Editorials

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Change marijuana edibles

By The Daily Sentinel

As far as regulating the retail marijuana industry goes, one would think that banning any edibles that a child might mistake for run-of-the-mill candy would be a no-brainer. But some in the industry are opposed on the idea that parents should ...


Out of touch

By The Daily Sentinel

Sunday’s “Shaking the Slump” roundup of local views on the Grand Valley’s economic challenges provided an important perspective on the issue. None of the nine people who agreed to be interviewed are elected officials ...


JUCO right to cancel Schilling’s appearance

By Staff

The Alpine Bank Junior College World Series leadership team took a calculated risk in inviting Curt Schilling to be the featured speaker at the May 27 banquet that kicks off the tournament. Schilling, a former Major League Baseball World ...


Raises aren’t the issue

By The Daily Sentinel

Last year, our fiscally conservative Mesa County commissioners made a great show of turning down the opportunity to award themselves and other elected county officials a big raise. Facing a $3 million budget deficit and having failed to offer ...


Disparities in health costs worth studying

By The Daily Sentinel

Some Front Range lawmakers have no interest in determining why health-care premiums are much higher in some regions of the state than others. Thankfully, the state Senate as a whole ignored objections to a measure that would require the ...


Support the completion of Monument corridor

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction City Council will debate tonight whether to pursue a federal grant to improve the corridor between the Riverfront Trail and the east entrance to Colorado National Monument. It’s a sterling opportunity realize a dream ...


Truth, veracity and trust all intertwined

By The Daily Sentinel

A majority of Americans, (six in 10) say that keeping up with the news is very or extremely important to them. But only 6 percent of Americans say they have a great deal of confidence in the press, according to a study by the Media Insight ...


Housing First makes sense on cost alone

By The Daily Sentinel

“You cannot end homelessness without homes.” Sister Karen Bland, Catholic Outreach executive director, has said this on more than one occasion. The simple wisdom of this expression, however, takes on a new significance when we ...


You can’t blame
 Tipton for trying

By The Daily Sentinel

Judging from the reaction to Rep. Scott Tipton’s “discussion draft” of proposed legislation authorizing a swap of contested oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide, a compromise solution appears to be beyond reach. More on ...


Medical pot in schools? Some students need it

By The Daily Sentinel

School districts in Colorado have passed on an opportunity to approve policies allowing the use of medical marijuana on school grounds, so some lawmakers plan to press them on the issue. A bill that passed last year allowed school boards to ...


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