Editorials

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FCC’s net neutrality vote was a good call

By The Daily Sentinel

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday completed a circuitous route to preserving the status quo with regard to Internet access. Members voted 3-2 to reclassify broadband service as a telecom service regulated by Title II of the ...


Why target one form 
of alcohol over another?

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Legislature is close to preventing sales of a product yet to hit store shelves. It’s alcohol in powdered form and the inventor intended for it to be taxed and controlled like any other alcoholic beverage. But it’s ...


Back to square one

By The Daily Sentinel

Before Gov. John Hickenlooper’s special task force took final votes Tuesday on proposals for easing conflicts over oil and gas development, hydraulic fracturing opponents announced renewed efforts to ban the practice in ...


Board should have heard Tippetts out

By The Daily Sentinel

Rex Tippetts may very well have a reasonable explanation for the manner in which he initiated construction of a controversial building at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. But members of the airport authority are unlikely to hear it. ...


Don’t toss the baby with the bath water

By The Daily Sentinel

We opined recently that the state’s testing requirements have proven onerous for school districts across Colorado and probably require some tweaks. But let’s a make a clear distinction between two separate things: standards and ...


Blame someone else for newest monument

By The Daily Sentinel

Before he was defeated in his bid for re-election, former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., tried to get Congress to designate Browns Canyon as a national monument. That effort failed despite support from sportsmen and wildlife enthusiasts and ...


A good tradeoff

By The Daily Sentinel

Armed with survey data indicating Country Jam generates $10.6 million in economic activity, concert promoters asked Mesa County commissioners not to charge them $87,500 to provide law enforcement services for two concert series this ...


Coach on notice

By The Daily Sentinel

Why did the Grand Junction High School baseball coach jeopardize his team’s postseason eligibility? Surely not intentionally. Maybe he didn’t realize he was violating a rule prohibiting contact with players on Sunday. If ...


Disabled vets deserve help

By The Daily Sentinel

Does it make any sense that there’s a Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction, but no local Veterans Benefits Administration counselor to help Western Slope veterans apply for disability benefits? No. Western Slope veterans ...


Run-up to testing 
validates concerns

By The Daily Sentinel

Mounting opposition to state testing requirements presents a troubling dilemma for lawmakers and educators across the state. PARCC — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers — was supposed to cure ...


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