Politics

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Higher ed may try to tap voters

By Gary Harmon

Leaders of higher education in Colorado are considering a ballot measure in 2014, the head of the University of Colorado said Wednesday. The exact shape of such a measure, however, is far from clear, Bruce Benson told the Grand Junction ...


Udall: Quit collecting Americans’ phone records

By Gary Harmon

National security officials should immediately halt the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Tuesday. Udall called on President Barack Obama and Congress to narrow the reach of Section 215 ...


NSA ‘deeply troubling’, say senators Udall, Wyden

By Gary Harmon

The nation’s intelligence community failed to offer evidence that domestic electronic surveillance has provided intelligence that is unavailable elsewhere, two U.S. senators said. “The bottom line is we still have yet to see ...


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McArthur fills Butler post on City Council

By Charles Ashby

In a second try at being picked as a replacement, Duncan McArthur became Grand Junction’s newest City Council member Monday. After 95 minutes of questions and answers from the council and the public, and without much deliberation from ...


Grand Junction council will try to fill vacant seats

By Charles Ashby

The five remaining members of the Grand Junction City Council are to gather for a special meeting tonight to choose a sixth member. And in time, when that person is named, the six of them will pick a seventh councilor. All that because of ...


Republican takes aim at Wright

By Charles Ashby

Freshman Rep. Jared Wright will face a Republican primary challenger during his first re-election bid next year. Palisade resident J.J. Fletcher told The Daily Sentinel that he intends to unseat the incumbent, in part because he’s still ...


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Wright website down after he fired developer

By Charles Ashby

House District 54 Internet users who have been trying to get information about their state lawmaker have been out of luck this past week. That’s because Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, took down the page because of issues with it. Back in ...


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Scott will try to replace Sen. King in Statehouse

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Ray Scott is the first domino to fall in the gap created by Sen. Steve King’s decision Thursday to run for Mesa County Sheriff. The Grand Junction Republican said he will announce later today his intention to replace King in the ...


Former congressman looks at term-limited commissioner’s post

By Gary Harmon

Scott McInnis, who represented the Western Slope in congress for six terms, is leaning toward an open seat on the Mesa County Commission. McInnis, who now serves as executive director of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, said ...


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State legislator King to run for Mesa County sheriff

By Charles Ashby

State Sen. Steve King plans to run for Mesa County sheriff. The Republican, who’s in the third year of his first term in the Colorado Senate, said he’ll make that official at a campaign announcement later today. “My passion ...


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