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What was Boulder judge thinking?

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not often that we can say with certainty that a district judge has erred in issuing a ruling. But it’s not every day that a judge has the temerity to muzzle a newspaper by contradicting centuries of First Amendment ...


Local businesses should seize this opportunity

By The Daily Sentinel

The idea isn’t new, but establishing apprenticeships as the foundation for economic growth and better educational outcomes finally has some serious clout behind it. Earlier this month, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a new $11 million ...


A veto override?

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on whether to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing relatives of victims in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Many foreign policy experts don’t like the ...


City Council needs to discuss designee votes

By The Daily Sentinel

Should a single member of the Grand Junction City Council be able to torpedo a majority decision of his colleagues? That’s almost what happened during a recent dust-up over cost estimates to develop Las Colonias Park. As The ...


Forget the debate —  know the local issues

By The Daily Sentinel

What do we really expect to learn Monday night? Is there anything Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can do to change anybody’s mind at this stage of the campaign? Nevertheless, the first presidential debate signals that we’re in ...


Polling capacity is an exciting development

By The Daily Sentinel

The results of a first-ever election poll conducted by Colorado Mesa University students are exciting — not for what they tell us, but because they signal that a new era of meaningful opinion research on regional issues is underway. The ...


Welcome Donald Trump Jr.

By The Daily Sentinel

Dear Donald Trump Jr., First of all, welcome to western Colorado. You’re probably familiar with Denver: Big city, rolling plains, tall mountains in the distance, lots of cars, lots of buzz, booming economy. This ain’t ...


Failure to protect

By The Daily Sentinel

We’ve learned a lot about the failures of the local Department of Human Services over the last four days. Failure is a strong word. But there’s no other way to describe the outcomes of three child-welfare cases at the heart of the ...


Amendment 71 gives all Coloradans a voice

By The Daily Sentinel

Amending the Colorado Constitution is too easy. In fact, it’s been amended more than 150 times in 140 years. Compare that to 27 amendments for the U.S. Constitution since 1789. The bar is this low: Proponents of an amendment must ...


Drainage district video falls short of the mark

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Valley Drainage District can’t seem to get out of its own way. Having survived a preliminary court challenge of its decision to impose a controversial stormwater collection fee, it should have laid as low as possible until the ...


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