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Tending to tenure

By The Daily Sentinel

Public school teachers in Colorado ought to be protected from arbitrary firing. But they shouldn’t be given carte blanche to serve in the schools as long as they want, regardless of how well they perform their jobs. A bill introduced in ...


Project passes smell test

By The Daily Sentinel

The equipment recently installed at the Mesa County Landfill to capture and burn off methane gas created by decomposition of trash is a forward-thinking plan that can help the environment in a variety of ways. One such way, which isn’t ...


Club 20 takes aim at valid targets

By The Daily Sentinel

Club 20 is always concerned about how potential public-policy measures will affect western Colorado. So it’s no surprise that the organization on Friday found a trio of potential ballot amendments bad news for this side of the ...


Almost 11,000

By The Daily Sentinel

The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly topped the 11,000 mark last Friday, but then fell back down to close at 10,997.35. There’s nothing inherently special about 11,000, of course. But because the Dow hasn’t reached that point ...


Justice Stevens prepares to step down

By The Daily Sentinel

Most people who pay attention to the U.S. Supreme Court knew that Justice John Paul Stevens — the longest-serving member of the current court — was expected to resign soon. Stevens is 89 and has said he wanted to retire during ...


More budget roulette at the state Capitol

By The Daily Sentinel

Democrats in the Colorado Senate are playing the same game with the state budget as they did last year: Approving a spending plan for the state based on optimistic budget projections and potentially leaving it to Gov. Bill Ritter to clean up ...


Industrial nightclubs

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council this week appropriately rejected a proposal that would have prohibited night clubs in light industrial areas. The proposed ban never made much sense. Why shouldn’t nightclubs be allowed to operate in ...


Politics not as usual

By The Daily Sentinel

Patty Hanna is never going to make it to the upper echelons of the American political system like this. You don’t win a disputed election, then step aside so your opponent can serve, just because you believe that is what’s best for ...


World must not ignore terrorism’s religious aspect

By The Daily Sentinel

The global war against terrorists is not just a fight involving guns, bombs and classified intelligence. It is also a war of words. President Barack Obama and his security team plan to expel certain religiously charged words, such as ...


Same-day registration won’t improve voting

By The Daily Sentinel

Voting should be a relatively accessible activity, with few obstacles placed between citizens and ballots. But that doesn’t mean it should be as easy as, say, picking up a sixpack at the local beer emporium: Show up without having ...


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