Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
4 hours ago | Marijuana
Over the past few years, one state after another has blamed Colorado's marijuana laws for endangering its citizens — and prompting cannabis crackdowns within its borders. We've posted about alleged pot profiling in Kansas and Wyoming, accompa...
5 hours ago | Comment of the Day
In recent days, a December post about micro-apartments in the old Hotel VQ building renting for nearly $1,000 even though they're around 330 square feet went viral again. Why? Likely due to reports such as this one about how quickly...
6 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts work at all hours. At our Food & Drink blog, Lindsey Bartlett highlights the ten best places for late-night eats in Denver. The Colorado Independent's Nancy Lofholm tells the tale of cops who tried calming a mentally ill man ...
11 hours ago | Education
In March 2014, we noted that the Colorado Supreme Court had agreed to hear a challenge to Douglas County School District's controversial voucher system. More than a year later, the court has ruled — and its decision marks a victory for the plainti...
12 hours ago | Crime
The Facebook pages of Evergreen resident Katherine "Katie" Barton and her husband, Jason Barton, could hardly look more typical. The posts and photo galleries are dominated by photos of their three adorable children, who look happy in all the shot...
13 hours ago | Crime
Back in October 2014, we told you about the arrest of Scot Copher for allegedly trying to hire a fellow prisoner to kill a teenager he'd abused for years. Not long before, another prisoner, Christian Harvey, had been acquitted of a similar hit sch...