Editorials

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The vagrant problem

By The Daily Sentinel

Let’s make a distinction between vagrants and the homeless in general. The single men and women who nap in city parks and panhandle for loose change may not have homes, but it would be unfair to lump them into the same category as ...


Follow whose lead?

By The Daily Sentinel

Rep. Ray Scott thinks the prospect of a special legislative session to hammer out a compromise bill that would stave off proposed ballot initiatives meant to curtail oil and gas activity shows a lack of leadership on the part of Gov. John ...


Ready for a food fight?

By The Daily Sentinel

A slow-down in donations is creating a burden for area food banks that serve the needy as more people seek assistance to make ends meet in a still-struggling local economy. Community Food Bank of Grand Junction is reporting a 33 percent ...


Rush to judgment clouds prisoner swap

By The Daily Sentinel

America’s obligation not to leave men and women in uniform behind is apparently not so sacred after all. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from Taliban captors in exchange for five Afghan detainees held by the U.S. has prompted waves ...


You can’t have your cake and eat it too

By The Daily Sentinel

Supporters of Lakewood baker Jack Phillips think it’s wrong for the state to force him to make wedding cakes for gay couples. But the law is crystal clear on the matter. Colorado’s anti-discrimination statute prohibits businesses ...


Commissioners refuse to take law seriously

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County commissioners are an obstinate bunch. No matter how often we question their adherence to state laws that protect the public’s right to know, they continue to flirt with violations. The most recent example came May 27 when ...


Views are fine from CMU’s front porch

By The Daily Sentinel

Like it or not, athletic success is the “front porch” for many institutions of higher education. It’s the first thing people see. It makes an initial impression, provides an identity and establishes name ...


Fracking questions: Asked and answered

By The Daily Sentinel

If anything, the massive landslide near Collbran should reinforce the notion that the heavily regulated gas industry in Colorado has performed admirably under duress. Instead, the industry has had to endure suspicion as a potential cause of ...


Bookends acquisition is a worthy endeavor

By The Daily Sentinel

On the heels of a well-publicized and successful campaign to purchase the Three Sisters property, Mesa Land Trust is looking at two more parcels of land in the Monument Road corridor to add to the public domain. It’s part of a larger ...


District 51 pay plan is on the right track

By The Daily Sentinel

District 51’s new teacher pay model, while still in a conceptual phase, reflects a high level of trust between the administration and the local teachers union. Last week the union, Mesa Valley Education Association, ratified a new labor ...


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