Editorials

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District 51 making strides with lunch

By The Daily Sentinel

Standardized tests aren’t the only thing public school students are opting out of. Many of them forgo school lunch, which makes the task of preparing nutritious meals not just a kitchen challenge, but a policy conundrum. Why should ...


Let’s give credit where it’s due

By The Daily Sentinel

The University of Colorado at Boulder is getting props for implementing a fast-track option for an undergraduate degree. Students who pursue this option could graduate in three years, knocking off a year of tuition and living expenses. The ...


Let them eat cake

By The Daily Sentinel

Is this the week state lawmakers are patting themselves on the back for putting partisanship aside for the greater good ... or the week when they’re accusing each other of being obstructionists? Sorry, we have a hard time keeping track. ...


Taking a photograph shouldn’t be a crime

By The Daily Sentinel

A bill originally intended to curb drone use from invading people’s privacy has morphed into a beast of law that could criminalize the simple act of taking a photograph. The Colorado House of Representatives passed House Bill 1115 on ...


Embracing gray areas

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn’t reacted yet to a proposal to establish an ongoing committee to continue the work that the state oil and gas task force started. We think it’s a good idea because without some sort of mechanism to air ...


Finish the building

By The Daily Sentinel

The city of Grand Junction’s offer to pay up to $1.5 million to “button up” the unfinished administration building at the Grand Junction Regional Airport comes with some serious strings for members of the airport board. One ...


Consumers deserve 
a voice in rate cases

By The Daily Sentinel

If the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reduce carbon pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants survives a legal challenge, some Colorado Senate members want a say in how the state goes about reducing ...


The chance to be 
a difference-maker

By The Daily Sentinel

Lauren Mueller’s story is a powerful example of the difference a solitary person can make in the life of an abused or neglected child. Were it not for Mueller’s Court Appointed Special Advocate, she might have been another ...


Why an events center is a good idea for city

By The Daily Sentinel

The timing to launch a discussion about whether the city should build an events center couldn’t be better. For one thing, city voters just rejected a $25 million proposal to build a western beltway, thus teeing up the question: If not ...


Montrose hospital fight a blight on community

By The Daily Sentinel

About a year ago, then Montrose County Manager Rick Eckert cited a “poisonous” political atmosphere as the basis for his resignation. The battle for control of Montrose Memorial Hospital suggests things haven’t improved. The ...


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