Editorials

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Value of police survey is its transparency

By The Daily Sentinel

Asking citizens of Grand Junction about the job their police officers are doing is probably more important than the answers themselves. Indeed, “it’s hard to draw some conclusions” from responses to a recent survey, Police ...


Born on third base

By The Daily Sentinel

When a person is born into an advantageous position in life, yet feels he molded his own destiny, we say, “He was born on third base but thinks he hit a triple.” There is no equivalent phrase for the person who was born on third ...


The state of the state

By The Daily Sentinel

The success or failure of converting the hospital provider fee to an enterprise may very well test the fate of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. Gov. John Hickenlooper made a compelling case for the change during his annual State of the ...


We need to talk about a carbon tax

By The Daily Sentinel

Arch Coal filed for Chapter 11 protection on Monday, the latest casualty in an industry that has suffered from a sluggish market, increased competition from cheap natural gas and tougher regulations affecting coal-fired electrical ...


Fantasy finances

By The Daily Sentinel

There’s nothing like a Powerball jackpot bigger than the gross domestic product of some island nations to make us fantasize about what we’d do with all that money. Who can resist plunking down $2 for a shot at winning $1.4 ...


The law’s the same but the outcome’s different

By The Daily Sentinel

Colorado National Monument Superintendent Ken Mabery’s openness to considering a professional bike race over the 23-mile Rim Rock Drive has raised the hackles of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks. In March 2011, ...


State budget hinges on fate of hospital fee

By The Daily Sentinel

If you don’t know what the hospital provider fee is, you will soon enough because it’s the fulcrum upon which the see-saw battle over the budget will play out in this year’s upcoming legislative session. Democratic Gov. ...


Housing costs add to our economic woes

By The Daily Sentinel

On paper, it looks like a vicious one-two punch: The Grand Valley’s privately insured take a beating over health care costs while local housing costs are on par with more prosperous areas of the state that pay better wages. Recent ...


A troubling view 
of religious freedom

By The Daily Sentinel

Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than other faith groups. Unsurprisingly, Muslims rank as the least deserving of protections, according to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press and the ...


Can we find a reasonable approach to firearms?

By The Daily Sentinel

Guns are a polarizing topic across the country, but nowhere more so than here in Colorado where the mere mention of Columbine or Aurora conjures instant associations with deranged killers armed to the teeth. After Aurora, Colorado lawmakers ...


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