Nora Olabi covers general and breaking news for Westword with an emphasis on politics and local government. Prior to making her way to the Front Range and joining Westword in 2017, she worked at major Houston newspapers. She's a proud Houstonian who's acclimating to snow and mountain living.
5 days ago | Election
Jared Polis has made universal health care a cornerstone of his campaign. But what, exactly, is universal health care, and how will he implement it?
13 days ago | Election
The June primaries are long gone, and Thornton Democrat Joseph Salazar will officially give up his House seat after the November elections. So what does a politician do when he's out of a job?
17 days ago | Activism
Things just got worse for Colorado Rising, which has faced numerous hurdles to placing its 2,500-foot oil and gas setback initiative on the November ballot. This time, an alleged competitor has paid a petition circulating firm to drop Initiative 97.
20 days ago | Election
Stapleton resident JoyAnn Ruscha is running for District B, representing Five Points all the way to Denver International Airport.
23 days ago | Election
The estimated 20,000 signatures in support of an anti-fracking ballot initiative that were allegedly stolen last week have been returned to Colorado Rising.