Editorials

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A puzzling decision

By The Daily Sentinel

Two Grand Junction police officers who killed a man have been cleared to return to duty. We find this puzzling because the district attorney has yet to determine whether the shooting was justified and lawful under state law. An internal ...


Council makes a good call

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council recently eliminated the possibility that juveniles can be jailed for possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana. It puts Grand Junction municipal citations in line with state penalties for minors in possession ...


Club 20 debates great for informing voters

By The Daily Sentinel

For a day, Grand Junction will be the center of Colorado’s political universe as candidates flock to Club 20’s annual fall meeting to participate in Saturday’s debates and ingratiate themselves, however briefly, to Western ...


Jihadists inflame 
passion for justice

By The Daily Sentinel

The brutal murder of a second American journalist in Syria by Islamic State extremists stirs powerful emotions. It’s hard not to react viscerally to these sadistic thugs, or as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) allowed recently, “We ...


How can we create sustainable jobs?

By The Daily Sentinel

If no economy is fully healthy until it recovers the jobs lost during the Great Recession, then Mesa County has a long way to go. Indeed, agencies that monitor workforce trends have spent the better part of 2014 aggregating the economic ...


Putting cameras on cops is a good idea

By The Daily Sentinel

Credit Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper for being ahead of the curve on a topic of heightened national interest. Last month’s officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Mo., touched off an examination of the ...


A challenge for Tipton

By The Daily Sentinel

Congressman Scott Tipton has steadfastly maintained that there wasn’t enough community support for him to introduce a bill to change Colorado National Monument to a national park. We were deeply disappointed that Tipton arrived at such ...


Playoffs? Whoa, Nellie!

By The Daily Sentinel

College football season is upon us. Colorado and Colorado State get a jump on most of the rest of the country by playing their annual season-kickoff rivalry game tonight at Mile High. The rest of the college football world joins in ...


Tragic stupidity

By The Daily Sentinel

A firing range instructor was killed Monday when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a fully automatic machine gun in Arizona. The recoil wrenched an Uzi upward and the instructor was shot in the head. The incident has touched off a wave of ...


Crested Butte’s big mistake was secrecy

By The Daily Sentinel

Some residents of Crested Butte are rightfully indignant that the town council secretively struck a handshake deal with Bud Light to turn their charming ski hamlet into a living beer commercial. If there’s no such thing as bad ...


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