Post: Rehire Mike Littwin or Penny Parker or be columnist-free 'til 2013?

Earlier this week, we interviewed the Denver Post's sole current metro columnist, Tina Griego, who's accepted a severance deal originally designed to reduce the paper's copy-editing staff by two-thirds and will soon be moving with her family to Virginia. Her replacement? Our interpretation of the guild contract, on view below, is that the Post must either rehire laid-off columnists Mike Littwin and Penny Parker or go without a metro columnist at all until 2013.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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