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The future of nuclear power

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not surprising that, in the wake of the Japanese earthquake that seriously damaged two nuclear power plants, people in the United States are reassessing the safety of nuclear power. No new nuclear plants have been built in this ...

Reasons for concern and optimism on jobs

By The Daily Sentinel

The latest unemployment numbers for Mesa County — 11.1 percent for January — are enough to make all who hope for an economic turnaround to smash our rose-colored glasses. The Mesa County rate is well above the national ...

Merging parks, wildlife

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper isn’t the first chief executive of this state to consider recombining the state Division of Wildlife and the State Parks Division into a single agency. But his proposal, announced just last week, is ...

GOP redistricting bill is premature

By The Daily Sentinel

The provisions outlined in a Republican bill to govern congressional redistricting in Colorado make a great deal of sense and would be good for western Colorado. No wonder Club 20, the Western Slope advocacy group, supports them. We support ...

Nameless noncitizens

By The Daily Sentinel

At least 106 non-U.S. citizens — and perhaps 11,000 of them — have been improperly registered to vote in Colorado, Secretary of State Scott Gessler declared Monday. Those are some frightening numbers, released by Gessler just as a ...

David Broder, R.I.P.

By The Daily Sentinel

The death of an elderly news reporter or political pundit is not something that normally draws much attention outside the journalism world. But David Broder’s death Tuesday, at the age of 81, is one that should be mourned by all who ...

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Momentum builds for attack on debt

By The Daily Sentinel

Closing tax loopholes and raising federal revenues are on the table. So are entitlement cuts and elimination of poorly performing federal programs. The fact that Senators from both parties are talking about these issues may not be a sign that ...

Lights out for this plan

By Staff

Saving money in government is not always easy, even without political disputes. Just ask the city of Grand Junction. As reported by The Daily Sentinel’s Amy Hamilton, city officials seeking to trim city spending came up with what sounds ...

Legislator plants seeds for reasonable reform

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado long ago established the agricultural category for property tax classifications as a means to encourage farm and ranch production. But, as a legislative task force determined, and many others have observed, the agricultural tax ...


It’s time for Willis to show his hand

By The Daily Sentinel

Not that we’re lyricists here, but we have noted that Mack doesn’t get any countrier than this. Mack, home to corn fields, cattle and horses, has long been home to Country Jam, an annual music festival that has put western ...

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