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Mesa County to begin issuing licenses to allow gays to marry

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said she will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses this morning after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear all appeals on gay marriage bans. Reiner told The Daily Sentinel early Monday evening she based ...

Regional candidates pour on ad spending near end of elections

By Charles Ashby

Candidates for various legislative offices in the region have entered the last stretch of this year’s elections, celebrating it by spending the donations they’ve collected on yard signs and other advertising. In the one local race ...


Democratic candidate Roman wants board of education to have influence on mandates

By Emily Shockley

The Democratic challenger for the 3rd Congressional District seat on the Colorado Board of Education wants board members to strengthen their relationships with legislators and try harder to influence how legislative mandates are carried out in ...

Webb, Willett square off at Rotary debate

By Charles Ashby

What the Republican candidate for House District 54 would focus on right away if he were elected depends on which party is in control in the Colorado Legislature and governor’s office after November’s election, Yeulin Willett told ...


Libertarian candidate plans promotional ‘canna-balls’

By Charles Ashby

An Aspen man who is running for Senate District 5 wants to remind voters there that the Republican and Democrat in the race aren’t the only candidates whose names will appear on the ballot in November. Edward Lee Mulcahy’s name is ...


Advocate: Reiner can list name only once on ballot

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner is running for a second four-year term, so it’s obvious that the woman who runs elections in the county would have her name on the fall ballot. But to one longtime election-integrity ...


Candidates for sheriff: Drones invaluable

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Steve King became a popular punching bag Tuesday at the Grand Junction Lions Club debate of the three candidates for Mesa County sheriff whose names will appear on the November ballot. The first three questions asked of candidates Matt ...


Republican firm that PERA in trouble

By Charles Ashby

Despite the naysayers, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton insisted Monday that the state’s public employee pension system potentially is in big trouble. Stapleton, a Republican who is running for re-election against Democrat Betsy ...


Good enough to eat

By Charles Ashby

A proposed rule that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was brewing up won’t go into effect thanks to pushback from beer lovers. As part of its effort to update the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA was considering placing ...

Chamber of Commerce endorses GOP across the board

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce didn’t break any new ground Friday when it released its endorsements for various political offices in the region that are up for grabs in November. They are all Republicans. The chamber, ...

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