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A prison peak?

By The Daily Sentinel

The prison population in the United States dropped ever so slightly in 2009, for the first time since 1972. And there are indications last year’s numbers could signal a sustained trend in prison populations. That’s the good news. ...


House may Slaughter Constitution’s rules

By The Daily Sentinel

When it comes to critical legislation, Americans have a right to know how their representatives vote. But a sleight-of-hand maneuver being considered by House Democrats for health care reform could deprive Americans of that information. And it ...


Pot half full with the marijuana bill

By The Daily Sentinel

The bill to regulate medical marijuana that is now working its way through the Colorado Legislature — and being significantly rewritten in the process — looks to be substantially better than when it was first introduced. But the ...


One pledge, ‘under God’

By The Daily Sentinel

Eight years after issuing a highly controversial ruling that the addition of the words “under God” made the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional for children to recite in school, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed itself ...


Rerouting the bodies is a sensible plan

By The Daily Sentinel

The odor, it turns out, was too much. So, the proposed Mesa State College body farm will be moved. Oh, it wasn’t the smell of bodies that were to eventually be placed at the college’s planned forensic anthropological research ...


Slowing highway deaths

By The Daily Sentinel

There was a time, not so many years ago, when the equivalent of the population of a city larger than Grand Junction — more than 50,000 people — died every year in U.S. highway wrecks. No more. The rate of highway deaths has been ...


Take this with grain of salt

By The Daily Sentinel

Here’s how to make Manhattan restaurant food as bland as that of an institutional cafeteria: Prohibit restaurants from using salt in any of the food they serve. That’s the latest extreme effort to protect people from the perils of ...


Future may be clear for Dominguez waters

By The Daily Sentinel

A little more than a year after Congress established the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, state water officials and federal agencies are trying to reach agreement on how best to protect the waters of Big and Little Dominguez ...


Pushing the gas pedal

By The Daily Sentinel

Like Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, we’re encouraged by the proposal announced last week by Gov. Bill Ritter that would promote the use of Colorado’s natural gas to reduce Front Range air pollution. Penry made it clear he is ...


Up, up and away

By The Daily Sentinel

Up to $900 for an airplane ticket to Denver in the wake of the closure of Interstate 70? Sharp business practice, indeed. Unfortunately, the high prices reported in The Daily Sentinel Wednesday are more a function of the airlines’ ...


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