Editorials

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No on Amendment 68

By The Daily Sentinel

There are so many things to dislike about Amendment 68 that it’s difficult to zero in on any one reason why voters should reject it. One of the more compelling is that Amendment 68 overrides a constitutional provision that gives local ...


Right for all to marry comes to Colorado

By Bill Grant

After years of battling against the gay marriage ban passed in 2006, Coloradans supporting same-sex marriage equality finally have tacit U.S. Supreme Court approval for their right to marry the person of their choice. To the surprise of many ...


Reiner for county clerk

By The Daily Sentinel

Endorsing Sheila Reiner for Mesa County clerk and recorder was one of the easier decisions for The Daily Sentinel’s editorial board this election season. Reiner, who ran unopposed in 2010, was elected president of the Colorado County ...


Stapleton for treasurer

By The Daily Sentinel

Walker Stapleton’s concern (some would call it an “obsession”) with the long-term health of the pension fund for retired state workers has seemingly turned the race for state treasurer into a single-issue referendum. Which ...


Quick for attorney general

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger, a Republican, endorsed Democrat Don Quick for Colorado attorney general back in June, neatly summarizing why party labels shouldn’t be a factor in the race. The AG’s position ...


A shot at redemption

By The Daily Sentinel

In terms of experience, there’s no question that Scott McInnis is eminently qualified to be a Mesa County commissioner. Not only is he a former six-term congressman who represented western Colorado in the U.S. House of Representatives, ...


Fail fast, fail often

By The Daily Sentinel

If digital is the future of media, then newspapers have a significant learning curve ahead of them — one that will be accelerated by the Silicon Valley mantra “Fail fast, fail often.” At least that’s Rem Rieder’s ...


As pot market grows, so do the complexities

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado’s legal pot movement gained traction on some faulty assumptions that may or may not be corrected with changes in state law. The first was that making recreational pot legal would eliminate the black market and convert illicit ...


Why we endorse for public office

By The Daily Sentinel

Mail ballots go out on Oct. 14. The preceding week the Sentinel’s editorial board will offer readers a full slate of endorsements for local races, statewide contests and select ballot issues. If the election isn’t until Nov. 4, ...


Transparency loses 
to the ‘blue wall’

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County Sheriff Rebecca Spiess won’t release the internal affairs records of two department employees who are campaigning for her job. She says releasing that information serves no public interest. She’s wrong. Courts ...


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