Editorials

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The ‘Yes, but ...’ economy

By The Daily Sentinel

`The U.S. and world economies are on the verge of recovery, following the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. So spake Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in a meeting in Jackson, Wyo., last week. We’re as eager as most ...


The right choice on public safety plan

By The Daily Sentinel

Along with many others in this city, we believe the Grand Junction Police Department and its 911 emergency dispatch center truly need new facilities. But we also believe, for a variety of reasons, that it would have been a mistake to ask ...


A clunker lesson

By The Daily Sentinel

While the debate over a public option for health insurance has raged, one new government program has scored big points with both consumers and private businesses. Until now. Cash for clunkers is the federal program that provides up to $4,500 ...


Mesa State makeover

By The Daily Sentinel

Students who returned to Mesa State College this week, after a summer away from the campus, may be surprised by the changes, even if they knew the projects were in the works. A half dozen new buildings are under construction, nearing ...


Election in Afghanistan

By The Daily Sentinel

Voters in Afghanistan headed to the polls today for presidential elections, despite Taliban threats to use car bombs and other violence to disrupt the voting. The Muslim extremists have even said they will cut off the fingers of those who ...


Back to school

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s barely the middle of August and students are headed back to class throughout the Grand Valley. It seems awfully early to those of us who grew up believing it was ordained by nature that school should begin (and summer officially ...


Gov. Ritter spreads the budget-cut pain

By The Daily Sentinel

This community has certainly suffered along with the rest of the state as a result of the downturn in the national economy. Coupled with the dropoff in the natural gas industry, and the hundreds of jobs lost in that arena, one could argue the ...


Pinnacol in the dock

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s not good to say “No,” to state lawmakers. Just ask Pinnacol Assurance CEO Ken Ross and his top staff. Pinnacol is the state-chartered insurance company that provides worker’s compensation insurance to a majority ...


De Beque is right to spend its money

By The Daily Sentinel

Some might quibble with the idea of the De Beque Fire District getting a fire truck that can deal with a fire atop a four-story building when the nearest tall building is two stories. Not us. The fire district has fallen into money, what ...


The president and the public option

By The Daily Sentinel

The question of whether the government should compete with private insurance companies has been one of the most contentious issues of the debate on health care reform. Even before he became president, Barack Obama was a strong advocate for the ...


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