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Not so positive news

By The Daily Sentinel

To millions of Americans — especially those unable to find decent-paying jobs, or struggling to keep businesses alive or fighting to maintain minimum levels of government service — the announcement Monday that the economic ...

The cat’s meow

By Staff

There’s lynx grandchildren in Colorado now, and that’s wonderful news. Eleven years after the first lynx were reintroduced to this state from Canada and Alaska, the shy cats that live in the mountains now have a self-sustaining ...

Civil Discourse gumball

Gumball grading highlights pettiness of political discourse

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s face it: Voters of all political ideologies and party affiliations get weary of the pettiness of politics — the childish attacks and snide comments that have nothing to do with issues and everything to do with personalities. ...

McConnell’s crusade

By The Daily Sentinel

Brave Bob McConnell has embarked on a lonely crusade to fight the unconstitutional authority of a federal agency. At least, that’s what the former Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District would have readers believe with ...

Anti-establishment candidates clean up

By The Daily Sentinel

If there were any question that voter anger in 2010 is directed not just at Democrats, but at anyone perceived to be tied to the political establishment, this week’s campaign news from Delaware to Colorado should dispel doubt. In the ...

One free, two to go

By The Daily Sentinel

Along with millions of Americans, we are pleased that Sarah Shourd was released from an Iranian prison Tuesday, even though her $500,000 “bail” should be more correctly viewed as ransom to the regime in Iran. But her fellow ...

Tax-cut turmoil

By The Daily Sentinel

The Mesa County commissioners got the jump on national policy makers this week. They voted unanimously to cut the county share of the business personal property tax despite the half-million dollar hit that will mean to the county budget. This ...

County crunch time

By The Daily Sentinel

Until now, Mesa County, its budget buoyed by reserve funds built up over several years and property tax revenues that lag behind the economy as a whole, has not faced the same crippling revenue decreases that have confronted other local ...

Putting the brakes on highway deaths

By The Daily Sentinel

There are multiple factors that have helped U.S. highway fatalities drop to their lowest level in 60 years: safer vehicles, more widespread use of seat belts, stricter drunk-driving laws and tougher enforcement of those laws. But reduced ...

It’s time to fund public-safety facilities

By The Daily Sentinel

In the midst of the most serious economic recession in decades, the Grand Junction City Council on Monday will consider approving measures to fund two costly building projects. The council should approve both measures — one to allow the ...

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