Editorials

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Outcry was heard

By The Daily Sentinel

Should lawmakers get a passing grade for their compromise bill to reform standardized testing? They certainly seem to think so. Through Twitter feeds, many of them expressed triumph upon passage of House Bill 1323, which reduces testing, yet ...


County raises fair points with BLM resource plan

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County’s request that the Bureau of Land Management hold off for six months before completing the travel-management portion of its proposed resource management plan for the Grand Junction field office may be ...


Suspend Brady

By The Daily Sentinel

There are two main ways to run afoul of the National Football League. There’s bad off-field behavior by players — smoking pot, driving drunk or punching a girlfriend — and there’s “cheating” or trying to ...


A rural winner

By The Daily Sentinel

Pushing water uphill. Herding cats. Choose a metaphor, but it was no easy feat getting Jump Start Colorado from idea to enabling legislation. But Senate Bill 282 passed the state House on a 50-13 vote Wednesday and will now head to Gov. John ...


You want what?

By The Daily Sentinel

Imagine a middle manager bucking for a raise by pointing out to his boss all the great ideas he came up with that were never implemented. Unfortunately, pushing for those ideas — which never gained traction for a variety of reasons ...


Threatened bird is a familiar Western story

By The Daily Sentinel

Grouse and cuckoos share more than protection under the Endangered Species Act. Their names are synonomous with the emotions they evoke when state and local officials are forced to contend with proposed conservation measures under the threat ...


Convert hospital fees to an enterprise fund

By The Daily Sentinel

A few weeks ago, Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Legislature to consider several initiatives that could soften the squeeze the Taxpayers Bill of Rights puts on the state’s budget. One of them involves converting the state’s ...


A hard lesson

By The Daily Sentinel

Marilyn Charlesworth had her day in court and her lawyer made a valiant attempt to establish that her responses to a 2004 jury questionnaire didn’t make her a liar — even though those responses didn’t reflect the ...


Keep telecom under the purview of OCC

By The Daily Sentinel

We pressed for the Colorado Senate to stop its foot-dragging and introduce a bill to reauthorize the Office of Consumer Counsel — the state agency that represents homeowners, farmers and small businesses in rate cases before the Public ...


A jump start

By The Daily Sentinel

Better late than never. Indeed, the late introduction of a bill meant to boost the sagging fortunes of economically distressed areas of the state means it will be fast-tracked because the scheduled end of the legislative session is just a ...


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