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Keeping Politics out of Prosecution

Ethan Feldman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Denver
Ethan Feldman

Why do we want to keep politics out of the District Attorney's Office? If politics creeps into cases, the prosecution of the cases will inevitably be harmed. District Attorneys must follow the evidence and follow the law vigorously yet fairly.

Tancredo Still Pursuing Legal Battle Against Metro for Giving Tuition Break to Undocumented Students

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Tom Tancredo, a former Republican Congressman from Colorado, has placed ads in Metro State University's newspaper seeking plaintiffs for a lawsuit seeking damages from the University's decision to offer undocumented students a reduced tuition rate.

Down on Downtown, Gangbanging for Manning, Frozen Dead Guy Relocation Program & Westword's Altweekly Coup

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 11.29.2012 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

Fresh off a Diatribe photo shoot with Mark Manger, Vanessa, Ron, Joel, and Josh descend down the rabbit hole of Denver news for the week of September 24, 2012.

A Congressman's 2012 "Town Hall Meeting" Versus His 2011 Version

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Coffman's summer "town hall meetings" appear to be private gatherings for small groups of employees at large corporations (Home Depot, LabCorp and Tyco Fire & Security). Not very town hallish.

A Congressman Turns "Town Hall Meetings" Into Private, Corporate Affairs?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When I think of a "town hall meeting," what does not come to mind is a private gathering for employees at big corporation or even a small corporation. Apparently Mike Coffman is re-inventing the term.

GOP Partisans Overwhelm Democrats in Denver Media

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Whatever the reason, there's obviously a partisan commentator gap out there in the Denver media.

As Traditional Media Continue to Decline, It's Time for Bloggers to Step up

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With traditional journalism dying, here are some tips on blogging from Colorado bloggers, to inspire more and better blogging.

Ashton Kutcher vs. Owner of Denver's Westword

Nancy Cronk | Posted 09.03.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

As a community organizer who values the progressive voice of Westword, I personally encourage parent company the Village Voice to be more discriminating in accepting ads for massage and escort services.

Among Friends on Radio, McInnis Says He Has "Complete Vindication" but "Just a Little Too Late"

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why did McInnis wait until it was too late? Why didn't he release the emails that allegedly instructed Rolly Fischer not to plagiarize? That's the question everyone's been asking, and Rick Wagner didn't ask it.

How Many Best of Lists Does Denver Really Need?

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 06.06.2011 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

Nothing is more depressing for a food writer than spending weeks anguishing over the best Mexican restaurant in the city only to have readers once again vote for Taco Bell.

'Denver's Top Comic' To Start Thursday, Benefit MMAPR

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of the Rockies (MMAPR) and affiliates are hosting a series of four comedy fundraisers at Herman's Hideaway bar. T...

The Gloating Hour: We Win at Life! And Trivia

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

If you haven't been privy to our insufferable Facebook status updates recently, it will come as (unsurprising) news that we won the Geeks Who Drink Westword Music Knowcase.

Concerned Interview: Westword Music Writer Cory Casciato

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

Who knows -- maybe you and your little cobbled-together team will beat Westword's team in the Music Showcase.

Video Double-Whammy: The New Swayback and Eric Peterson on the Wheel!

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

Today was a good day for stumbling upon great videos about Denver bands.

Can Pot Save Denver's Papers?

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

As the loss of the Rocky Mountain News still lingers, the focus now turns to saving the publications remaining. Essential revenue could come from the most unlikely of sources. Marijuana.

Denver Green Chile: Where To Find The Good Stuff (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The turning of the seasons means only one thing for some Denverites: freshly roasted green chiles. The most famous ones come from Hatch, New Mexi...

Denver's Hottest Neighborhoods: Westword Searches For The Next Lo-Hi

Westword | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

I got into a conversation at a party this weekend about which neighborhood business district in Denver might emerge as the next cool place. Or, as rea...

Dave Schultheis Compares Obama To 9/11 Hijackers On Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republican State Senator Dave Schultheis, who recently announced his retirement, has compared President Barack Obama to the 9/11 hijackers on his twit...

Westword, Denver Alt-Weekly, Seeks Marijuana Critic

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Westword, an alternative weekly newspaper in Denver, has the standard lineup of film, food and music critics. But in what may be a first for American ...

Without Coors Field, LoDo Life Would Be Better

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The cultural ga ga over sports creates destructive myths. One of them is the notion that Coors Field is responsible for the transformation of LoDo from crime-infested wasteland into developer's paradise.

An Endless -- and Escalating -- War at Home, Part I

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Once destitute, dilapidated and shunned, speculators and trendsetters now serenade the Five Points or LoHi neighborhoods, singing their praises to the tune of million dollar residences.

Denver Pit Bull Ban: Westword Examines Whether The Controversial Policy Is Working

Westword | Jared Jacang Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Kevin O'Connell was away on business when he got a call from a Denver animal-control officer: His dog, a Presa Canario, had mauled a Chihuahua. O'Conn...

This Is Denver, Colorado

Ethan Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ethan Axelrod

Given Colorado's battleground status, the romantic place it holds in the national psyche as a symbol of the frontier, and a place of treasured natural beauty, Denver starts to make a lot of sense for the Huffington Post.