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#FundCHIPColorado

By The Daily Sentinel

Republicans are mounting a last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act before Sept. 30, after which the U.S. Senate will require more than a simple majority to pass any health-care reform bill. Unfortunately, the full-court press for ...


Restating D51’s case

By The Daily Sentinel

By now, readers have heard arguments to support a bond measure and mill levy override for District 51 schools presented both as a moral imperative and an investment in the community’s future. Those prone to resisting the message should ...


A rebuilt engine

By The Daily Sentinel

In the wake of last fall’s failed bid to get voters to approve a sales tax hike for a $60 million event center complex, city officials faced the unsavory prospect of sinking millions into the aging Two Rivers Convention Center just to ...


Single-payer makes ACA more palatable

By The Daily Sentinel

Even though Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” health-care bill has no near-term chance of advancing with Republicans in power, it has something in common with the Republican agenda — it aims to replace the ...


Supporting schools carries big benefits

By The Daily Sentinel

The campaign to support the bond measure and mill levy override proposed by School District 51 has focused primarily on how locally generated revenue will improve the classroom environment. But an economic impact study suggests that the ...


DACA debacle could be a good thing, if ...

By The Daily Sentinel

President Donald Trump has taken his lumps for dumping the fate of “Dreamers” back into the hands of Congress, but revoking the Obama-era government program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may finally clean ...


Do we really need to drill arctic refuge?

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado sportsmen are pressing U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to protect the 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Alaska’s north coast from drilling. The most obvious reason is that it’s the crown jewel of America’s ...


What politicians see

By The Daily Sentinel

This weekend, Colorado politicians descended on Grand Junction en masse to pay homage to the Western Slope at Club 20’s fall conference. Nearly every statewide candidate can be counted on coming to a Club 20 meeting before Election Day. ...


It’s always sunny in Mesa County

By The Daily Sentinel

What’s the value of being disaster-proof? It’s a question more likely to be explored as severe weather events become more common around the globe. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have sparked discussions about the role climate change ...


Bare bones help

By The Daily Sentinel

A confluence of money-robbing factors has diminished the Clifton Fire Protection District’s ability to cover the cost of providing basic services and prepare for future needs. Making the case for a 2.25 mill increase is easy enough, but ...


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