Editorials

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Congress focuses on wrong things in bailout

By The Daily Sentinel

The economy just hit a very large pothole, and if the drivers don’t get themselves out of it soon, they risk being permanently paved over by federal regulators. There is no question that the economy needs some help and much of that help ...


Dems stop swimming against offshore tide

By The Daily Sentinel

It was certainly welcome news when Democratic leaders in Congress announced they were abandoning their efforts to keep a ban in place on offshore drilling in most of this country’s coastal waters. Without Congressional action, the ...


‘No’ on Amendments 53, 55, 56 and 57

By The Daily Sentinel

We would prefer to write nothing about these labor-backed amendments. We had hoped that a deal still being negotiated in Denver would lead to the proponents of these four measures pulling them from the ballot this week. However, since that ...


Congress must act quickly on bailout

By The Daily Sentinel

After last week’s unnerving ride on Wall Street we have one request of Congress this week: Work quickly to pass the emergency legislation needed to prop up the country’s ailing financial system. By nearly every account, Federal ...


‘Yes’ on Amendment 50

By The Daily Sentinel

Casino gambling could expand significantly in a handful of Colorado’s historic mining towns if Amendment 50 on this year’s ballot is approved by voters — and if voters in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek approve ...


Truckin’ on the riverfront

By The Daily Sentinel

Last week’s decision by the Grand Junction City Council to allow light industrial zoning for a portion of Brady Trucking’s property along the Colorado River in south downtown was no doubt a difficult one. We believe it was also ...


‘Yes’ on Referendum O

By The Daily Sentinel

Do you just love this year’s election ballot, crowded with 10 citizens’ initiatives to amend the state Constitution, not to mention legislative and local ballot measures? If you do enjoy the increasingly long state ballots, then ...


City should eschew obfuscation

By The Daily Sentinel

Below are the texts of the ballot questions from Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction that voters will confront when they go to the polls this fall. The county’s question is straightforward. In just 29 words, the county asks ...


Moratorium maybe?

By The Daily Sentinel

The latest effort by Congress to promote commercial oil shale development in the West is, we believe, an acceptable compromise. The measure drafted by Utah Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson would allow the Bush administration to issue final ...


Smoke and mirrors on offshore drilling

By The Daily Sentinel

The energy bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this week ought to be titled, “The Democratic Cover Bill.” Its aim seems to be to allow those who voted for it — primarily Democrats — to tell their ...


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