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Payroll-tax potential

By The Daily Sentinel

Workers across western Colorado, like their counterparts around the country, probably saw a little more money in their paychecks last week. That’s because a 2 percent reduction in the payroll tax — the amount of money we pay for ...

Moment of civility may result from tragedy

By The Daily Sentinel

Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl killed in Saturday’s shooting in Tucson, drew special mention from President Barack Obama during Wednesday’s memorial service for the shooting victims. The girl was born on Sept. 11, ...

Knowledge and jobs are critically linked

By The Daily Sentinel

When the Colorado Legislature opened its 2011 session Wednesday, the economy, jobs and the state budget were on everyone’s minds. But Senate President Brandon Shaffer, of Boulder, added another wrinkle to the jobs issue, tying jobs to ...

Congratulations, Auburn, now let’s have a tournament

By The Daily Sentinel

The BCS National Championship game Monday night was a wild one in which two undefeated teams used power, speed, gimmickry and tough defense to battle to the final seconds. Auburn’s last-second field goal gave the Tigers a 22-19 victory ...

Governor gets to work

By The Daily Sentinel

Inauguration speeches are often heavy on high-falutin’ rhetoric and grandiose pledges, but short on policy prescriptions. Gov. John Hickenlooper’s brief inauguration speech in Denver Tuesday had its share of rhetoric and pledges. ...

Giffords’ shooting:  A ‘wake-up call’ or ‘a four alarmer’?

By Jim Spehar

It was a just a chance meeting one warm Tucson evening back in 2006. A mutual acquaintance introduced me to the friendly and vivacious woman who was exiting the restaurant as our group was coming in for dinner after a day of work. “This ...

Gabrielle Giffords

Shooting scapegoats

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s easy, in the wake of the horrible attack in Arizona Saturday, to assign blame to others for the actions of an apparently deranged man. It’s also dangerously simplistic. Choose a favorite bogeyman. Point out odious statements ...

Ritter served state well

By The Daily Sentinel

When Gov. Bill Ritter hands over responsibilities of the state executive to John Hickenlooper Tuesday, it will mark the end of what Ritter has said was a frustrating four years. It’s no surprise that Ritter’s tenure as governor ...

Going nuclear

By The Daily Sentinel

The approval of a controversial $150 million uranium mill in Montrose County’s West End doesn’t mean we’re headed back to the bad old days of unregulated mill production that resulted in costly, taxpayer-funded cleanups ...

Grill decision was well done

By The Daily Sentinel

Congratulations to members of the Grand Junction City Council. They evidently recognized the horrible message they would send if they booted a private contractor from food-service operations at two municipal golf courses in favor of a ...

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