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City needs clean start on resignation vote

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council is giving itself a “do-over” on Monday as penance for violating the state’s Open Meetings Law in the course of formulating a response to Rich Englehart’s resignation. On the advice of ...


Practice freedom

By The Daily Sentinel

We Americans, to be blunt, suck at history. If you think U.S. test scores in math and English are bad, look at proficiency rates in civics and U.S. history. They’re appalling. Everyone today likely has a worse grasp of the political ...


City needs capability 
to access text messages


By The Daily Sentinel

The city of Grand Junction finds itself in a legal pickle stemming, in part, from its lack of a clear policy on retaining and retrieving text messages. The City Council has been tight-lipped about the circumstances that led to former City ...


Study suggests we take a competitive posture

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Valley lacks a cohesive approach to economic development, resulting in “random acts of marketing” with unclear and inconsistent messaging. That’s one conclusion of a marketing and branding study commissioned by the ...


Forget origins, new health model is a win

By The Daily Sentinel

It would be easy to view Monument Health as the latest volley in a war between Community Hospital and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for market share. Indeed, it looks as though Monument Health was created as a reaction to Community ...


Faith in the judiciary hinges on credibility

By The Daily Sentinel

During his confirmation hearings to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts alluded to the “bedrock principle of legitimacy” that underpins the American court system. “Any authority to interpret the law, ...


City Council skirts 
Open Meetings Law

By The Daily Sentinel

Something is seriously amiss at City Hall when the city’s top administrator quits and pockets $127,000 on his way out the door and the public has no idea why. Severance packages are routinely negotiated when a public body’s ...


Hautzinger’s new job a win for West Slope

By The Daily Sentinel

The opportunity for Pete Hautzinger to remain a prosecutor on the Western Slope was too good to pass up, so he recently agreed to step down from his elected position as the 21st Judicial District Attorney to become the Grand Junction branch ...


Panhandling ordinance doesn’t fix the problem

By The Daily Sentinel

Maybe it’s time to go back the drawing board on the homeless panhandling issue. The American Civil Liberties Union has a pretty good track record of pointing out how city ordinances aimed at curbing this annoying behavior violate the ...


It’s time to take down the Confederate flag

By The Daily Sentinel

There are reasons — both procedural and practical — why the Confederate battle flag continued to sit atop its own flagpole even as the U.S. flag was lowered to half-staff over the South Carolina capitol in the wake of ...


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