Editorials

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Jurors saw through Helmick’s stories

By The Daily Sentinel

Miriam Helmick and her defense team took a big chance in allowing the murder suspect to testify in her own defense about the death of her husband, Alan Helmick, at their home in Whitewater in June 2008. Based on what jurors told The Daily ...


Fulfilling a trust

By The Daily Sentinel

The announcement Tuesday that the federal government has agreed to settle a 13-year-old lawsuit over the handling of millions of acres of American Indians’ trust lands is welcome news, even though the price tag is $3.4 billion. The ...


It’s snow time!

By The Daily Sentinel

Many residents of Mesa County didn’t make it to work Tuesday because of the massive snowstorm that hit the area beginning Monday afternoon. They couldn’t ride Grand Valley Transit buses because they weren’t running. Students ...


Distasteful law creates injustice

By The Daily Sentinel

Law and justice rarely diverge, but they are not always one and the same. Consider the situation that occurred earlier this week with Michelle Coyne, the widow of former Grand Junction Police Officer Glenn Coyne. Michelle Coyne sought the ...


Sen. Bennet and health care costs

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in August, when Sen. Michael Bennet visited Grand Junction and met with The Daily Sentinel’s editorial board, he emphasized that rising health care costs could bankrupt middle-class families and seriously harm small businesses. ...


Death of estate tax may be premature

By The AP

If the Senate follows the U.S. House before year’s end, it can remedy a serious problem with the federal estate tax that’s brewing for next year and 2011. Under tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration, the estate tax rate ...


Twenty years for Logan Lage

By The Daily Sentinel

Logan Lage deserves to spend a long time in prison for his actions that led to the death of an unborn infant two years ago. And he will, thanks to the 20-year sentence given to Lage Friday by Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley. But ...


Focus on jobs

By The Daily Sentinel

Only 11,000 jobs were cut in November, far fewer than analysts anticipated, and the official unemployment rate dropped from 10.2 percent to 10 percent. That was the good news Friday as President Barack Obama began a multi-city jobs tour in ...


Climate of concern

By The Daily Sentinel

To hear some folks tell it, including White House officials, the e-mail controversy now known as “Climategate” is just a tempest in a teapot. Except it’s not. It raises serious questions about objective scientific inquiry, ...


Judging the jurors

By The Daily Sentinel

Marilyn Charlesworth has ample reason to be angry. She performed her civic duty thoughtfully and appropriately during more than three weeks in 2004 as a member of the jury that convicted Michael Blagg of murder. For her efforts, Charlesworth ...


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