Editorials

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Our man in D.C. must do better

By The Daily Sentinel

What’s the fallout of the failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare? For most of us, it’s simple. The health-care landscape remains unchanged for the foreseeable future, although Republicans will continue to pick at the edges ...


Gardner’s grand idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s just say up front that U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s idea to move the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Grand Junction is as brilliant as it is unlikely to come to ...


Defunding Planned Parenthood a bad idea

By The Daily Sentinel

The congressional health care bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare would also make Planned Parenthood ineligible for federal funding. This is an issue ripe for misunderstanding. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest ...


A level playing field?

By The Daily Sentinel

The number of charter schools is growing — both locally and statewide. The four current charter schools in the Grand Valley (a fifth one will open soon in Fruita) account for roughly 10 percent of District 51 students. Statewide, 13 ...


Science will save us?

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s hard to enjoy the beautiful, unseasonably mild weather unaccompanied by the nagging suspicion that it’s a consequence of climate change. To wonder out loud, though, is to risk the wrath of an increasing number of ordinary ...


Sunshine grades

By The Daily Sentinel

Every year in March the American Society of Newspaper Editors promotes Sunshine Week, reminding everyone that government business is supposed to be conducted in the open. Laws that require governmental entities and public officials to be ...


Trump’s budget takes a whack at everything

By The Daily Sentinel

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget eliminates funding for 19 agencies, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Legal Services Corp. In his first budget proposal released Thursday, ...


Four more years of Chazen? Tough call

By The Daily Sentinel

Of all the contested City Council races, we think the one pitting incumbent Marty Chazen against Duke Wortmann is the most intriguing. And it all has to do with Chazen’s political philosophy. This race is basically a referendum on ...


Senate should pass SB40

By The Daily Sentinel

As we observe Sunshine Week, the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information, there’s some good news coming out of Denver. Senate Bill 40, which seeks to modernize the Colorado Open Records Act, passed out of the state ...


Re-elect Taggart

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s no candidate for Grand Junction City Council, in our estimation, with a more holistic approach to governance than Rick Taggart. As a former chief executive officer in the corporate world, Taggart is the ultimate big-picture guy. ...


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