Nora Olabi covers general and breaking news for Westword with an emphasis on politics and local government. She is a news junkie who is constantly looking for the next scoop. Prior to making her way to the Front Range and joining Westword in 2017, she worked at major Houston newspapers. She's written about a suspected ISIS-inspired terrorist and a Syrian refugee who trekked the Darien Gap. She's a proud Houstonian who's acclimating to snow and mountain living.
15 hours ago | Business
A proposed bill would remove the cap on out-of-state and international marijuana-industry investors. While some say the bill is necessary to keep Colorado an attractive place to do business, others are concerned about big money.
3 days ago | Immigration
While a legislative fix is underway to Colorado's undocumented immigrant drivers license program that will open eligibility to more people, the state is sitting on a growing pot of more than $2 million that could be used to cut the significant bac...
6 days ago | Environment
After a three-year district court battle went downhill for it, the Audubon Society of Greater Denver is appealing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and has filed an injunction to halt construction of a controversial water project ...
8 days ago | Education
Colorado's current public school funding model was created more than twenty years ago. A group of Colorado superintendents from across the state, from small rural to urban districts, are working to update it in the hopes of pouring more than $1 bi...
10 days ago | Crime
The death of Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish brings renewed interest in mental health resources for law enforcement officers who have experienced life-threatening situations. Here's how a bill that passed last year could help officers with p...
14 days ago | Business
Most Montbello residents looking for fresh produce have to drive miles to bring home dinner ingredients. State nonprofits worked with a developer on a $10.5 million redevelopment project that will bring another grocery option to Montbello resident...