Editorials

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‘Not guilty’ verdict for Courtney Crooks

By The Daily Sentinel

The brief family argument that occurred last Aug. 18 apparently ended Courtney Crooks’ career as a Grand Junction police officer. But it did not leave him with a criminal record. A six-person jury took just 15 minutes last week to ...


King’s two-year plan is sensible legislation

By The Daily Sentinel

State Rep. Steve King wants to make vehicle registration more convenient for Colorado motorists and save the state some money in the process. That’s an idea we can support. King’s plan, through House Bill 1268, is to allow people ...


Stow the oars on rafting bill

By The Daily Sentinel

Opposition to Rep. Kathleen Curry’s rafting-rights bill, House Bill 1188, has been growing. A column on the facing page today lays out some of the reasons for that opposition. We don’t necessarily accept all the arguments made by ...


Broad political effort needed on bark beetles

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. Bill Ritter wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pony up $55 million to deal with the bark beetle that’s ravaging the national forests in Colorado. The money Ritter is seeking would be in addition to $30 million that the ...


The summit of debate

By The Daily Sentinel

The great bipartisan summit on health care reform Thursday sure worked out well. Based on news accounts of the summit, the willingness to compromise by both parties was pretty much summed up in this exchange between Tennessee GOP Sen. Lamar ...


Good news for PERA

By The Daily Sentinel

In a state government starkly divided along party lines on so many issues, it’s refreshing to see that political leaders can reach agreement rapidly on some critical issues. This week, Gov. Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 1, which makes ...


More cell-phone danger

By The Daily Sentinel

There was fresh evidence this week of the dangers posed by cell phones: It is a real threat to your freedom to commit a crime if you have accidentally dialed 911 on your cell phone. Two Florida teenagers discovered that Sunday, when they were ...


A costly compromise

By The Daily Sentinel

The White House unveiled its own road map for health care reform Monday, a supposed compromise based on bills already in the House and Senate. It came just days before the bipartisan summit on health care reform. Perhaps the proposal is the ...


Free speech wins over Amendment 54

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado voters who were paying attention in the autumn of 2008 should not be surprised by Monday’s news out of Denver. The Colorado Supreme Court has found Amendment 54 unconstitutional. The measure prohibited campaign contributions ...


Advice for advisory board

By The Daily Sentinel

In a place such as Garfield County, where there is currently more natural gas drilling than any other county in the state, it makes a great deal of sense to have an organization such as the Energy Advisory Board, which can bring different ...


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