Editorials

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Tax-cut turmoil

By The Daily Sentinel

The Mesa County commissioners got the jump on national policy makers this week. They voted unanimously to cut the county share of the business personal property tax despite the half-million dollar hit that will mean to the county budget. This ...


County crunch time

By The Daily Sentinel

Until now, Mesa County, its budget buoyed by reserve funds built up over several years and property tax revenues that lag behind the economy as a whole, has not faced the same crippling revenue decreases that have confronted other local ...


Putting the brakes on highway deaths

By The Daily Sentinel

There are multiple factors that have helped U.S. highway fatalities drop to their lowest level in 60 years: safer vehicles, more widespread use of seat belts, stricter drunk-driving laws and tougher enforcement of those laws. But reduced ...


It’s time to fund public-safety facilities

By The Daily Sentinel

In the midst of the most serious economic recession in decades, the Grand Junction City Council on Monday will consider approving measures to fund two costly building projects. The council should approve both measures — one to allow the ...


The president and the pupils

By The Daily Sentinel

This year, it appears, every classroom in School District 51 will show President Barack Obama’s televised address to America’s school children, thanks to a decision by the District 51 school board. Good for the board. Every child ...


Justice Marquez

By The Daily Sentinel

There is certainly a good deal of hometown pride in seeing Monica Marie Marquez appointed to a seat on the Colorado Supreme Court by Gov. Bill Ritter. Marquez is a 1987 graduate of Grand Junction High School — the valedictorian of that ...


BP spreads blame as wide as oil slick

By The Daily Sentinel

The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that began April 20 when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded was the result of multiple problems and human errors, a report released this week by BP states. The explosion and massive oil leak that resulted ...


Reporting still critical in era of new media

By The Daily Sentinel

This month, a special committee at the University of Colorado begins examining what to do with the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. A “program discontinuance” has been initiated, although that doesn’t mean the ...


Mesa State plants seeds for continuing growth

By The Daily Sentinel

Although there is no definite date set for the opening of a forensic anthropology research center on Orchard Mesa, it’s welcome news that the Mesa State College Real Estate Foundation has completed the purchase of 35 acres for what is ...


No burning need

By The Daily Sentinel

Like the developers of the proposed Muslim community center and mosque a few blocks from Ground Zero in New York City, the members of a small church in Florida have a First Amendment right to carry out their plans — to burn Korans ...


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