Editorials

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Lt. governor pick 
an exciting choice

By The Daily Sentinel

Gov. John Hickenlooper has settled on a formidable candidate for the No. 2 slot in his administration and pitched her qualifications to be his “chief operating officer” during an announcement at the state capitol Wednesday. Donna ...


Obama in Cuba

By The Daily Sentinel

President Barack Obama made history Sunday as the first sitting president in more than 80 years to visit Cuba. On Tuesday, more than a year after taking steps to normalize full diplomatic relations with the autocratic Cuban government, he ...


Farewell, Dancing Queen

By The Daily Sentinel

Delaney Clements packed a lot of living into her short, 13-year life. She gave more than she took and she made the world a better place just by existing bravely among us. We are saddened, of course, by her passing, but she made it clear that ...


Discriminating tastes

By The Daily Sentinel

A Grand Junction landlord has challenged the notion of what’s fair when it comes to legal and socially acceptable discrimination. Mark Holmes, a long-time social and environmental activist, raised some eyebrows when the took out a ...


Grading transparency in local government

By The Daily Sentinel

Every year in March the American Society of Newspaper Editors promotes Sunshine Week, reminding everyone that government business is supposed to be conducted in the open. Laws that require governmental entities and public officials to be ...


A better way to deal with teenage ‘sexting’

By The Daily Sentinel

Current law makes felons of Colorado teens who send digital photos of their bare body parts to other teens’ smart phones. The practice, known as “sexting,” creates a conundrum for prosecutors. Sexually explicit images of ...


Local climate change?

By The Daily Sentinel

Rising temperatures should concern everyone, but the consequences seems particularly harmful to Colorado. That’s why Joe Ramey’s analysis of regional weather data is so compelling. It gives the climate-change “debate” ...


It’s Sunshine Week

By The Daily Sentinel

This is Sunshine Week in the U.S., when news organizations put a spotlight on the public’s right to know and size up the state of government openness and access to public records. Later this week, we’ll be grading our local ...


Severance taxes should be protected

By The Daily Sentinel

Sen. Ray Scott’s Senate Bill 97 is a good idea because it keeps lawmakers from diverting severance tax dollars away from their intended purpose, which is offsetting impacts to communities where mineral extraction occurs. Too often, the ...


A disappointing blow

By The Daily Sentinel

We probably should have seen this coming, but it still stings. Federal officials denied a permit Friday for a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Oregon that would have given a huge boost to Piceance Basin gas producers. In ...


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