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A welcome backlash

By The Daily Sentinel

There appears to be a school of thought that if a newspaper publishes a racist meme at the heart of a news story, it somehow sanctions the racist message. We disagree. The suggestion that we were irresponsible for printing an Internet meme ...


Bathroom wars

By The Daily Sentinel

In response to President Obama’s directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, 11 states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration. The ...


Roll out the red carpet

By The Daily Sentinel

For better or for worse, the Grand Junction Off-Road mountain biking race has become the touchstone of a wide-ranging local debate about the role of government in economic development. The race promoter, Epic Rides, says it can’t ...


Play ball!

By The Daily Sentinel

Baseball is a game of inches. It’s also a game of rituals and superstitions. In 1997, the Cowley College (Kansas) baseball team made a habit of scouring the Horizon Drive landscape on the bus ride from the hotel to the Alpine Bank ...


On to bigger things

By The Daily Sentinel

A day after the Colorado Supreme Court upheld Paul Pitton’s election to the Mesa County Valley School District 51 Board of Education, his fellow board members agreed to not to vacate his District B seat. Pitton was elected under dubious ...


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Turning the economy around takes a village

By The Daily Sentinel

The graph at left, taken from “The Colorado Economic Outlook,” produced by Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting and released in March, illustrates Grand Junction’s economic challenge. In many ways, job ...


Waiting for the state to save our schools?

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado is a top-performing state in several economic growth categories, but a legislative knot prevents lawmakers from backfilling the $5 billion the Legislature has cut from public schools since the Great Recession hammered the state ...


Trump and taxes

By The Daily Sentinel

Donald Trump is going to tax the rich and stop hedge-fund guys “from getting away with murder.” No wait, he’s going to cut taxes for the very wealthiest Americans to stimulate the economy. No, check that. Imposing big tariffs ...


No easy answers

By The Daily Sentinel

Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet shares the same concern about disproportionately high health care costs in rural Colorado as the state General Assembly. But Bennet has taken a lot of heat for not having answers as to why, while state ...


Concern warranted

By The Daily Sentinel

Twice in the last week, elected officials representing Mesa County at the local and federal level have voiced concerns about the Bureau of Land Management’s ongoing Planning 2.0 initiative. Mesa County commissioners and U.S. Rep. Scott ...


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