Editorials

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Waiting for the state to save our schools?

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado is a top-performing state in several economic growth categories, but a legislative knot prevents lawmakers from backfilling the $5 billion the Legislature has cut from public schools since the Great Recession hammered the state ...


Trump and taxes

By The Daily Sentinel

Donald Trump is going to tax the rich and stop hedge-fund guys “from getting away with murder.” No wait, he’s going to cut taxes for the very wealthiest Americans to stimulate the economy. No, check that. Imposing big tariffs ...


No easy answers

By The Daily Sentinel

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet shares the same concern about disproportionately high health care costs in rural Colorado as the state General Assembly. But Bennet has taken a lot of heat for not having answers as to why, while state ...


Concern warranted

By The Daily Sentinel

Twice in the last week, elected officials representing Mesa County at the local and federal level have voiced concerns about the Bureau of Land Management’s ongoing Planning 2.0 initiative. Mesa County commissioners and U.S. Rep. Scott ...


EPA’s methane rule 
is a mixed blessing

By The Daily Sentinel

Energy companies throughout the country will have to restrict methane emissions from any future drilling of oil and gas wells after new regulations the Environmental Protection Agency released Thursday aimed at curbing climate change. The ...


Women in the draft?

By The Daily Sentinel

A California Republican congressman opposed to the Pentagon’s 2015 decision to open all combat jobs to women tried to expose its shortcomings with a proposal to require women to register for the Selective Service in the event of a ...


Governor’s visit shows 
we’re on the right path

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper is a frequent visitor to these parts. He’s no stranger to the challenges we face to grow and diversify our lackluster economy. Two years ago, he met with The Sentinel’s editorial board and observed: ...


Start with a dog park to revive Burkey Park

By The Daily Sentinel

The middle section of the popular dog park at Canyon View Park has been closed since late last summer in an attempt to regrow grass. The closure means that dogs of all sizes share the same space off the leash, which makes some dog owners ...


We need more of what commissioners just did

By Staff

Mesa County commissioners took two actions this week worthy of a pat on the back: They supported a plan to develop the Monument Road corridor and they agreed to sell county-owned property downtown that should help bring high-tech jobs to Grand ...


Call a special session

By The Daily Sentinel

One of the bigger disappointments of the current legislative session, which ends today, is that Senate Republicans dodged taking any action on the contentious hospital provider fee. The House passed two bills, 1420 and 1450, which would have ...


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