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.
18 hours ago | Election
Anti-fracking organizers are alleging that paid protesters are intimidating voters and harassing signature gatherers on a controversial ballot petition that, if passed, could spell doom for the oil and gas industry in Colorado.
2 days ago | Election
District 50 is the only Democratic seat in otherwise solidly red Weld County.
3 days ago | Election
The Democrat is one of five candidates vying for the Colorado treasurer job June 26.
6 days ago | Election
The rift between so-called establishment Democrats, i.e. Hillary Clinton and her ilk, and a new wave of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders-inspired candidates has defined this primary election cycle on the left. Here are the top progressive candidates ru...
7 days ago | News
Five candidates are now in the running to be the next Denver police chief after retiring Chief Robert White stepped down in the wake of two personal scandals. But what do we know about these men and their own run-ins with the law? Who will the cit...
7 days ago | Election
In one corner is Joe Salazar, the Thornton state representative who has been an outspoken critic of the oil and gas industry and pushed to codify an appeals court ruling that would have put a serious damper on drilling in the state. Then, there is...