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Slow-motion rebound

By The Daily Sentinel

The economic recovery from the crisis that began three years ago has been agonizingly sluggish, like watching a super-slow-motion video of a basketball bouncing upward. Still, the signs of recovery continue, nationally and locally. One ...

Back in parking

Reverse the parking

By The Daily Sentinel

After nearly four years and countless complaints, not to mention limited use by the public, it’s clear that the back-in parking on Seventh Street and a small section of Main Street has been an unsuccessful experiment. As a result, the ...

Repair rather than repeal

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s a good chance the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will vote this week to repeal the health care reform law approved by Congress last March. And that’s where the repeal effort will end. Republicans simply ...

Improving elections

By The Daily Sentinel

A trio of bills introduced in the Colorado Legislature would make elections in Colorado more secure and would boost primary election participation. They deserve support, even if they are likely to be controversial. But the most important ...

Payroll-tax potential

By The Daily Sentinel

Workers across western Colorado, like their counterparts around the country, probably saw a little more money in their paychecks last week. That’s because a 2 percent reduction in the payroll tax — the amount of money we pay for ...

Moment of civility may result from tragedy

By The Daily Sentinel

Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl killed in Saturday’s shooting in Tucson, drew special mention from President Barack Obama during Wednesday’s memorial service for the shooting victims. The girl was born on Sept. 11, ...

Knowledge and jobs are critically linked

By The Daily Sentinel

When the Colorado Legislature opened its 2011 session Wednesday, the economy, jobs and the state budget were on everyone’s minds. But Senate President Brandon Shaffer, of Boulder, added another wrinkle to the jobs issue, tying jobs to ...

Congratulations, Auburn, now let’s have a tournament

By The Daily Sentinel

The BCS National Championship game Monday night was a wild one in which two undefeated teams used power, speed, gimmickry and tough defense to battle to the final seconds. Auburn’s last-second field goal gave the Tigers a 22-19 victory ...

Governor gets to work

By The Daily Sentinel

Inauguration speeches are often heavy on high-falutin’ rhetoric and grandiose pledges, but short on policy prescriptions. Gov. John Hickenlooper’s brief inauguration speech in Denver Tuesday had its share of rhetoric and pledges. ...

Giffords’ shooting:  A ‘wake-up call’ or ‘a four alarmer’?

By Jim Spehar

It was a just a chance meeting one warm Tucson evening back in 2006. A mutual acquaintance introduced me to the friendly and vivacious woman who was exiting the restaurant as our group was coming in for dinner after a day of work. “This ...

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