Editorials

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A tragic death for former officer

By Staff

The apparent suicide of former Grand Junction police officer Glenn Coyne Tuesday is a tragedy on many levels. Most importantly, he leaves behind a wife and two young children. We can only guess at the pain they are suffering and will continue ...


A cross to bear

By Staff

Does a cross erected on federal lands in California during the 1930s to honor those killed in World War I and the “dead from all wars” amount to a governmental endorsement of Christianity?  That’s the question before the ...


A fruitful victory

By Staff

The announcement this week by the Mesa County Division of Pest Management that victory has been declared in the fight against the Japanese beetle was welcome. Earlier in this decade, when the beetles were first discovered in the Palisade area, ...


Listen to this

By Staff

Two things are apparent when you talk about Grand Junction’s public safety facilities. First, there is a definite need for more and better space. Parts of the Police Department seem as crowded as North Avenue after a crucial high-school ...


Rep. Rangel remains political embarrassment

By Staff

It’s no great surprise that Democrats protected one of their own Wednesday and rejected a GOP resolution to oust House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel of New York while he is under investigation by the House Ethics ...


Navigate carefully in clean-water reform

By Staff

Much of the debate over amending the 1972 Clean Water Act has been boiled down to a couple of simple, easy-to-comprehend arguments. “We want to keep our lakes and rivers clean and protect them from pollution,” says one ...


Economic conditions don’t justify official lies

By Staff

“You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson’s Marine colonel character famously shouted in the film, “A Few Good Men.” Unfortunately, it appears some of this country’s top economic officials believed ...


Chief must work to re-establish trust

By Staff

John Camper probably didn’t anticipate anything like the past week when he signed on as Grand Junction’s interim police chief in August. Camper was dealing with the fallout from one internal investigation of a Grand Junction ...


Chicago law in court sights

By Staff

The right to own personal firearms is an individual right, not just something conferred on state militias. The U.S. Supreme Court made that clear in 2008, when it struck down a ban on handguns in Washington, D.C. But because the ...


Keep welfare local

By Staff

Critics of the idea that the state should take over child protection and related services throughout Colorado have a potent argument against state centralization: CBMS. The Colorado Benefits Management System — a centralized computer ...


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