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Over the Top, Cell phones and driving

By Bob Silbernagel

On the heels of Maria Shriver being busted for using a cell phone while driving, Bob considers the Californai law over the top. October 15, 2009  ...

A Texas solution for mercury storage

By Staff

The Department of Energy turned the heat down last week on a simmering dispute over the possible disposal of mercury at a site south of Whitewater that currently houses uranium mill tailings. Although the decision is not final, the Energy ...

The problem with PERA

By The Daily Sentinel

Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry finds himself in unfamiliar territory these days. He’s under attack from conservatives — for cosponsoring a bill that attempts to repair the financial problems of Colorado’s Public Employees ...

New campaign power for corporations, unions

By Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday tore down much of the brick-wall legal barricade that had hemmed in corporate and union spending on political campaigns, and left in place only a loose rope barrier. As a result of the decision, corporations ...

Don’t privatize Pinnacol

By Staff

News reports from Denver indicate Gov. Bill Ritter is discussing with an investment banking firm the possibility of selling the state’s workers’ compensation insurer, Pinnacol Assurance, to help with the state budget. This, even ...

Montrose county mill can help provide safe, reliable nuclear fuel

By Staff

Energy Fuels Resources, Inc. of Nucla and Lakewood, recently submitted an application to the state of Colorado to build the first new uranium mill in the United States in 25 years. Energy Fuels’ Pi&#241on Ridge Mill will be located ...

Chaos versus care in devastated Haiti

By Staff

Along with millions of other people, Grand Junction residents have stepped up to offer help to Haitians, whose lives were devastated by the earthquake that occurred last week. The article in Tuesday’s Daily Sentinel about the ...

That ‘late’ subsidy

By Staff

State lawmakers of both parties are interested in revising a new system of fines for people who don’t keep their registration up to date on motor vehicles and trailers. The fines were included in legislation last year that boosted fees ...

Hickenlooper’s pump fake won’t fool many voters

By Staff

It must have been a busy couple of weeks for the computers at the Denver mayor’s office. First, there was all that time Photoshopping Gov. Bill Ritter out of any pictures with Mayor John Hickenlooper. This week, they are probably just ...

Incremental reform needed on health care

By Staff

Like blind men analyzing an elephant, a lot of people on both sides of the political spectrum seem to have discovered their own particular messages in Scott Brown’s surprise victory in the Massachusetts Senate race Tuesday. For ...

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