, University of Denver law professor Sam Kamin outlined three ways Donald Trump could shut down state-legal marijuana — a prospect that has raised increasing levels of concern among cannabis reformers since the president-...
2 days ago | Business
Last week, we shared the latest Denver rent data from Zumper by way of counting down the metro-area cities with the lowest-to-highest rent for a one-bedroom apartment. As we noted, the median prices for rent varied by more than $300 from the top o...
3 days ago | Crime
Update: Earlier this fall, as we've reported (see our previous coverage below), Christopher Gebers was found guilty for his role in a 2015 crash that caused the death of Colorado State Patrol Cadet Taylor Thyfault, 21, and the serious in...
3 days ago | Marijuana
Ever since the nomination of hardcore pot prohibitionist Senator Jeff Sessions for the position of United States Attorney General, numerous members of the cannabis community have expressed increasing concern that the incoming Donald Trump administ...
3 days ago | Media
In our recent interview with The Fox's Rick Lewis, published two years after longtime partner Michael Floorwax announced that he wouldn't be returning to the Lewis & Floorwax show for health reasons, the man who's arguably the biggest sta...
4 days ago | Business
In November, Colorado voters approved Amendment 70, which will gradually increase the state minimum wage to $12 per hour (from its current $8.31) by 2020. But the proposal's success hasn't slowed the Fight for $15 movement, which has been holding ...