Editorials

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The age of tan

By The Daily Sentinel

A proposed statewide ban on artificial tanning for those under the age of 18, at first blush, raises questions of legislative priorities. It seems like a solution in search of a problem. Is tanning-bed abuse by adolescents so pervasive that ...


Where compassion 
and community unite

By The Daily Sentinel

Twenty years ago, a small group of five dedicated staff members made a commitment to caring for our Western Slope community. That group, originally known as Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, is now called HopeWest, and it has ...


Local support needed 
to complete the Avalon

By The Daily Sentinel

The renovation of the historic Avalon Theatre is nearing completion, but the money set aside for the project won’t be enough to cover construction costs. To have a gleaming facility with all the amenities originally envisioned at the ...


Legislature makes it clear 
feds shouldn’t grab water

By The Daily Sentinel

The noose may be tightening around the federal government’s attempts to grab privately owned state water rights as a condition for renewing special-use permits on public land. The issue resurfaced in 2011, gaining traction in the ...


Ukrainian spring?

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s still winter in Ukraine, but a political spring may be on the way, thanks to a citizens’ uprising against the country’s former president and tyrant, Victor Yanukovych. But the independent country’s move toward a ...


Order in the airport

By Staff

The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority board on Tuesday adopted new policies aimed at tightening internal controls, even going so far as to encourage employees and the public to report any suspicions of wrongdoing. One could callously ...


Gay marriage fight returns to Colorado

By Staff

It was almost inevitable that Colorado’s constitutional ban on gay marriage would be challenged in court now, given recent legal actions in the U.S. Supreme Court and in other states. Even so, it is unfortunate, because Colorado has ...


Maximum dispute on minimum wage

By The Daily Sentinel

Everyone who pays attention to the dysfunction in Washington, D.C., knows the hyperpartisan atmosphere makes it next to impossible to get anything accomplished. But more and more frequently, it seems, political leaders can’t even agree ...


Sensible rules can restrict panhandling

By The Daily Sentinel

When the Grand Junction City Council this evening takes up a proposed ordinance to regulate panhandling within the city, it will do so with a threat from the American Civil Liberties Union hanging over the ordinance. Although the ACLU of ...


Banking a safety issue for marijuana shops

By Staff

Thanks to guidelines issued by the Obama administration on Friday, it is now legal — sort of — for banks to do business with legal marijuana retail shops in Colorado and Washington state. That’s welcome news for those of us ...


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