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Is it time to revisit child-porn sentences?

By The Daily Sentinel

A Denver Post story about discrepancies in prison time for child pornography convictions in Colorado raises the question: Is it time for state lawmakers to impose mandatory sentences? Federal law says people who knowingly download child ...


Our biggest challenge: Speaking with one voice

By The Daily Sentinel

Sometimes an outsider’s perspective helps correct the forest-for-the-trees myopia we can experience when we’re too close to something. Such was the case earlier this week when John Frank addressed a room full of business leaders ...


Fracking not to blame in tainted water study

By The Daily Sentinel

After conducting a chemical analysis of groundwater contamination in Pennsylvania and Texas, scientists concluded that hydraulic fracturing wasn’t the culprit. Instead, well-integrity issues — problems in pipes and seals — ...


A mixed message

By The Daily Sentinel

The Boston Globe published a story Sunday that exposes how the Obama administration is not the enemy of coal that many Americans, especially Westerners, think it is. The story focuses on coal mining operations in the North Fork Valley and, ...


A touching letter

By The Daily Sentinel

The four children of a firing-range instructor who was fatally shot when a 9-year-old girl lost control of an Uzi at an Arizona gun range have honored their father’s memory in an extraordinary way. They penned a letter to the girl, ...


Where’s the beef?

By The Daily Sentinel

Beef prices are at an all-time high because cattle numbers are at an all-time low. That’s good news for Western Slope ranchers and not the bad news you might expect for consumers. U.S. beef processors are exporting more meat overseas to ...


Income inequality and the state’s fiscal health

By The Daily Sentinel

How many Coloradans know what the state’s income tax rate is?  Whether you make $22,000 a year or $122,000, all income earners pay the same rate, 4.63 percent. Colorado is one of only eight states that levies a flat rate, which has ...


Moving the needle on juvenile pot use

By The Daily Sentinel

Attitudes drive behavior. There are certain things we do — decisions we make — that are shaped by societal norms. Swearing in church is one example. There’s no law against it, but nobody does it. Sometimes attitudes coalesce ...


Federal family fun

By The Daily Sentinel

On Thursday afternoon, senior Interior Department officials gave a briefing in Denver to discuss conservation efforts for the greater sage-grouse. One notable aspect of the meeting was that it was far removed from anyplace where the ...


Remembering 9/11

By The Daily Sentinel

SEPTEMBER 2001 On the lower tip of the island of Manhattan, fires trapped deep beneath the twisted metal girders were still burning. In great cities around the globe, people gathered to express their outrage and their sympathy. Hundreds of ...


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