Editorials

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Bad optics at D51

By The Daily Sentinel

If School District 51 plans to ask voters to authorize a bond issuance or mill levy override next year — as it certainly should —  it needs to fix a poorly handled personnel decision at Mount Garfield Middle ...


Yes on tobacco tax hike

By The Daily Sentinel

If you don’t smoke or “chew,” why should you care about Amendment 72, the proposed tax hike on tobacco products? Because smoking costs Colorado nearly $1.9 billion in health-care costs. Raising taxes on tobacco products is a ...


Trump’s locker room is a distortion of truth

By The Daily Sentinel

We’d like to say a few words about locker rooms. Donald Trump, who is running for president, said that his lewd comments about a woman caught on tape were just “locker room banter.” He said he wasn’t proud of what he ...


No on Amendment 70

By The Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce opposes a constitutional amendment to incrementally raise the minimum wage in Colorado to $12 an hour by 2020. No surprise there. We know a thing or two about lagging wages on the Western Slope, ...


Step aside, Donald

By The Daily Sentinel

Republican office holders have had ample opportunity to take a principled stand and distance themselves from Donald Trump. Throughout his campaign, Trump has provided a full buffet of outrageous remarks, any one of which could have triggered ...


Move now, FERC

By The Daily Sentinel

The case for Jordan Cove grows — and reveals some wild inconsistencies in U.S. energy policy. Just last month, a proposal to ship 7 million tons of Montana coal out of a port in Washington state received a favorable review from the U.S. ...


Vote yes on 107, 108

By The Daily Sentinel

There are two closely related ballot initiatives that are good for the health of our democracy. One restores a presidential primary in Colorado (to be held in March) and allows unaffiliated voters to pick a presidential candidate. The other ...


Stay the course

By The Daily Sentinel

The challenges for the Grand Junction City Council and Mesa County commissioners are no different than those local businesses have dealt with during the extended economic downturn we’ve experienced (seemingly with no end in ...


Time to innovate

By The Daily Sentinel

As Sunday’s page 1 centerpiece story indicated, the Mesa County sheriff and the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office are prepared to ask for a bigger slice of a shrinking county budget. Both agencies make a compelling case for ...


A well-deserved honor

By The Daily Sentinel

Don Stephens doesn’t strike us as the kind of man who lives for laurels, though he certainly deserves them. Stephens, a 1963 graduate of Olathe High School, has been nominated to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s ...


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