Editorials

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Time to stop mining like it’s 1872

By The Daily Sentinel

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar said this week that updating the General Mining Act of 1872 will be among his top priorities over the coming year. Good luck with that, Mr. Secretary. For at least 30 years now, various members of Congress ...


Stall the push on health reform

By The Daily Sentinel

Basketball aficionado President Barack Obama is coaching Congress on executing a legislative fast break on health care reform. He wants both the House and Senate to pass a health care reform bill before their August recess, and committees in ...


PERA in peril

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s Public Employee Retirement Association — the pension fund for most state employees, school teachers and many local-government workers — is facing an economic crisis again. Fixing the problem will require ...


A manufactured scandal

By The Daily Sentinel

The scandal du jour in Washington is that the CIA contemplated — but did not act upon — a plan to assassinate top al-Qaida leaders after 9/11. There’s reason to be angry. Like many Americans, we wonder why the plan was never ...


The Sotomayor circus

By The Daily Sentinel

Nearly everyone paying attention to the Sonia Sotomayor hearings this week expects the U.S. Court of Appeals judge from New York to be confirmed as the first Latina justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. As Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South ...


Contracting the stimulus

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. Bill Ritter would have been better off to ask for bids on legal work related to the $3 billion in federal stimulus funding Colorado is to receive, instead of approving a no-bid contract with his former law firm. But that doesn’t ...


A Democratic fracture over fracking

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is at odds with Congresswoman Diana DeGette and other Democrats in Congress over the need for federal legislation to regulate chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, a process used to improve the recovery of oil and ...


Mercury plan conflicts with DOE agreement

By The Daily Sentinel

There is a good bit of NIMBYism in all of us — the desire not to have anything dangerous or dirty built in our backyards. But Mesa County residents have more reason than that to object strongly to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ...


Main Street compromise won’t improve shop park

By The Daily Sentinel

As the city of Grand Junction and the Downtown Development Authority examine ways to renovate the Main Street shopping park that is nearly a half century old, disputes over the best way to go about it are inevitable. And compromise is a ...


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Avoid a wild ride on river protection

By The Daily Sentinel

As it updates its resource management plan for the Grand Junction area, the Bureau of Land Management is evaluating rivers and streams for potential wild and scenic designation, as it is required to do by law. And the Colorado River Water ...


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