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Fichtner shows government how to pinch pennies

By Staff

Congratulations to Nancy Fichtner of Loma. The support clerk at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center won a national contest — and a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the president— for her idea to save money in ...

Incremental steps better than monster health bill

By The Daily Sentinel

Among the most recent dust-ups regarding the massive health care reform bill awaiting action in the Senate was a demand late last week by labor leaders that Democrtas eliminate the tax on so-called “Cadillac” health insurance ...

How to regulate medical marijuana

By The Daily Sentinel

State Sen. Chris Romer, a Denver Democrat, has assumed a daunting task. He’s trying to figure out a means to regulate what appears to be Colorado’s fastest-growing business right now: medical marijuana. We applaud him for doing ...

Jurors saw through Helmick’s stories

By The Daily Sentinel

Miriam Helmick and her defense team took a big chance in allowing the murder suspect to testify in her own defense about the death of her husband, Alan Helmick, at their home in Whitewater in June 2008. Based on what jurors told The Daily ...

Fulfilling a trust

By The Daily Sentinel

The announcement Tuesday that the federal government has agreed to settle a 13-year-old lawsuit over the handling of millions of acres of American Indians’ trust lands is welcome news, even though the price tag is $3.4 billion. The ...

It’s snow time!

By The Daily Sentinel

Many residents of Mesa County didn’t make it to work Tuesday because of the massive snowstorm that hit the area beginning Monday afternoon. They couldn’t ride Grand Valley Transit buses because they weren’t running. Students ...

Distasteful law creates injustice

By The Daily Sentinel

Law and justice rarely diverge, but they are not always one and the same. Consider the situation that occurred earlier this week with Michelle Coyne, the widow of former Grand Junction Police Officer Glenn Coyne. Michelle Coyne sought the ...

Sen. Bennet and health care costs

By The Daily Sentinel

Back in August, when Sen. Michael Bennet visited Grand Junction and met with The Daily Sentinel’s editorial board, he emphasized that rising health care costs could bankrupt middle-class families and seriously harm small businesses. ...

Death of estate tax may be premature

By The AP

If the Senate follows the U.S. House before year’s end, it can remedy a serious problem with the federal estate tax that’s brewing for next year and 2011. Under tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration, the estate tax rate ...

Twenty years for Logan Lage

By The Daily Sentinel

Logan Lage deserves to spend a long time in prison for his actions that led to the death of an unborn infant two years ago. And he will, thanks to the 20-year sentence given to Lage Friday by Mesa County District Judge Richard Gurley. But ...

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