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Historic health vote

By The Daily Sentinel

The vote Sunday night in the U.S. House of Representatives was unquestionably historic. Whether historians will one day view that vote as reverently as the passage of Social Security, or whether it will be “a day that will live in ...


Rafting bill hits rough water

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Senate did the prudent thing Friday and halted a rafting-rights bill that had been sailing through the legislative process until then. Instead, the Senate amended the bill to study the issue, with the study to be completed by Oct. ...


Cost prognosis is murky

By The Daily Sentinel

As the frantic scramble continues to gather 216 votes for health care reform — a vote expected today — Democratic leaders are touting the cost estimates released Thursday by the Congressional Budget Office. Those estimates say the ...


Prison vs. treatment

By The Daily Sentinel

Over the past four years, Mesa County has demonstrated that strictly controlled, non-jail treatment programs for drug offenders can produce effective and cost-efficient results. The state of Colorado may soon have the opportunity to move in a ...


Clifton to remain unincorporated

By The Daily Sentinel

It comes as no great surprise that a majority of property owners in the Fruitvale/Clifton area that was proposed for annexation to the city of Grand Junction were underwhelmed by the annexation plan. Even in the best of times, a significant ...


About that mandate

By The Daily Sentinel

With almost hourly news updates about who might and who might not vote for the latest version of the health care reform bill, readers may have missed this health care news: If you live in Idaho today, or Virginia very soon, you will not have ...


Surprises from an old system

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s caucus system is definitely dated, a relic from the 19th century that few states use anymore. A number of pundits and political leaders have talked for years of scrapping the caucus system in favor of something more modern ...


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 ...


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