Editorials

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‘Right to try’ offers hope to the dying

By The Daily Sentinel

With the stroke of a pen, Gov. John Hickenlooper enacted a law Saturday giving terminally ill patients in Colorado the right to try experimental drugs before they’re approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Colorado became the ...


It’s time to complete immigration reform

By The Daily Sentinel

Pressure is mounting for members of the U.S. House of Representatives to tackle immigration reform before election-year campaigns get into full swing and obliterate any hope of bipartisan cooperation on the matter. President Barack Obama has ...


Art on the Corner due for changes

By The Daily Sentinel

A few recent letters to the editor have taken issue with a whimsical tradition of adorning downtown sculptures with hand-knitted items, such as scarves, hats and vests in conjunction with the Art and Music Festival. Knit on the Corner is the ...


Airport clear of Justice Department, but probe continues

By The Daily Sentinel

After an FBI raid cast a pall over operations at the Grand Junction Regional Airport last fall, the airport board tightened controls and cleaned up its mess sufficiently enough for federal authorities to pronounce, in binding fashion, that it ...


Here’s to healthier school lunch options

By The Daily Sentinel

What working parent hasn’t come home at the end of a particulary taxing day and cringed at the prospect of cooking dinner? Sometimes the convenience of ordering a pizza or zapping something in the microwave overrides a parent’s ...


The cost of democracy

By The Daily Sentinel

We are growing weary of the debate over public lands management in the West devolving into armed confrontations. The latest example came Saturday when 40 to 50 people, many waving American flags and some carrying weapons, willfully broke the ...


Hilkey’s appointment a well-deserved honor

By The Daily Sentinel

Congratulations to Stan Hilkey on being chosen by Gov. John Hickenlooper to become executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety. As Mesa County sheriff, Hilkey proved himself to be a an exceptional administrator who found ...


Whither civility?

By The Daily Sentinel

There appears to be some agreement that Montrose County government is a nexus for fractious relations. But who’s fighting, exactly? Outgoing County Manager Rick Eckert cited a poisonous political climate — and its debilitating ...


A sovereign headache

By The Daily Sentinel

Credit the “sovereign citizen” movement with forcing states to deal with the filing of spurious liens. The trickledown of this obnoxious practice, often called “paper terrorism,” is that Mesa County is considering ...


New school standards confusing, but needed

By The Daily Sentinel

The good news is that for the second year in a row District 51 third-graders beat the state average in scoring at or above grade level on 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program reading tests: 72 percent to 71.5 percent. The bad news? ...


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