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.
2 days ago | News
Months have gone by since the story broke about Representative Steve Lebsock's, a Democrat from Thornton, alleged sexual harassment of a fellow House democrat and ten other women. Instead of quietly resigning, Lebsock has taken the fight with his ...
4 days ago | Immigration
DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — is still under attack by the Trump Administration after it appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to kill the program. Colorado representatives are urging Congress to co...
6 days 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.
8 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...
11 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 ...