Editorials

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Ballot the wrong way to decide right to die

By The Daily Sentinel

We all die. It’s just a question of when. But for those who know the end is near, the absence of laws assuring a peaceful, self-directed, medically supervised, drug-induced death becomes an urgent matter. We don’t begrudge a ...


Fluoridating water 
is still good policy

By The Daily Sentinel

Denver Water voted Wednesday to continue fluoridating the drinking water of its 1.3 million customers. As the largest municipal water provider in the state, Denver Water was positioned to reshape the debate. Had it decided to stop adding ...


Setting the table

By The Daily Sentinel

Dana Nunn, a spokeswoman for Colorado Mesa University, described the forces that led to the creation of the Maverick Innovation Center as “one of those convergence things.” The idea may have germinated in the president’s ...


Aden’s right — it’s time to rethink the gas tax

By The Daily Sentinel

After serving 18 years on the Colorado Transportation Commission, Grand Junction resident Doug Aden has earned a reputation as tireless advocate for rural road projects. But the state’s current funding system for transportation ...


Shaming the EPA has become a blood sport

By The Daily Sentinel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken a beating — and deservedly so — for its role in the Gold King Mine disaster that turned the usually clear Animas River the color of gourmet mustard. Even Gov. John Hickenlooper, ...


Donor’s gift fits well into D51’s direction

By The Daily Sentinel

Kudos to the anonymous donor who recently gave School District 51 $286,000 to expose more middle schoolers to physics through a cutting-edge, hands-on learning curriculum. But the donation was merely the feel-good ending to a saga that ...


Airport board needs to let go of the past

By The Daily Sentinel

When the U.S. Attorney’s Office decided not to seek criminal charges following a 21-month federal investigation of fraud allegations at Grand Junction Regional Airport, we expected the Airport Authority to turn the page and focus on the ...


Late to the game

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s nothing like the prospect of a new fee to make people sit up and take notice of an unheralded government board — especially one that deals with an issue as mundane as storm water management. Nobody thinks about storm water ...


Keep Colowyo open

By The Daily Sentinel

Today in Golden, the Bureau of Land Management is hosting a listening session on the federal coal program, giving the public the opportunity to weigh in on whether leases and royalty rates give taxpayers a fair return on public resources. If ...


VA’s mural decision shows bad judgment

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s make a distinction between the South Carolina General Assembly’s sober decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds this summer and the ridiculous example of political correctness run amok at the ...


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