Editorials

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A way to shoot down Arveschoug-Bird

By The Daily Sentinel

Earlier this year, we objected to a proposal that would have eliminated a legislative spending restriction known as the Arveschoug-Bird Amendment because the plan would also have gutted future funding for state highways. But a new version of ...


Hospitals helping with health-care affordability

By The Daily Sentinel

Last week, Gov. Bill Ritter signed legislation known as the Colorado Healthcare Affordability Act, which raises fees paid by hospitals. He did so with the full support of most hospitals in the state. As we noted back in March, when House Bill ...


Legislature shouldn’t kill state’s death penalty

By The Daily Sentinel

If state senators follow the lead of their colleagues in the House, Colorado could soon eliminate the death penalty. We think that would be a mistake and we hope the Senate carefully considers the consequences of such action when it takes up ...


County should allow Gateway flights to soar

By The Daily Sentinel

Even if Mesa County were to reject Gateway Canyon Resort’s bid to operate tourist flights out of a private airport, some planes will keep flying in and out of the airport. Change has come to Gateway, and the tiny community along Colorado ...


Happy birthday, Henrietta

By The Daily Sentinel

As is apparent from the front page of today’s Daily Sentinel, and from the column below, Henrietta Hay is celebrating a birthday today — her 95th. We join a great many people in this community in offering birthday wishes to ...


A good sentence for bad legislation

By The Daily Sentinel

A legislative plan to substantially revamp Colorado’s sentencing laws and reduce prison sentences was pulled from consideration this week, since it faced vehement opposition from the state’s attorney general, prosecutors and ...


Lawmaker still hot about mill-levy freeze

By The Daily Sentinel

A Front Range lawmaker apparently didn’t like a compromise struck earlier this month on the state’s school finance act. Sen. Bob Bacon, D-Fort Collins, has introduced as separate legislation a measure that was stricken from the ...


Who’s a terrorist?

By The Daily Sentinel

Perhaps the FBI didn’t get the memo released to law enforcement agencies last week by the Department of Homeland Security: that right-wing extremists in this country pose a great threat to become domestic terrorists. Or perhaps the ...


Rules to the rescue

By The Daily Sentinel

Here’s an interesting twist — a sort of “turn about is fair play” story. A Silt woman who has been a vocal proponent of the state adopting tough new gas drilling regulations lost her bid to halt gas fracturing near her ...


A tough assessment for property owners

By The Daily Sentinel

We don’t envy Mesa County Assessor Barbara Brewer or any of her fellow assessors this year. Faced with a downturn in the real-estate market, they will be explaining to a lot of people why their homes or other properties are currently ...


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